JMJ Rock Forming Employees Unanimously Ratify First Contract
Elora, ON—Employees of JMJ Rock Forming Inc., based in Elora, unanimously ratified their first collective agreement providing them with wage increases and enrolment in a benefits plan and pension plan.
The employees joined Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 6, in February this year. With their first contract, their wages have been brought up to industry standard. In addition, they will receive two percent wage increases in the second and third years of the three-year agreement.
The contract provides employees with a union benefits plan and pension plan. Employees will receive six percent employer contributions to their pension in 2020, rising to eight percent in 2021 and ten percent in 2022. The contract also provides a $500 per year boot/tool allowance as well as employer contributions to the union training fund.
“The union bargaining committee did a fantastic job in negotiations of respectfully but strongly conveying the needs of the membership,” says James Koopman, CLAC representative. “This resulted in a contract that everyone could get behind. Both the employer and the members value the importance of a strong working relationship, along with sharing the benefits of a successful business that they are growing together.”
JMJ Rock Forming is a concrete contractor for both the commercial and residential construction sectors. The company employs 10 union members working as carpenters, form setters, and labourers.