National Maintenance Agreement Insulators

The three-year Alberta National Maintenance collective agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2017 and expire on December 31, 2019 to position ourselves and our contract partners for success: in my letter of July 26, 2016, I promised to keep you updated as part of the contract renewal process. Today I write because I have news. While we expected a longer process, our contractors indicated that they needed a commitment on new trading terms for 2017 and beyond in order to submit their bids for a number of major RPPs that will soon be finalized. On August 11, we concluded our negotiations and, as we expected at the opening of these negotiations, this largely reflects the current economic climate in the province. I know that the summer has been turbulent for many of our members, which is why I wanted to contact you as quickly as possible to inform you of the new terms of the agreement that will affect you. As an alliance of thirteen (13) International Construction Construction Unions for Construction, the General Presidents` Maintenance Committee for Canada/National Maintenance Council for Canada is dedicated to protecting the interests of our members. We fight for you because we are you. However, Alberta`s economic climate is an important and unique challenge. With fewer and fewer construction projects underway, competition in our sector has never been more intense, as public companies and non-signatory contractors seek employment opportunities for their craft staff and supplant our employers in the maintenance sector. What complicates matters further is that our contractors are under unprecedented pressure to balance their costs with international cost structures and in agreement with the CLAC and open-store contractors. We assume that if our offers exceed 10% (10%) one point to the other Above those of our competitors, we will lose every time. That is the reality with which we have entered into these negotiations. Learn more about the importance of proper installation of Firestopping materials through standardized and correct design, installation, inspection and maintenance.

On that date, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Canada will no longer participate in the new collective agreement as of January 1, 2017. As an esteemed member of our General Presidents` Maintenance Committee for Canada-National, the amendments described above will be reflected in an extraordinary Memorandum of Understanding that expires at the end of 2019 with the collective agreement. Our members will soon have the opportunity to review this agreement themselves. Once the design process is complete, we will send copies to your business managers. (Please note that the amendments negotiated for the Alberta NMA are likely to be included in general presidents` site maintenance contracts and will also come into effect on January 1, 2017. Interviews are scheduled for the fall with our GPMA employers). During our negotiations, the committee realized that our partners have great respect for you and for your work. Thanks to your professionalism and incomparable craftsmanship, you have distinguished yourself as the best in a field of fierce competitors. That`s why they wanted to find a way to continue working with you. We believe that the terms of this agreement will allow us to continue to work with our employers and do what we do best – build and maintain the supply and energy infrastructure that supports the lives of Albertans and the Canadian economy. Access to additional resources for members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators – Allied Workers…

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