The Resilient Flooring Contractors Association
of Ontario (RFCAO) was incorporated in 1954. It is a construction
industry trade association, the members of which are engaged
in the business of supplying and installing flooring materials
of all types including tiles, marble, carpet, terrazzo, etc.
Members of the Assocation are involved mainly, but not exclusively,
in the ICI and high-rise residential sectors of the construction
industry. Companies representing the manufacturing and distribution
of supplies and materials used in the resilient flooring industry
are also members of RFCAO on an associate basis.
The Association is governed by two bylaws. The
first covers general operating procedures and the second pertains
strictly to labour relations. Labour relations have always
been a major function of the association through the negotiation
and administration of collective agreements with the Carpenters
RFCAO is the designated employer bargaining
agency in the ICI sector for all employers in Ontario, which
employ carpenters for the purposes of resilient flooring work.
To this end, the Association negotiates as a part of the Carpenters
EBA. The Association will also occasionally become involved
on behalf of members in labour relations disputes arising
out of the administration of the collective agreement.
The Associations objectives are:
- To promote or assist in promoting the welfare
and to enhance the interest of the members of the corporation
comprising the person, firms and corporations engaged in
the business of resilient flooring and the welfare of said
- To promote and endeavour to establish uniform
trade practices and regulations and to eliminate trade evils
- To promote and/or assist in promoting and
obtaining the enactment of legislation necessary and desirable
to further or effect the objects herein set forth and/or
calculated or intended to improve the welfare of those engaged
in the business of resilient flooring and/or calculated
or intended to enhance the stability of said businesses,
- To negotiate and conclude among the members
of the corporation or between the members of the corporation
and others, whether in the said industry or other allied
activities, stability and regularity of the said industry.