RECENT NEWS

Discussing the Future of the Maintenance Industry with Stuart Olson

On a recent visit to Calgary, the GPMC/NMC took the opportunity to meet with Adam Barabash and Jason McNamara from Stuart Olson to discuss the current and future state of the maintenance industry and how our organizations must continue to work together in the challenging maintenance industry. “It is incredibly important in our industry to have solid stable relationships with our employer...

Celebrating Family Day

The General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC/NMC) wishes everyone in ON, AB, BC, NB, and SK a safe and happy Family Day, and sends warm wishes to MB as they observe Louis Riel Day, PEI for Islander Day, and NS for Heritage Day.

Brett McKenzie Speaks to Senior Leaders

BEHIND THE SCENES. GPMC/NMC Executive Director, Brett McKenzie, presented this week at the inaugural CAM Industrial Solutions – Union Field Services and Power O&M Site Managers’ Conference in Calgary. Since 1952, the GPMC/NMC has demonstrated the ability to pull together the thousands of craft personnel required to bring complicated maintenance projects across the finish line. The GPMC/NMC...

CAM Industrial Solutions – Union Field Services and Power O&M Site Managers’ Conference

The General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC/NMC) Labour Relations Representative, Trent Valentine, and Executive Director, Brett McKenzie, had the opportunity to provide an update on the GPMC/NMC at the inaugural CAM Industrial Solutions – Union Field Services and Power O&M Site Managers’ Conference...

Understanding the GPMA and NMA Maintenance Agreements

In the dynamic landscape of industrial operations, the completion of construction marks the beginning of a new phase: maintenance and upgrades. While construction workers move on to new projects, the operational integrity of industrial plants necessitates the ongoing expertise of skilled professionals. Historically, such maintenance roles in Canada were not always reserved for building trades...

GPMC Profile: Ryan Desrosiers

From Teaching to Trades Ryan Desrosiers studied at St. Francis Xavier University, pursuing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, followed by a Bachelor of Education degree. Growing up, Ryan recalls his father, John Desrosiers, a second-generation tradesman, proudly sharing stories about job opportunities in the trades, LIUNA, and his personal experience as Business Manager...

Maintenance Meeting with Melly Industrial Services

Brett McKenzie, Executive Director of the GPMC/NMC recently had the opportunity to meet with the leadership of Maintenance Employer Melloy Industrial Services to review the 2023 maintenance activities executed and discuss the upcoming activities planned for 2024. “Having the opportunity to work in partnership with such knowledgeable, passionate and outstanding individuals while navigating our...

Connecting in New Brunswick & Creating History with Our Partners.

On January 30th, Members of the General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC/NMC), NB Local Union Representatives, and Employer Representatives convened in Saint John, New Brunswick to review the 2023 Operation Ram Turnaround. Working in partnership the Parties analyzed and examined the event to look for opportunities to bring forward...

GPMC Chairman Visits Suncor Base Plant

On a recent visit to Suncor Base Plant in Ft. McMurray, Chairman Tony Pietrangelo had the opportunity to meet with some of Stuart Olson Industrial Maintenance Inc.’s leadership team. Pictured L to R:  Andrew Gordon, Tony Pietrangelo (GPMC/NMC Chairman), Nick Skaronek, James Andreychuck

Recognizing Stewards: Terrill

AlumaSafway Painter Steward, Terrill Sands, was recently presented with his Milwaukee Tool kit at the Irving Oil Refinery in Saint John. On behalf of the General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC | NMC) we say thank you for a job well done!