Members and non-members are continuously affected in their operations by negotiations performed by Association staff. As an Employer under agreement with any one (1) or more of the six (6) civil trade unions, you should have a say in the affairs affecting your business operations. It is important to note that membership in the General Contractors’ Association does not bind a company to collective agreements. Only those companies already bound by one or more of the six civil trade unions are eligible for membership in the Association.
Members enjoy professional staff and certain retainer services of legal counsel in the event of grievances, threatened work stoppages, and jurisdictional disputes, as well as any labour related matters that may affect the General Contractor. Management rights are of prime interest to staff who will act on your behalf to resolve labour issues affecting your business.
We frequently produce construction labour relations bulletins, which are distributed to all member companies. These bulletins contain a variety of information including commentary regarding recent Ontario Labour Relations Board decisions and collective bargaining updates. Only through membership in the GCAT will you obtain these bulletins with important information crucial to your business.
Staff is available to assist Employers with the interpretation of collective agreements, wage rate information, travel zones, and other labour relations needs that may arise.
The General Contractors’ Association takes a very keen and active interest in ever-evolving legislation, which may affect your business.