PCA Member Companies Urged to Step-Up Front-Line Fight Against COVID-19
(April 3, 2020) – As the Ontario government closes the vast
majority of provincial businesses, including certain construction projects, the
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is urging its members to
put unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the best possible use by
donating it to front-line health care workers.
Today, PCA and
CLAC teamed up to make an urgent appeal to member companies to donate unused
equipment, including masks and face shields.
“As construction sites close, a new opportunity has opened up for our members to play a critical role in saving and protecting the lives of those on the front lines,” said Karen Renkema, VP, Ontario, for the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA). “As an industry it is vital that we do everything we can to save lives, on and off construction sites.”
province projected 1,600 COVID-19 deaths by the end of April unless more is done
to contain the pandemic.
as many as 8,000 front-line workers that need our help,” said Andrew Regnerus, CLAC
Construction Coordinator. “If we pull together, we can make all the difference
to those fighting day in and day out to save lives.”
companies have been urged to contact their nearest CLAC member centre to
arrange for drop off or pickup.
About the Progressive Contractors
Association of Canada (PCA)
PCA is the
voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry. PCA
member companies are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada,
employing more than 25,000 skilled construction workers who are represented
primarily by CLAC. PCA promotes fair and open construction tendering in ALL
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