VAUGHAN, ON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - RESCON is pleased to announce that most collective agreements have been renewed without a labour disruption for residential construction in the GTA. While some agreements are still being negotiated, the low-rise electricians have voted against a settlement.
All collective bargaining agreements for residential construction in the GTA expired yesterday (April 30).
Under labour legislation, the union representing residential low-rise electricians is entitled to engage in lawful strike activities. RESCON has advised members that labour disputes are inherently unpredictable and lend themselves to rumours and misinformation.
Residential construction builders, stakeholders and homeowners must keep this in mind to ensure the information they receive is accurate.
At this time, 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.
RESCON will continue to monitor residential negotiations and advise interested parties on updates as they become available.
WHAT IS RESCON?
It is the Residential Construction Council of Ontario, a unique association that represents
new-home and condominium builders on issues which include labour relations, health and safety,
WSIB, labour training and apprenticeship, building code reform and technical standards.
If you have any questions about the bargaining process, please call Andrew Pariser or Richard Lyall at 905-760-7777, or email email@example.com.
SOURCE Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON)
For further information: Aonghus Kealy, Director of Communications, RESCON, W: 905-760-7777, x. 111, C: 647-530-4855, firstname.lastname@example.org