On Tuesday November 1st, AGMCA Executive Director Noel Marsella, met with the Federal Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser. The meeting was held at the FTI Glazier Training Centre in Toronto. Topics discussed included the need for a revamped skilled immigration system to help target candidates with the required skills and… Read More about “Meeting with the Federal Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser”
Province unveils new initiatives to tackle labour shortages and modernize skilled trades. View the news release HERE.
Labour Burden Calculation sheets have been sent out to members in Hamilton, Ottawa, and Toronto. If you are a member and have not received one, or require one specific to another area, contact the AGMCA office.
New ICI Collective Agreement Partial Summary Sheet Memorandum of Settlement agreed and signed by the AGMCA and IUPAT on June 27, 2022 A new three (3) year Provincial ICI Construction Collective Agreement has been ratified by both Employers and Employees signatory to the AGMCA and IUPAT Ontario ICI Construction… Read More about “New ICI Collective Agreement”
Notice to all AGMCA Glazing Contractors operating under the ICI and Residential Collective Agreements
Despite our negotiation committee’s best efforts, please be advised that talks with the IUPAT have reached a stalemate. We have presented several offers that we know are in line, or in many cases exceed, the percentage increases already established by other trade settlements made to date. Under the current union… Read More about “Notice to all AGMCA Glazing Contractors operating under the ICI and Residential Collective Agreements”
YWCA Toronto has partnered with the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to bring you a unique, women-focused pre-apprenticeship training program to become an Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (Glazier). Click HERE for more details!
“The Other Pandemic is a construction industry campaign initiated by OCC and the Carpenters Union. It is aimed at the alarming rate of opioid overdose deaths occurring in the construction industry workforce. Our Province is in the grips of another pandemic – the high rate of overdose deaths from tainted… Read More about “What is The Other Pandemic?”
“In response to recent trends that show an alarming increase in COVID-19 infections and the uncertainty around remote learning and indoor events of this magnitude, we are extremely disappointed to notify you that Future Building 2022 has been cancelled.” Read the full notice here: Future Building 2022 Cancellation Notice
As we draw towards the close of 2021, the AGMCA would like to thank all of our member glazing contractors for their continued support. Through hard work and sheer determination, our members have pushed through another very challenging year. From COVID-related shutdowns and protocols, to serious supply chain issues and… Read More about “Glass Canada Magazine – December 2021”
AGMCA is saddened by the passing of long-time Director and Treasurer, Al Jones, formally of Parkway Glass. AL JONES Glass Industry Obituary