Therefore, in the event of a local strike, all services within the meaning of Article 11 of the national service and maintenance contract will continue to be performed. This is NOT limited to emergency service work or scheduled work in pm, but to all the work necessary to keep a building in operation. These include all inspection, service, maintenance, repair, commissioning, testing, balancing, modifying and replacement systems for all mechanical, refrigeration and remediation systems covered in paragraph 11. This also applies to all refrigeration work carried out in accordance with Article XXV of the agreement. In accordance with Article 64 of the National Service and Maintenance Contract, the fact that each union or employee of sub-signatory contractors strikes, slows down, picketing or interferes in the operation of an employer constitutes a violation of the agreement. Similarly, it is an offence for each undersigned to participate in a work slowdown or exclude employees covered by the national service and maintenance contract. Such a violation of these provisions may lead to the immediate filing of a complaint (stage 4b of the appeal procedure) with the possibility of claims being settled or claims or damages assessed. The members of the supervisory committee are appointed by the Joint UA/MSCA Labor Committee, with contributions from the local MCA-Exec and the international representative. The committee consists of an equal number of local contractors for the management of the company and local business leaders for the work. All local boards within the jurisdiction, local training coordinators, staff officers and the AU international representative, who are associated with the MSCA, should only be invited to each meeting in an advisory capacity.
The committee elects its own chairman and secretary. The Chair is responsible for setting up meetings and notifying all committee members. The secretary is responsible for the preservation of minutes and notes. These positions are expected to pass between management and work each year. Meetings should, where possible, take place two to three times a year. Training coordinators should be invited to meetings at least twice a year to report on local training activities/programs. The Committee should be encouraged to visit local training centres. At the end of each meeting, a report with agenda and minutes should be forwarded directly to the AU President and the Executive Director of the MSCA. The report should also contain information on the date of the meeting, participation in the meeting, the points discussed and possible recommendations for the revision of Calendar A, which should be reviewed by the UA/MSCA Joint Working Committee. Typically, an oversight committee monitors a geographic area that spans several local trade union areas or, in many cases, an entire state. The composition of an oversight committee is therefore broader than any specific local collective agreement committee.
The oversight committee is not a local bargaining committee for collective agreements. The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) negotiates and manages the National Maintenance Agreements, a series of collective agreements that are used by more than 2,000 industrial companies that employ members of fourteen international construction unions. Although there are 14 separate agreements, they are 99% similar.