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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:
Dec 12
2018

COCA Newsletter – December 2018

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. New Government Moving Quickly Our new government has been productive during the fall 2018 session. A total of eight Government Bills have been passed since Doug Ford and his PC team took control of the provincial government. Those Bills […]

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Posted:
Dec 7
2018

Employer Drug and Alcohol Policies

Featured Member Benefit: Got a Benefits Question? Let one of our experts research your question and provide customized information on any employee benefits topic. A free member service! Learn More CANADA Pension/Retirement Pension systems have improved but there’s more to be done WealthProfessional.ca – Dec 03, 2018 Pension systems across the OECD member nations including […]

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Posted:
Dec 6
2018

In a Flash | Random Drug and Alcohol Testing is a Go at Suncor Worksites in the Oil Sands

Safety matters. Controlling impairment as a potential hazard has evidently continued to be a priority for Suncor even with the energy sector under pressure on multiple fronts. It has been a long road for Suncor to reach an agreement with the Union. One that had many a speedbump and even U-turns at times. See our […]

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Posted:
Dec 6
2018

Advantage Steel Monthly – November 2018

Features Canadian Government Commits to Passing Prompt Payment Legislation Read the NTCCC Press Release inside CISC Urges Canadian Government to Take Action on Critical Issues Impacting the Steel Construction Industry at Annual Day on the Hill Public Review on Proposed Changes to Codes Canada Publications Now Open Public review closes on Jan 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. […]

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Posted:
Dec 6
2018

Complimentary Webinar – You’ve Had a Workplace Accident! Managing the OHS Risk – Coast to Coast

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00pm to 2:00pm, EST Serious and fatal accidents, and even high risk violations of OHS laws, can happen in the “safest” of workplaces, and at any time. Are your human resources, health and safety and frontline management prepared to manage or assist with a response plan, or will the approach […]

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Posted:
Dec 6
2018

Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 – Royal Assent

Please find attached two memos that summarize the changes put in place by Bill 47 – one for unionized construction employees, and one for non-construction employees.  I’ve included the changes to the OCOT legislation in the construction memo.   With respect to construction employees working under ICI collective agreements, the most notable changes to the ESA are […]

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Posted:
Dec 5
2018

ENR FutureTech News

Autodesk’s Announced Acquisition of PlanGrid Aims to Tackle the Design-to-Construction Disconnect Integrating design document creation and project execution into a unified platform is the strategic goal of Autodesk’s $875 million acquisition of a tech startup that set out to replace blueprints with digital workflows delivered by mobile devices on jobsites, seven years ago. Autonomous Drone […]

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Posted:
Dec 5
2018

OCS BULLETIN – Government of Canada Releases 2018 Fall Economic Statement

Yesterday, Canada’s Federal Minister of Finance, the Hon. Bill Morneau, presented the 2018 Fall Economic Statement to Parliament. The statement addresses several issues that are noteworthy for Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry. Please see a short summary of the relevant issues below, more details can be found by following the links: Accelerating investment in infrastructure […]

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