Provincial Bargaining Agency Designations


Pursuant to Section 153 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (and predecessor legislation). As of July 1, 2010 the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (not the Ontario Labour Relations Board) may designate employee and employer bargaining agencies in the construction industry in Ontario. The Minister may also revoke or amend such designations. Nevertheless, the Minister may refer to the OLRB any question with respect to a designation and the Board shall report its decision on the question to the Minister.

Employee bargaining agencies are designated to represent provincial units of affiliated bargaining agents, and the Minister may describe the provincial unit.

The Minister may also designate an employer bargaining agency and describe the provincial unit, even if an employers' organization has been accredited as a bargaining agent.

These Ministerial designations reflect pre-existing bargaining patterns and do not necessarily correspond to craft or trade lines.

Below is an index of these designations in alphabetical order by trade. Click on an index entry to go to the designation itself. For the sake of completeness all designations are included here even if they have been revoked or amended, so pay special attention to the notes (such as "Amendment" or "Revokes & replaces earlier ones") in the document titles. For Bargaining Agency Designations please contact the library owtl@wsiat.ca for copies.

ASBESTOS WORKERS, INSULATORS

Employee Agency

Asbestos Employees April 28 1978

Employer Agency

Asbestos Employers April 28 1978


BOILERMAKERS

Employee Agency

Boilermakers Employees January 30 1978

Employer Agency

Boilermakers Employers January 30 1978


BRICKLAYERS

Employee Agency

Bricklayers Employees March 29 1978
Bricklayers Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Certification by OLRB May 12 1998

Employer Agency

Bricklayers Employers March 29 1978


CARPENTERS

Employee Agency

Carpenters Employees March 3 1978
Carpenters Employees Amendment April 10 1980
Carpenters Employees Further amendment June 23 1997

Employer Agency

Carpenters Employers March 3 1978
Carpenters Employers Amendment April 10 1980
Carpenters Employers Further amendment June 23 1997
Carpenters Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones March 27 2000


CEMENT MASONS

Employee Agency

Cement Masons Employees April 27 1978
Cement Masons Employees Revokes & replaces earlier one December 9 2003

Employer Agency

Cement Masons Employers April 27 1978
Cement Masons Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one March 27 2000
Cement Masons Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one Dec 9 2003
Cement Masons Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one January 18 2010


ELECTRICIANS

Employee Agency

Electricians Employees December 12 1997
Electricians Employees Revokes & replaces earlier one November 13 2001

Employer Agency

Electricians Employers December 12 1977
Electricians Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one November 13 2001


ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS

Employee Agency

Elevator Constructors Employees March 30 1978
Elevator Constructors Employees Amendment April 12 1978

Employer Agency

Elevator Constructors Employers March 30 1978
Elevator Constructors Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one May 2 1978


GLAZIERS

Employee Agency

Glaziers Employees April 4 1978
Glaziers Employees Revokes & replaces earlier one December 18 2000

Employer Agency

Glaziers Employers April 4 1978
Glaziers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one December 18 2000


IRONWORKERS

Employee Agency

Ironworkers Employees March 21 1978
Ironworkers Employees Amendment April 12 1978

Employer Agency

Ironworkers Employers March 21 1978
Ironworkers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one May 26 1982


LABOURERS

Employee Agency

Labourers Employees April 21 1978
Labourers Employees Amendment July 13 1978
Labourers Employees Further amendment September 6 1978
Labourers Employees Further amendment September 30 1983
Labourers Employees Further amendment May 8 2018
Labourers Employees Further amendment Nov 12 2018

Employer Agency

Labourers Employers April 21 1978
Labourers Employers Amendment July 5 1978
Labourers Employers Further amendment July 13 1978
Labourers Employers Further amendment September 30 1983
Labourers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones March 27 2000
Labourers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones January 18 2010
Labourers Employers Amendment May 8 2018
Labourers Employers Further amendment Nov 12 2018


LABOURERS DEMOLITION

Employee Agency

Labourers Demolition Employees January 23 1986
Labourers Demolition Employees Amendment April 18 1986

Employer Agency

Labourers Demolition Employers January 23 1986
Labourers Demolition Employers Amendment April 18 1986
Labourers Demolition Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones March 29 2008


