A representative of each of Canada's international building trades unions sits on the Board of Directors of the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada/National Maintenance Council for Canada or GPMC / NMC. GPMC / NMC is
an alliance of International Building Trades Unions that negotiates and administers labour agreements tailored for maintenance work at industrial plants in Canada. The agreements make it possible for industry to employ up to 13 different construction trades under a single set of terms and conditions.
GPMC / NMC
The GPMC / NMC represents 14,000 skilled trades workers in the maintenance industry in Canada. The value of maintenance work to the Canadian economy is often overlooked. The General Presidents' Maintenance Committee for Canada reported some 14.4 million hours recorded by building trades union members in the first six months of 2014, with 6.94 million of these work hours recorded in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Major clients include Syncrude Canada, Shell Canada, Suncor, Petro-Canada, Exxon Mobil, Imperial Oil, and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.