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What Is A National Maintenance Agreement

What Is A National Maintenance Agreement

The National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee is the first registered employment services committee in the construction industry. Its members are 14 national maintenance companies and 14 representatives of international trade unions participating in the construction department, AFL-CIO. The impartial secretary`s office manages the NMAPC program with full-time staff in Arlington, Virginia. The Committee is a proactive organization that meets regularly to manage the NMAPC program and create a national forum to promote cooperation in the field of labour management in the construction sector. Since their inception in 1971, NMA agreements have generally been used for large industrial construction projects, although they are increasingly applicable to large commercial jobs. In Michigan, companies such as General Motors, Ford, Daimler-Chrysler and DTE Energy are major users of NMAs. 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 standard working day consists of eight consecutive hours and the standard work week is forty hours per week, five consecutive days, from Monday to Saturday. A standard work day/week should not vary from day to day or week, except by mutual agreement.

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