Split Hairs and Sector Disputes

Operating as a unionized, construction contractor in Ontario means navigating a maze of overlapping, often barely comprehensible collective agreements and competing union work claims. Collective agreements reference multiple other collective agreements, each with their own work jurisdiction clauses, classifications, and unwritten area work practices. A recent decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board has just made these considerations more treacherous and the process of costing innovative construction projects more difficult.

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