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). 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. A calendar A may be requested either by a local union or by a contractor who signed the agreement, at the written request of MSCA or AU. A calendar A can also be implemented in the event of termination of a local service agreement. In this case, Calendar A is negotiated by a committee established by the UA/MSCA Joint Working Committee and must be completed within 30 days. If the local committee fails to resolve all issues within this time frame, all unresolved issues will be submitted to the Labour Relations Board (IRC).
The National Service and Maintenance Agreement is an agreement negotiated and managed by the Association of Daily and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA). The agreement is a nationally recognized instrument to help contractors provide their customers with a quality and consistent service throughout the country and recover lost market share. The agreement covers all work carried out by service, sanitation and refrigeration companies to effectively operate existing facilities and systems in these facilities. These include air conditioning, heating, cooling, plumbing, ventilation, building automation and overall construction. The volume of work under the agreement includes all IGC and remediation work required to effectively operate existing facilities and systems at these facilities. This work may include inspection, service, maintenance, commissioning, testing, balancing, adaptation, repair, modification and replacement of mechanical, refrigeration and remediation facilities, and components, including associated fittings and pipe controllers. In addition, all other service, maintenance and operating work assigned by the client, as well as work on temporary systems, fall within the scope. 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.