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Promoting Workplace Safety and the Importance of the Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) By Bill Guy

Workplace safety is a critical concern for companies and trade workers across various industries. It not only safeguards employees' well-being but also contributes to increased efficiency and productivity. The Importance of the Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) is an essential program aimed at recognizing and rewarding companies and trade...

GPMC Profile: Bill Guy

A Career Born from a Passion for Safety & Technical Knowledge Bill Guy’s career in the skilled trades began while pursuing his apprenticeship in carpentry and scaffolding. This training included both classroom education and hands-on experience, allowing Bill to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to excel. As Bill’s career progressed, the importance of safety in the workplace became...

GPMC Profile: Steven D. Satter

Steven Satter first fell in love with the trades in 2005, when he was introduced to sheet metal, becoming a journeyman sheet metal worker with the International Association of Sheet Metal Air Rail & Transportation Workers (SMART) in 2009. He quickly moved through the ranks and in 2012, became SMART Local #8 Vice President and Southern Business Representative. Steven assumed the role of Vice...

Elise Mailloux: Western Canada Craftperson of the Year 2023

A special congratulations to Elise Mailloux for winning the coveted C2SA award for Craftsperson of the Year 2023 in Western Canada. Elise is a Journeyperson Iron Worker working for Connect Group Inc (CGI) at Suncor. She took an unconventional career path from hospitality, to carpentry to roofing before she was introduced to iron work. She discovered iron work was her passion after taking a...

Robert Foster: Eastern Canada Craftperson of the Year 2023

A special congratulations to Robert Foster for winning the coveted C2SA award for Craftsperson of the Year 2023 for Eastern Canada. Robert Foster’s career spans over forty years with 30+ years of work under the General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement. He is an 18-year NAUSC-certified UA job steward and his contributions to work and process safety have created a safer working environment. Bob...

Special Thanks to Attendees and Participants of the October 24, 2023 CS2A Awards

On behalf of the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada/National Maintenance Council for Canada, we want to extend a special THANK YOU to all attendees and participants of the 7th Annual Canadian Safety Achievement Awards Banquet on October 24th, 2023. The evening was a celebration of excellence and a testament to the unwavering commitment to safety in the unionized maintenance...

In Memoriam of Stephen Smillie

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and retired General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada and National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC/NMC) colleague, Stephen Smillie. His departure leaves a void in our hearts. But his legacy will forever remain in our memories. Steve was more than just a colleague, he was a mentor, a friend, and a...

The Evolution of Collective Bargaining in Canada (A Quest for the “Canadian Dream”)

In past articles, the GPMC has addressed important milestones in Canada’s organized labor history. However, it is also important to highlight how legal frameworks, legislation, and the concept of "industrial unionism" have impacted collective bargaining in Canada. Collective bargaining has always played a critical role for Canadian workers, ensuring that hard-working men and women have a way to...

Honouring National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The General Presidents' Maintenance Committee of Canada (GPMC/NMC) recognizes the importance of #NDTR on Sept. 30th as we take a day to honour the experiences of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Welcoming Milwaukee Tool as a Sponsor of the Canadian Safety Achievement Awards

KITCHENER, Ontario, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A), hosted by the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada and the National Maintenance Council for Canada (GPMC | NMC), is proud to announce Milwaukee Tool as a corporate sponsor of the 2023 Canadian Safety Achievements Awards. The awards banquet will be held at the Studio Bell National...

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