Ontario Construction News staff writer Sheet Metal Workers’ Union negotiators say they have crafted a comprehensive settlement proposal and communicated this offer to the Ontario Sheet Metal Contractors Association (SMCA) and that the SMCA “has finally agreed to reconvene negotiations”...
Ontario Construction News staff writer As the strike of thousands of Ontario unionized sheet metal workers enters its eighth week, the dispute has turned into a war of attrition. The issues on the surface: Employers’ demands to change the four...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto’s decision to opt out of legislation which would have allowed it to use non-union contractors for city construction projects puts the city in the unique spot as being the only Ontario municipality where unionized...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto City Council has decided that the city will remain a construction employer under the Ontario Labour Relations Act, electing to opt out of provincial legislation which would have allowed the city to end the...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Negotiations to resolve the strike of unionized sheet metal workers ended abruptly on Wednesday, the Sheet Metal Workers’ Union reports. In a memo to members, the union said that, after presenting a revised offer by email,...
Ontario Construction News staff writer ZEST Communities Inc. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for Upper Mill Pond, the newest addition to The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills in Hamilton, which it describes as Canada’s first 55-plus resort-style community. The project is...
Ontario Construction News Tomorrow, Toronto City Council is expected to make a fateful decision – to either do nothing and end a long-standing collective bargaining agreement requiring the city to use unionized construction trades for most of its projects –...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Ontario’s sheet metal contractors have presented a new offer to the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SWMIA), indicating progress in resolving the strike that has put thousand of workers off the job since early May. The...
By Mark Buckshon Ontario Construction News staff writer US construction economist Ed Zarenski believes that the much-reported construction labour shortage may indicate significant productivity challenges as well as possible ‘over-hiring’ by contractors, rather than a fundamental labour shortage. Although his data is...
Ontario Construction News special feature A $21 million dollar Rideau Canal bridge erected at the crossing of Fifth Ave. and Clegg St. is set to improve commuting for pedestrians and cyclists. The project, led by general contractor Pomerleau and commenced in...
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