The Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) is aware that there are specific trades within residential construction who were in a strike position beginning on Monday, May 2, as several collective agreements have expired this past weekend. As of yesterday, the following trades are in a legal position to strike:
- Residential Framing (LiUNA 183)
- High Rise Forming (LiUNA 183, 1059 and IUOE 793)
- Tile - high and low rise (LiUNA 183)
- Railings (LiUNA 183)
- Self Levelling (LiUNA 183)
- ICI Operating Engineers Provincial Agreement (IUOE local 793) - this agreement is used in residential for activities including excavation, concrete pumps, etc.
- Hardwood and Carpet - There is no pattern agreement, but LiUNA 183 has declared a strike for some contractors.
Members should review the following notice from Tarion concerning these strikes and potential impacts on construction schedules. Also, you can find resources from Tarion here, including:
Please note that all builders must give the first notice indicating that they are experiencing an unavoidable delay within 20 days of being impacted by the unavoidable delay. For clarity, this is not 20 days from the start of the strike, but 20 days from when the strike impacts your site.
OHBA is working closely with Tarion and OHBA's partner associations to monitor the situation and identify potential impacts to the operations of members, and updates will be shared accordingly.