Posts written in : January 2018

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
Jan 30
2018

Your Winter 2018 Edition edition of the Labour-Management Network e-News

Welcome to your Winter 2018 issue of the Labour-Management Network newsletter Network e-News Winter 2018 Issue  About the L-M Network | L-M Member Sign-In  | IHSA.ca  Institute for Work and Health, IHSA and Ontario Ministry of Labour host Dr. Linda Goldenhar How can you improve health and safety culture? On November 2, 2017, the Institute for Work and Health, IHSA and […]

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Posted:
Jan 26
2018

Employment Standards Presentation Calendar

As part of the Ministry of Labour’s ongoing commitment to educate employees and employers on their rights and obligations, the ministry has partnered with organizations across Ontario to provide seminars on the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), with a special focus on recent changes to labour laws under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (Bill 148). Click here to view the […]

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Posted:
Jan 23
2018

Registration is Now Open for the 18th Annual State of the Industry and Outlook Conference

  REGISTER NOW The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) welcomes stakeholders in Ontario’s unionized construction industry to register for the 18th Annual State of the Industry and Outlook Conference. The conference will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario on Thursday March 8, 2018. This is a must attend event for construction industry professionals who […]

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Posted:
Jan 23
2018

2-Minute News

2-Minute News · IHSA Safety Talk: Cold Stress · Revised Mobile Crane Manual now available  · 2018 IHSA COR™ Open House and OGCA Leadership Conference · MOL looking for input on health and safety in Ontario · IHSA to offer Working at Heights Refresher IHSA Safety Talk: Cold Stress When you’re cold, blood vessels in your skin, arms, and […]

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Posted:
Jan 17
2018

Weekly Ontario Construction Report – January 15

See the latest issue online here. National Master Specification competitive landscape shifts with new CSC strategic alliance The competitive landscape for distribution of the Canadian National Master Construction Specification (NMS) has shifted with the decision by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) to end a 15-year marketing alliance with Digicon Information Inc. and enter into a new agreement […]

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Posted:
Jan 16
2018

Carillion’s collapse leaves Canadian road, hospital, military contracts in question

THE NATIONAL TODAY – READ FULL ARTICLE HERE. Carillion’s collapse leaves Canadian road, hospital, military contracts in question Excerpt from the CBC News U.K.-based Carillion PLC, which was forced into bankruptcy on Monday, has 23,000 workers around the globe including 6,000 in Canada. Its Canadian contracts range from highway snowplowing in Ontario and Alberta, to property […]

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Posted:
Jan 16
2018

Construction in Ontario Newsletter – January 2018 Edition

Read the complete Construction in Ontario newsletter here.  Greetings! The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a federation of construction associations; the largest and most representational group of industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) and heavy civil construction employers in Ontario. Our member organizations represent more than 10,000 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees. As industry advocate, […]

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Posted:
Jan 16
2018

MOL REPORT TO LABOUR-MANAGEMENT NETWORK – JANUARY 2018 MEETING

Ministry of Labour’s latest monthly report to the Provincial Labour Management Health and Safety Committee (PLMHSC).  You will note there were 18 fatalities in the construction industry 2017 versus 14 in 2016.  That metric is headed in the wrong direction.  Let’s commit to doing everything we can to reverse that trend and minimize the suffering […]

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Posted:
Jan 8
2018

Your weekly Ontario Construction Report

This week’s Ontario Construction Report. See the latest issue here. New Construction Act receives Royal Assent: Industry awaits proclamation, regulations Following Royal Assent just before Christmas, Ontario’s new Construction Act will radically reform industry practices, including payment terms and dispute resolution. But for the first few months this year, it will be business as usual because most […]

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Posted:
Jan 8
2018

You Are Invited! Marijuana & Workplace Safety Webinar

Marijuana & Workplace Safety – What’s an Employer to Do? Medical and Legal Issues with Marijuana Legalization Complimentary Webinar Thursday January 25, 2018 |  12.00 pm – 2.00 pm EST Mathews Dinsdale Presenters: Loretta Bouwmeester, Calgary Andrew Reynolds, Toronto Tara Erskine, QC, Halifax    Guest Presenter: Dr. Melissa Snider-Adler, Chief Medical Review Officer at DriverCheck   The legalization of marijuana […]

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