PCL Energy Maintenance Employees Secure Wage and Benefits Premium Increases with New Contract
Edmonton—Employees of PCL Energy Inc. Maintenance division ratified a new collective agreement providing them with wage and benefits premium increases and other improvements.
The employees are represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63.
The 32-month contract comes into effect February 1, 2020. Base wage rates will increase by 2.3 percent, and the health and welfare benefits premium will increase to maintain a fully employer-paid benefits plan. Other gains include increases to both the meal and living-out allowances.
A number of trades are covered by the agreement, including carpenters, electricians, pipefitters, ironworkers, welders, scaffolders, and labourers.
“We were successful in negotiating a fair and competitive agreement with the employer that allows CLAC members and the employer to succeed,” says Matthew Guay, lead CLAC representative for the group. “The support among the membership for the contract is evidence of a good relationship between CLAC and the employer.”
PCL Energy, based in Edmonton, is a diversified general industrial maintenance company servicing the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining, power, alternate energy, pulp and paper industries, as well as certain commercial facilities. It also performs turnaround and shutdown work in operating plants. Recent work sites include Keyano College in Fort McMurray and Dow-Prentiss near Joffre, Alberta.