LABOURERS PRE-CAST

Employee Agency

Labourers Pre-Cast Employees April 21 1978

Employer Agency

Labourers Pre-Cast Employers April 21 1978


LATHERS

Employee Agency

Lathers Employees January 30 1978
Lathers Employees Revokes earlier one April 10 1980

Employer Agency

Lathers Employers January 30 1978
Lathers Employers Revokes earlier one April 10 1980


MILLWRIGHTS

Employee Agency

Millwrights Employees January 30 1978
Millwrights Employees Revokes & replaces March 11 1999

Employer Agency

Millwrights Employers January 30 1978
Millwrights Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one March 11 1999


OPERATING ENGINEERS

Employee Agency

Operating Engineers Employees March 31 1978
Operating Engineers Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Operating Engineers Employees Further amendment July 13 1978
Operating Engineers Employees Further amendment May 8 2018
Operating Engineers Employees Further amendment November 12 2018

Employer Agency

Operating Engineers Employers March 31 1978
Operating Engineers Employers Amendment July 13 1978
Operating Engineers Employers March 27 2000
Operating Engineers Employers Amendment May 8 2018
Operating Engineers Employers Further amendment November 12 2018


PAINTERS

Employee Agency

Painters Employees March 29 1978
Painters Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Painters Employees Revokes & replaces earlier ones December 18 2000

Employer Agency

Painters Employers March 29 1978
Painters Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one December 18 2000


PLASTERERS

Employee Agency

Plasterers Employees April 27 1978
Plasterers Employees Amendment May 30 1978
Plasterers Employees Revokes & replaces earlier ones December 9 2003

Employer Agency

Plasterers Employers April 27 1978
Plasterers Employers April 27 1978 different version
Plasterers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones May 30 1978
Plasterers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones March 27 2000
Plasterers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones December 9 2003


PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS

Employee Agency

Plumbers & Pipefitters Employees March 21 1978
Plumbers & Pipefitters Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Plumbers & Pipefitters Employees Further amendment May 14 1982

Employer Agency

Plumbers & Pipefitters Employers March 21 1978
Plumbers & Pipefitters Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one April 3 1978
Plumbers & Pipefitters Employers Amendment May 14 1982


REFRIGERATOR MECHANICS

Employee Agency

Refrigerator Mechanics Employees January 30 1978
Refrigerator Mechanics Employees Amendment November 14 1979

Employer Agency

Refrigerator Mechanics Employers January 30 1978


RODMEN

Employee Agency

Rodmen Employees March 21 1978
Rodmen Employees Amendment April 12 1978

Employer Agency

Rodmen Employers March 21 1978
Rodmen Employers Revokes & replaces earlier one March 27 2000


ROOFERS

Employee Agency

Roofers Employees March 21 1978
Roofers Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Roofers Employees Further amendment April 28 1986

Employer Agency

Roofers Employers March 21 1978
Roofers Employers Amendment April 28 1986
Roofers Employers Further amendment March 10 1988


SHEET METAL WORKERS

Employee Agency

Sheet Metal Workers Employees March 21 1978
Sheet Metal Workers Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Sheet Metal Workers Employees Further amendment April 28 1986
4 Sheet Metal Workers Employees Revokes & replaces earlier ones November 26 2009

Employer Agency

Sheet Metal Workers Employers March 21 1978
Sheet Metal Workers Employers Amendment April 26 1986
Sheet Metal Workers Employers Revokes & replaces earlier ones November 26 2009


SPRINKLER FITTERS

Employee Agency

Sprinkler Fitters Employees January 31 1978

Employer Agency

Sprinkler Fitters Employers January 21 1978


STEEPLEJACK AND MASONRY RESTORATION

Employee Agency

Steeplejack and Masonry Restoration Employees April 27 1978

Employer Agency

Steeplejack and Masonry Restoration Employers April 27 1978


TEAMSTERS

Employee Agency

Teamsters Employees April 24 1978

Employer Agency

Teamsters Employers April 24 1978


TILE AND TERRAZZO WORKERS

Employee Agency

Tile and Terrazzo Workers Employees March 29 1978
Tile and Terrazzo Workers Employees Amendment April 12 1978
Tile and Terrazzo Workers Employees Certification by OLRB May 12 1998

Employer Agency

Tile and Terrazzo Workers Employers March 29 1978