It’s been a busy few months for RESCON and its members.
The residential construction legislated strike window closed on June 15 in what was a productive collective bargaining season. Thank you to the MTABA, TRCLB and DRCLB board members for the countless hours and tireless commitment to the collective bargaining process.
This round of bargaining featured increased labour stability for the industry with strike action limited to two low-rise and two high-rise trades.
The low-rise electrical workers (click here) as well as the concrete and drain workers (low and high-rise) are no longer on strike. While the exterior cladding sheet-metal workers have returned to work in the residential sector, their work stoppage in the ICI sector continues. This also means, that the remobilization period for residential construction is well underway.
The Globe and Mail recently wrote about the collective bargaining season in an article in which RESCON VP Andrew Pariser discussed construction as a viable and desirable career choice for young people in reporter Shane Dingman’s article.
You’ll find the story at this link.
Elsewhere, Dingman speaks with RESCON’s Paul De Berardis about high-rise builders’ struggles with city council to handle stormwater in new Toronto condos through discharge agreements; RCCAO’s parking standards report gets some great coverage through BNN Bloomberg and CBC.ca; the next crop of George Brown College students meet RESCON’s builder members; I write about why Bill 108 is the bold solution we need to solve the GTA’s housing crisis; lastly, stories in the Toronto Sun and On-Site magazine promote the skilled trades.
Here’s wishing you a very happy and restful Canada Day!
Richard Lyall, President