OGMA Newsletter – December 2018

FALL SEMINAR: The November seminar on demystifying the bonding process and Certificate of Recognition was hugely informative. The OGMA would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our presenters from bonding specialists, Petrela, Winter, and Associates, and COR trainers, 4S Consulting. Attendees picked up some critical information on bid bonding and how to comply with a critical safety standard.

BILL 148 REPEALED: In the August issue, we reported on the increase in Ontario’s minimum wage as well as a long list of days off for employees that included 10 Personal Emergency Leave days per year, two of those being fully paid. Lobbying by numerous business groups was successful and the new PC government scaled back or cancelled many of these overly labour-friendly provisions.

ONTARIO “MODERNIZING” APPRENTICE SYSTEM: The government issued a press statement to notify their intention to remove many of the regulatory burdens on the apprenticeship system in order to increase entry into the trades. Part of the proposal includes winding down the Ontario College of Trades.

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