Matcon Employees Secure Wage, Benefit Increases
Langley, BC—Employees of Matcon Civil Constructors Inc., based in Langley, voted 73 percent in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement providing them with wage increases and other improvements over the term.
The 98 employees include heavy equipment operators, gradepersons, pipe layers, and labourers. They have been represented by Construction and Allied Workers Union, CLAC Local 68, since 1996.
The new agreement provides employees with wage increases of 6.5 percent over three years. Those who work a single midweek night shift will be paid double wages plus their night-shift premium. The boot allowance was increased by $50 to $300. Employer payments toward the cost of the benefits plan will increase almost eight percent to $1.78 per hour, and the employer will also cover the cost of road tolls if the BC government introduces them.
Matcon is an industry leader in site preparation, land remediation, heavy road construction, and underground utility installations. Recent projects include the Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, Eagle Mountain residential development, and Tsawwassen Shores Residential Community.