June & July 2018 OADC Bi Monthly Newsletter

It’s officially Summer and the OADC is on the Course!
The OADC was thrilled to participate in the Casa Dos Acores Golf Tournament, held at Glen Eagle Golf, on July 17th. A huge appreciation and thank you to LiUNA OPDC for the invitation. We were so excited to bring along some of our OADC Members, which included Travis Willison from GLF Infrastructure Group Inc., Charlie Dahl from JMX Contracting Inc., Robin Priestly from Priestly Demolition Inc., Marco Caeiro from Delsan-AIM Environmental Services Inc. and Sean Carter from QM Environmental.
For more information on Casa Dos Acores, please click below:

 

PPO News News
There is a lot of information becoming available on the new Construction Act.  PPO is putting together its own guide that will be distributed this fall.  However, in the meantime here are other resources that are available to our OADC Members
THE NEW CONSTRUCTION ACT RESOURCES
On July 1, 2018 the first phase of the new  Construction Act of Ontario  came into effect.  The first phase includes, amendments to lien and holdback rules. The second phase, effective October 1, 2019, deals with prompt payment, adjudication and municipalities.
  • A guide to the Construction Act developed by the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association – Click here
  • A presentation from Gowlings WLG that includes some check lists for complying with the Act – Click here
It’s important to note the transition rules. The old regime will still apply where:
  • The contract was entered into before July 1, 2018.
  • The procurement process (RFQ, RFP, tender call) is commenced (not concluded) before July 1, 2018. In other words, the trigger date will not be the closing date of the tender, but the date on which the tender call was issued by the owner.
  • The facility is subject to a leasehold interest and the lease is entered into before July 1, 2018.
These legislative and regulatory changes will impact all companies involved in construction, please take some time to educated yourself, the resources below are a good start.
COCA’s website that has a webinar by Edward Dryer
Surety Bonds and the Construction Act:
List of forms for the Construction Act
Court Services – Forms you can download for the Construction Act

 

 

 

COCA News
The following Provincial and Governmental Legislation and Regulation updates were provided by our partner, COCA for the month of:
June & July, 2018
  COCA Updates
  • June, 2018 – COCA Government Relations Report.
  • Click Here to view the report.
  • COCA Priorities and the New Government
  • Ford Government Sworn In
  • Who Will Really Manage the New Ontario Government?
  • First Actions of Ontario’s New Government
  • Brain Drain in the Public Service
  • WSIB Rate Framework Policies Approved
  • July, 2018 – COCA Government Relations Report.
  • Click Here to view the report.
  • Prompt Payment Update
  • COCA’s Priorities
  • Summer Session Could Last Three More Weeks
  • New Government’s Top Priorities Passed Into Law
  • Bill Introduced to Cancel Ontario’s Participation in Cap and Trade
  • Our New Provincial Government’s Priorities
  • Sex Ed Curriculum
  • COCA in the News
  • On June 14, 2018, COCA President, Ian Cunningham, spoke to the Daily Commercial News about Ontario’s Provincial Election. The OADC values our partnership with COCA and continues to look to them as our Industry’s Government Relations resource. Click here to read the full article.
  • Ministry of Labour Monthly Report to the PLMHSC
  • June, 2018 – Click here
  • July, 2018 – Click here
  • COCA Newsletters
  • June, 2018 – Click here
  • July, 2018 – Click here
If you have any questions or have any Provincial news that you would like reported to your organization, please contact Margaret Taylor, Executive Director,
416-684-9599 or mtaylor@oadc.ca

 

 

 

 

Office of the Employer Adviser News
The following are emails received by our office from the Office of the Employer Adviser news from June & July, 2018
  • WSIB Funding Moderinization Update – Click here
  • Sudbury Construction Company Charged with Criminal Negligence – Click here

 

 

 

IHSA News
Your Summer 2018 edition of the Labour-Management Network e-News
  • Marijuana legalization set to become effective October 17
  • Where is the Health and Safety Awareness e-learning module? / Why was it taken down? / How do I meet the requirements of Awareness training now?
  • IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs
  • The impact of powerline contact is instant and lethal
  • MTO Paves Way for Fairer Compliance in Excavation, Aggregate Sectors
  • Regional LMHSC Activity Update
  • and much more. Click here

 

 

CECCO News
As we begin to get ready for bargaining in the Spring, 2019, the OADC will be releasing news received from our partners at the Construction Employers Coordinating Council of Ontario. This news will be specifically related to Provincial Bargaining coming from Construction Industry Employer Bargaining Agencies across Ontario
Here is the latest from CECCO
  • Bill 148 – Personal Emergency Leave for Construction Employees: NewGuidance from the OLRB – Click here to read the decision
  • Email from CECCO Executive Director, Wayne Peterson advising the OADC of a request letter written to Premiere Doug Ford regarding Bill 148
From:  Wayne Peterson
Sent:  July 31, 2018 2:16 PM
To:  Wayne Peterson < wpeterson@cecco.org >
Subject:  Bulletin #12-18 Update
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS COORDINATING COUNCIL OF ONTARIO
Being in the dog days of summer things at CECCO like many other associations are happening at a more leisurely pace. This pace is providing time to contemplate how our twenty-five EBAs may enhance the sharing in our bargaining proposal items, share successful strategies they used in the past to ensure their interests were addressed and the optimal updating of data of all EBA ongoing bargaining sessions.
Any suggestions on how we can improve will be well received and worthwhile discussing.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with your Board or your negotiation committee at your earliest convenience to have a brief discussion on CECCO’s course of action during the upcoming negotiations and to solicit their support of adopted practices. Please advise a suitable date and time.
It appears issues of common concern for this round of bargaining centre on retaining some semblance of market share:
  • Wage increase %
  • Availability of manpower
  • Hiring hall practices (name hiring)
  • Greater provincial mobility
  • Personnel dispatched work ready
  • Overtime (1 ½)
Relating to the Fair Wage Act (Bill 148), to date we have had no responses to our letters to Premier Ford and Minister of Labour Scott. The rumor mill has the Premier revoking the Bill. We all know the old adage in construction – if you have not heard a new rumor by 11 am start one. I hope this is not the case here.
If the rumor has any base of truth I believe it is in our best interest to ensure that the Premier receives as many letters as possible requesting the repealing the Bill. In this vein please ensure if your association has not sent a letter on your letterhead to the Premiere.
Attached for reference is our letter of July 2, 2018 to Premier Ford. Click here

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