The current economic climate has motivated companies to reassess operating expenses. Many of these companies find that the allocation of subcontracting facilities to service companies allows them to eliminate their internal workforce, as well as all the headaches associated with maintaining this workforce and to realize significant savings. The national agreement gives contractors the tools to adapt an agreement for a given building to the needs of facility management. Once a working relationship has been established with a building owner, it goes without saying that additional service and maintenance, transformation or construction projects go to your business. As with any other agreement between work and management, parts of the national maintenance contract are not well part of the workers. On the other hand, I would expect that owners and contractors who require the use of NMAs for their projects would not appreciate certain sections either. In addition, contractors who have signed the national agreement or a local union may, at the end of a local agreement, avail themselves of paragraph 73 and request the implementation of a calendar A. Such a calendar A must be implemented within 30 days of receipt of the application and may contain service salaries and fringes. This paragraph also provides for the possibility of submitting all unresolved issues to the Labour Relations Board (IRC) to resolve all issues.
(see sections on calendars A and IRC). Any contractor wishing to sign the national service and maintenance contract should follow the following procedures. A contractor must meet the following requirements before seeking the national agreement: when a claim is to be filed: where there is disagreement between the employer or group of employers and a local union or the AU about the intent, importance, application or compliance with the terms of the national service and maintenance contract. Wages and all contributions or deductions for ancillary plans or funds, union dues, leave, leave, sick pay, the International Training Fund (ITF) and Industry Promotion Funds are paid at the rate set out in the local agreement that covers the service, or as outlined in Calendar A for that jurisdiction. In the event of a conflict between the local agreement and the national agreement, the national agreement prevails. Signatory employers are not required to sign local service agreements, but may be asked to sign the local trust agreement.