The evolution of health and safety on unionized worksites in Canada has been a dynamic and ongoing process that the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC | NMC) has been a part of since the 1950s. Over its 70+ years in operation, the GPMC | NMC has earned the trust of unions, employers, and maintenance customers by providing stable multi-trade agreements that cover critical maintenance activities.

The history of workplace health and safety in Canada demonstrates that with strong collective bargaining, union support, effective regulations, and a commitment to continuous improvement, the goal of ensuring safe and healthy workplaces for all unionized maintenance workers remains attainable.

As Canada’s workforce continues to evolve, so too will the efforts by the GPMC I NMC to protect the health and safety of unionized workers who contribute to Canada’s prosperity.