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The Merit OpenShop Contractors Association is a member driven organization representing Ontario’s open shop construction sector. We advocate and support sound legislation and regulation which is fair to both employers and employees in the areas on labour relations, apprenticeship training, worker’s compensation, and safety.
Founded in 1990 as the United Independent Contractors’ Group of Ontario (ICG), the organization began as a leading voice for fairness and transparency in construction.Governance Vision History
Summer is almost here and that means Merit’s Annual Open Shop Golf Tournament is just around the corner. The tournament is slated for Thursday, June 18th at Piper’s Heath Golf Club and we want to see you and your company there! Where: Piper’s Heath Golf Club 5501 Trafalgar Road Milton, ON L9E 0Z5 When: Thursday, …Read more
City of Toronto the main holdout to adopt rules that would allow all construction companies the opportunity to bid on public infrastructure.Read more
April 2, Toronto – Merit Ontario today welcomed the passage of Bill 66 which contains provisions to allow all qualified contractors and workers to bid on public infrastructure in Ontario. “This legislation will save taxpayers millions of dollars by increasing competition and lowering prices for public construction projects in Ontario.” said Michael Gallardo, Executive Director …Read more
Toronto—The overwhelming majority of Ontarians support requiring a secret ballot vote to form a union and allowing non-union construction companies to bid and work on government projects. These are two findings from a survey released today by Merit Ontario. The survey found that nearly three quarters (73 per cent) of Ontarians think a secret ballot …Read more