RESCON is offering our newsletter readers an update on the 2019 collective bargaining season.
RESCON President Richard Lyall
While bargaining continues for some trades, it is important to note that the high-rise sheet metal strike is still ongoing, but that the low-rise electricians reached a settlement and their remobilization period has commenced. This is a positive outcome for low-rise electricians, builders and homebuyers. RESCON encourages homebuyers to be in touch with their builders to fully and better understand how their homes may be affected.
Further, we will continue to monitor residential negotiations and advise interested parties on updates as they become available.
It is impossible to know the potential duration or breadth of the labour disruptions. However, it is important to remember that the labour legislation which governs residential construction in the GTA mandates a return-to-work date no later than June 15.
Please find RESCON's previous bargaining updates at these links for your records:
- May 1
- May 14
- May 17
Also in this newsletter: we continue to feature RESCON in the News, including the latest on the Housing Supply Action Plan; the association's Amina Dibe writes about a Humber College graduate with a bright future as a tile setter; Michael de Lint writes about his takeaways from recent visits Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco; Toronto online lifestyle magazine torontostoreys.com features five stories on five women in construction (you probably know one or more); and the National Post and ReNew Canada magazine report on RCCAO's latest infrastructure investment report, authored by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis.
Enjoy the newsletter. Let's go Raptors!
Richard Lyall, President