Ontario Construction Ratifications
Local 53 members employed by Anchor Hydro, based in Amherstburg, unanimously ratified a 3-year renewed agreement providing the 25 electricians, equipment operators, and construction labourers with total wage package increases of 9.1% over the term. Along with annual wage-rate increases, improvements were made to employer-paid pension plan contributions, health and welfare benefits, out-of-town wage rate and subsistence allowance, and tool and boot allowance. Positive policy change and pay improvements for travel provisions and on-call work were also achieved. Electricians will see an additional $3.66/hr. in total package earnings.
Local 53 sheet metal journeypersons and apprentices employed by CIMCO, based in London and Hamilton, voted unanimously in favour of a new 3-year agreement. The contract provides several improvements, including annual wage increases of $1/hr. with associated proportional increases for vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, and pension contributions. In addition, the settlement provides improved policy for paid time for mandatory training, premiums, and boot allowance and replacement.
Global Mechanical Ltd.
Local 52 members employed by Global Mechanical, based in Mississauga, unanimously ratified a new 3-year agreement. The new contract includes a total wage increase of $3.45/hr. and an increase in vacation pay for long term employees.
Konecranes Canada Incorporated
Local 6 crane technicians employed by Konecranes dispatched out of London unanimously ratified a new 3-year agreement providing them with an annual 1.75% wage increase. Members’ current level of health benefits coverage and retirement savings contributions were maintained.
Mapleridge Mechanical Contracting Inc.
The 60 Local 52 members employed by Mapleridge Mechanical, based in Pickering, ratified a new 3-year agreement providing them with total package increases of approximately 12% over the term. Premiums were negotiated for both forepersons and lead hands. The contract also includes improvements to travel and personal protective equipment provisions.
MCA Contracting Ltd.
Local 52 members employed by MCA ratified their first collective agreement. The 3-year contract includes enrolment in the CLAC Pension Plan with 4% contributions increasing to 5% in 2020. Members and their families will also be provided with employer-paid health and welfare benefits through the CLAC benefits plan.
North America Const. (1993) Ltd.
Approximately 100 Local 52 members in a variety of trades employed by NAC voted almost 80% in favour of a new 3-year agreement providing wage increases of 7% over the term. Employer and employee contributions to the pension plan will increase by 1% each for a total of 12% contributed to each employee’s pension plan. In addition, LOA was increased by $5/day.
Paynel Electrical Contractors Limited
The 18 Local 52 members employed by Paynel Electrical unanimously ratified their first collective agreement. The 3-year contract provides them with significant wage increases, improved vacation pay and health benefits, and 10% employer contributions to the CLAC Pension Plan.
Percon Construction Inc.
Local 52 members employed by Percon, based in Etobicoke, unanimously ratified a new 3-year agreement providing them with a total wage increase of $1.75/hr. in each category, a $25 increase to the boot allowance, paid time for attending training, and general updates to the language in the collective agreement.
Rose City Electric Ltd.
Local 53 members employed by Rose City Electric Ltd., based in Windsor, unanimously ratified a first agreement. The 15 electricians and apprentices left IBEW 773 in the spring. The 3-year contract provides several improvements over the IBEW contract, including an immediate wage increase of $2.35/hr., superior healthcare benefits, secure pension savings, fully paid training, and allowances.
Tamarack Developments Corporation
CLAC-direct members employed by Tamarack working in Ottawa and Kingston unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with annual wage increases, an increased employer pension contribution, and additional premiums for Red-Seal certification. The approximately 50 members also received increases to the boot, tool, and mileage and gas allowances.
Wilkinson Construction Services Inc.
Local 52 members employed by Wilkinson Construction, based in Toronto, unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement. The new contract provides them with total wage increases of up to $6/hr., a $50 annual increase to the boot allowance, the introduction of a foreperson rate, a 10¢/hr. increase to the pension plan, and general updates to the collective agreement language.