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
Poll: Ontarians want secret ballot elections for unions, back allowing non-union companies to bid for government work.
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
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May 1, 2018 Bill 53 Communications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Merit Ontario Slams Wages Bill Process for Opportunism Transparency is important for a competitive Ontario Toronto—Merit Ontario strongly opposes the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 (BILL 53) and the process the government is undertaking to ensure that no debate or industry consultation is allowed on this …Read more
Merit Ontario Slams Wages Bill Compensation should be based on merit Toronto—Merit Ontario strongly opposes the Government Contract Wages Act, 2018 (BILL 53) introduced by Kathleen Wynne. The legislation will impose a labour monopoly for construction in Ontario, undermine a healthy construction labour market, and force Ontario taxpayers to incur inflated costs for construction projects. …Read more