Ontario Construction Local Board Reports
Local 6 Board members were happy to welcome all Local 6 members to the annual general meeting and golf tournament. The weather was perfect, the company was enjoyable, and the food was terrific. The prize table was also well-stocked as we had many groups show their support to CLAC’s members. A few positions on the local board were up for reelection, and the voting process reinstated the current board members. The board will assign the positions to the elected members at its next meeting. Local 6 members also voted on a proposal to create a viable charity project that the local will take on to help communities in our region. If you have suggestions, talk to your representative or Local 6 Board member. The board also welcomed two new electrical groups to the local. We have a few more organizing growth opportunities to add in the near future.
Local 52 Board members met on June 20, 2019. Local staff reported on the organizing of B-Safe Electric, Demoforyourreno Inc., Gratten Construction, Industrial Floor Systems Corp., and Sturdy Powerlines. Currently, Local staff are working on 11 rounds of negotiations, of which 4 are renewals and 2 are first collective agreements. Settlements have been achieved by Local staff for 17 groups of employees in the local. They include Beckett Electric, Corrcoat Services, Cynergy Mechanical, Dominion Construction, Global Mechanical, MCA Contracting, NAC, Paynel Electric, Percon Construction, Pre-Eng Contracting, Sturdy Powerlines Ltd., Synapse Electric, Tor-Crete Ltd, Tri-Unite, Upper Canada Glass, Wilkinson Construction, and York Concrete. Local staff provided an update about the recent developments around Bill 66 and fair and open tendering. Also, Local staff highlighted the upcoming PTSI Day, which took place on June 27 at the Cambridge Member Centre.
The Local 53 Board held a golf and annual meeting event on Saturday, June 28, at the Cobble Hills Golf Club in Thamesford. Following a fun morning round of golf, members enjoyed a barbecue lunch in the clubhouse and the annual meeting of the local. Members were provided a short presentation on the growth and highlights of union membership over the past year, as well as a forecast ahead into 2019 and 2020. The Local 53 audited financial statements for 2018 were reviewed and accepted by the members. Also, members elected four nominees to serve position terms on the Local 53 Board. Shelia Davis (VanRooyen Earthmoving Ltd.) was reelected for another term as well as newcomers Shane Grant (Fortress Concrete Forming Inc.), George Pratt (J.M.R. Electric Ltd.), and Dave Knapp (Graceview Enterprises Inc.).