NAC Employees Secure Wage, Benefits Gains with New Contract
Morriston, ON—Employees of North America Construction (NAC) voted almost 80 percent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement providing them with increases to wages, pension, leave of absence (LOA) allowance, and employer payments toward the cost of the benefits plan.
NAC employees have been represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 52, for over 25 years. The company employs approximately 100 union members in a variety of trades.
The new contract includes wage increases of seven percent over three years. Employer and employee contributions to the pension plan will increase by one percent each for a total of 12 percent contributed to each employee’s pension plan. In addition, LOA was increased by $5 per day.
“The heavy civil construction sector is getting increasingly competitive,” says J. D. Alkema, CLAC regional director for the GTA. “During negotiations, we were able to secure proper compensation for our members while balancing the employer’s need to be competitive. The new agreement will also help NAC retain the excellent workforce it has.”