Ontario Construction News staff writer Almost a month after Ontario’s unionized sheet metal construction workers walked off the job in a dispute relating to hours of work and union hiring hall powers, about 12,000 plumbers and pipefitters laid down their...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Unless a last-minute settlement is achieved, 12,000 Ontario plumbers and pipefitters will walk off the job on Tuesday, joining sheet metal workers who have been on strike since the beginning of May. As the weekend approached,...
Ontario Construction News staff writer A dispute about work hours and union hiring hall procedures that has caused sheet metal workers to be on strike throughout the province since the weekend of May 4 appears likely to spread to unionized...
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 Final-second negotiations between the Ontario Pipe Trades Council (OPTC) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario (MCAO) have led to a 48-hour hold on the anticipated strike by 12,000 plumbers and pipefitters scheduled to start...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Most unions – but the electricians – have agreed to new three year contracts with the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), by the time collective bargaining agreements expired in the Greater Toronto Area on...
A major Ontario general contractor’s surety default “appears likely to go down as the largest loss in Canadian surety history,” broker Petrela Winters & Associates (PWA) says in a recent newsletter. The broker says the default coupled with “several (other)...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The on-again, off-again strike action by 12,000 plumbers and pipefitters across Ontario will likely be “on again” after United Association (UA) union members voted at special meetings Thursday afternoon on a final offer from the...
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”...
With contract negotiations at an impasse, Ontario’s 12,000 unionized plumbers and steamfitters are headed for their first strike in more than three decades at midnight tonight. The Ontario Pipe Trades Council (OPTC) says in a statement it had been hopeful...
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