News

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.

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Jun 13
2019

ICI Collective Bargaining Bulletin – June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 The OCS is committed to providing information to our labour and management stakeholders to ensure all parties are aware of current bargaining progress and settlements as they occur. This is the 6th edition of our ICI Collective Bargaining Bulletin based on information received by the OCS as of the end of day June 11, 2019. Currently, 16 agreements have […]

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Jun 7
2019

The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, May 2019 Issue

Project Highlights Industrial Info Dodge Pipeline Spotlight on Safety, Training and Leadership News and Resources For Contractors News and Resources For Ironworkers IMPACT and Iron Workers In The News Upcoming Events Industrial Info IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports identify specific project related data. […]

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Jun 7
2019

May 2019 Issue of COCA’s Government Relations Report

Good afternoon, Please find attached the May 2019 issue of COCA’s Government Relations Report. May 2019 GR Report In this issue: COCA Scores Another Win; Bill 108 Addresses Executive Officers in Construction WSIB Review Underway The make-up of Legislature About to Change Premier’s Poll Numbers Collapsing Thank you, Martin Benson Operations Manager    

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Jun 3
2019

2-Minute News from the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association – May 2019

IHSA Safety Talk: Impairment in the workplace Product spotlight: Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons (B016) IHSA has free safety product downloads WSIB releases Health and Safety Index results IHSA Safety Talk: Impairment in the workplace We often think of impairment as a result of using substances such as alcohol or drugs— whether they are […]

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Jun 3
2019

Your Ontario Construction News Daily Update – May 27

12,000 plumbers and pipefitters on precipice of province-wide strike as negotiations falter 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, progress appeared […]

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Jun 1
2019

Ontario Government Announces Review of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Dear Clients and Friends, Yesterday, the Government of Ontario announced the appointment of two special advisors to conduct a review of the province’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”).  The WSIB is an independent agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces.  The review is welcome news to Ontario employers covered by the WSIB and that have long […]

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May 23
2019

COCA Newsletter – May 2019

Welcome to COCA’s monthly Newsletter. Unless noted otherwise, all articles written by COCA President, Ian Cunningham. View this newswletter as a web page. COCA Finds Flaw in Federal Prompt Payment Act Bill C97 is the federal government’s budget Bill. Like the Ontario government’s budget Bill, Bill 100, C97 is a large omnibus Bill that amends […]

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