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Q2 Industry Update by Brett McKenzie

The great country singer Willie Nelson’s song “It’s Hard to be Humble,” is a fitting quote to describe the unionized maintenance industry as the second quarter of 2024 comes to a close.  Once again, the Building Trades members across the country rose to the challenge during the spring turnaround season executing the complex maintenance activities required to ensure the facilities which...

GPMC Profile: Stéphane Favron

Stéphane Favron began his apprenticeship in 1987 in Montreal, Quebec and worked as a pipe fabricator at a shop in Montreal before being officially initiated into Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 144, Montreal, in 1998. Favron served as a supervisor at Petro Canada for Ganotec, Petro Canada in Montreal, and several pipeline stations. Additionally, Favron was a Job Steward on the Montreal pipelines...

COMMUNITY GIVING: Fishing Friendzy Foundation

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES. The GPMC I NMC is proud to support the Fishing Friendzy Foundation that is dedicated to getting kids and families out into nature with specific programs. Their popular youth fishing league teaching youth about ethical angling while having fun. Their S.A.F.E. (Sponsor A Fishing Experience) program focuses on offering fishing experiences for kids or veterans that may...

Worksite Safety is Our #1 Priority

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...

CS2A: Tripartite Zero Injury Turnaround Award

Turnaround and outage work presents a unique set of challenges for maintenance industry stakeholders. The TRIPARTITE ZERO (RECORDABLE) INJURY TURNAROUND Award by the Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) recognizes Clients, Signatory Employers and Local Unions who execute high volumes of craft hours in short turnaround windows without a recordable injury. The CS2A is hosted annually by the...

Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) – Mark Kenney

“The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) Banquet is an opportunity to celebrate top tier safety performance across Canada for both large and small contractors. This program sets the bar for safety excellence and will assist worksites in achieving their goals.“ - Mark Kenney of Suncor

AMCC Industry Partners Event – June 4, 2024

This week, the GPMC I NMC attended the Association of Maintenance Contractors of Canada's (AMCC's) Industry Partners Event. The meeting provided an opportunity to identify challenges and trends within the maintenance industry. The GPMC Representatives in attendance included Sheldon Mckenna, Trent Valentine, Wade Logan and Derrick Schulte (pictured L-R).

GPMC I NMC Connects with Carpenters

The GPMC I NMC was pleased to recently connect with Carpenters last week. The GPMC I NMC has been providing leadership in unionized maintenance since 1952, negotiating and administering labour agreements designed to facilitate the maintenance of industrial plants across Canada. Pictured: Tim Virtanen Business Representative Carpenters Local 2103, Chris Nash, Area Manager Carpenters, Derrick...

Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A)

The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) is a celebration of excellence and a testament to the unwavering commitment to safety in the unionized maintenance industry. The CS2A boasts over 72 MILLION craft hours submitted/reported without a recordable incident under the CS2A program since its inception. Did you know? The Canadian Safety Achievement Awards (CS2A) acknowledge and reward...

GPMC Profile: Steven Weisman

Steven Weisman is a lawyer who has practiced exclusively in union-side legal representation since he began his career and joined the Carpenters Union in 2022 as legal counsel, now as the Canadian District’s Director of Research and Special Programs. Steven was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario with brief stints at the University of Western Ontario for an undergraduate degree in International...

Bill Guy Speaks on Mental Health and Worker Safety

Robert Foster Speaks at BASES

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