Recent Local 63 Certifications & Ratifications
Local 63 is growing! Here is a list of new certifications that Local 63 has obtained to represent trade groups at new and existing companies:
Borea Construction ULC
- Operating engineers and structural ironworkers
Division 26 Inc.
Westward Electric Site Services Ltd.
- Refrigeration mechanics
AECOM Maintenance Contractors Ltd.
Approximately 2,000 members employed by AECOM performing maintenance, shutdown, and outages work at Kearl, CNRL Albian, and CNRL Horizon in the oilsands ratified a 1-year agreement, with 76% voting in favour. The new contract provides a 1% wage increase, significant changes that guarantee benefits, and improvements to seniority rights.
Borea Construction ULC
The 87 members employed by Borea voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying their first agreement. The 2.5-year contract provides them with wage increases across the board ranging between 2.2 to 8.8% and increased premiums and overtime benefits. It also includes the introduction of a 6% retirement package and health and welfare benefits as well as improvements to travel and living-out allowances. Borea specializes in building wind and solar farms and has built over 40 renewable energy projects across Canada.
Canadian Utility Construction Corp. (CUCC)
Members employed by CUCC, based in Calgary, ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 2.2% wage increase for 2019 and guaranteed increases in 2020 and 2021 based on the cost-of-living allowance. The contract also provides increases to RSP and pension amounts and the introduction of sick days. CUCC is a utility company working primarily for gas companies in Calgary and Edmonton. The 40 employees include equipment operators, hydrovac and directional drilling operators, fusers, labourers, and gasfitters.
Division 26 Inc.
Electricians employed by Division 26 unanimously ratified their first agreement. The 32-month contract includes competitive wage rates and industry-standard premiums with other contractors in the region. Employees will also receive a total of 8% employer contributions to the pension plan and group RSP. In addition, they now have a competitive benefits plan that is paid by the employer. Division 26 provides electrical services in the industrial and commercial construction sector in the Fort McMurray region.
Ledcor Industrial Limited (AB)
Members employed by Ledcor Industrial ratified a 32-month agreement providing a 1.27% increase to the base wage rate, plus increases to employer health and welfare contributions. Over 150 members are currently employed on various projects, which will increase once mechanical work commences on the Suncor coker boiler replacement in early 2021.
MMR Industrial Constructors Limited
Members employed by MMR voted unanimously in favour of ratifying their first agreement. The 30-month contract provides employees with increases to wages, vacation, and statutory holiday pay. It also includes a retirement savings package with 8% percent employer contributions and a benefits package fully paid by the employer. MMR is a Calgary-based company currently performing industrial electrical work in the Fort McMurray region.
PCL Energy Inc.
Members employed by PCL Energy ratified a 32-month agreement providing a 1.27% increase to the base wage rate, plus increases to employer health and welfare contributions. Over 250 members are employed by PCL Energy in the oil and gas sector, including scaffolders, carpenters, electricians, instrumentation technicians, welders, labourers, ironworkers, pipefitters, operators, material technicians, and other trades. They have been working mainly in Edmonton and Grand Cache.
WorleyCord Industrial Services Ltd.
Members employed by WorleyCord ratified a 32-month agreement providing a 1.27% increase to the base wage rate, plus increases to employer health and welfare contributions and increased flexibility in retirement plan contributions. Over 350 members are employed by WorleyCord primarily in the oil and gas sector, including scaffolders, carpenters, electricians, and instrumentation technicians. Recent work includes in Wood Buffalo, Edmonton, Blackfalds, Empress, and Grande Prairie.