Shamrock Mechanical Employees Unanimously Ratify New Contract
Lucan, ON—Employees of Shamrock Mechanical Solutions Inc., based in Lucan, voted with unanimous support for the terms of a renewed collective agreement. The three-year contract takes effect on June 13, 2021, and runs until May 31, 2024.
The contract settlement was negotiated by their union, Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 53, which has represented the employees since 2018.
The contract provides employees with total value increases between 11.5 and 12.1 percent, depending on classification. In addition to an hourly pay increase of $1 each year, the new collective agreement also provides improved contributions to employees’ pensions and higher annual allowance for tool and boot purchases. Of particular interest to employees are new distance travel wage premiums and a restructured foreperson premium payment system.
“As a small company, the employees of Shamrock Mechanical know each other well and function very much like a team,” says Roger Grootenboer, CLAC representative. “This settlement rewards the value of teamwork and provides the stability of employment and income for our members and their families.”