Bill 148 and Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) Days

RE:  Bill 148 and Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) Days Paid Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days were introduced into the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) effective January 1, 2018.  Under the previous version of the ESA, employers with 50 or more employees were...

Ontario Collective Bargaining Highlights – May 2017

Bargaining Overview – May 2017 In May, 21 settlements  were ratified covering approximately 8,576 employees. The average annual base wage increase (AAI) was 1.8% (1.6% public sector; 2.0% private sector). Five settlements received lump sum, stipends or signing...

AGM meeting Oct 19, 2017

Time:  10:00 AM Place:  The Guild Office    Guild AGM Meeting October 19, 2017 Please fill out the below to indicate if you are going to attend this years AGM. Name* First Last Email* Will you be attending this year ?* Yes count me in No I cannot Make it Please select...

Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Ontario Construction Secretariat Annual General Meeting was held at the Rogers Centre in Toronto Ontario on August, 30 2017. For details about this event or others, please contact OCS...

The Union Safety Effect – Key Findings

The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) partnered with OCS to scientifically address the question of a union safety effect in Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry. This ground-breaking, independent research is based on WSIB data from 45,000 companies and...

23% SAFER: The Union Safety Effect

OCS has prepared this quick info sheet to help our industry share the positive results of this research with our partners, clients and stakeholders.  This study reveals that Ontario’s unionized ICI construction industry is 23% SAFER when compared to non-union...