The GCAT Board of Directors
As far back as the 1920`s, there are records of contractors within T.C.A. negotiating with Building Trade Unions as a group. However, agreements concluded by the group were signed by each individual contractor on a voluntary basis. Following World War II Building Trade Unions were successful in a major expansion of the number of companies under collective agreement and for the first time the then Toronto Builders Exchange hired a full time Director of Labour Relations to co-ordinate the efforts of member companies in their negotiations and to act as chief spokesman.
Those negotiations were always limited to the so-called civil trades (Carpenters, Labourers, Bricklayers, Operating Engineers, Cement Masons and Rod workers). In the same period Mechanical, Electrical and Sheetmetal contractors established separate trade associations to represent the particular interest of their members including the negotiation of agreements with the United Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Sheetmetal Union.
Board of Directors
J.J. McGuire General Contractors Inc.
Bird Construction Company
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.
The Dalton Company Ltd.
Eastern Construction Company Limited
General Contractors’ Association of Toronto
Harbridge & Cross Limited
Avenue Building Corporation