Borea Construction Employees Ratify Two-Year Agreement
Calgary—Local 63 members employed by Borea Construction ULC in Alberta ratified a new two-year collective agreement providing them with annual wage increases and other improvements. Over 250 members participated in the vote at seven different sites in southern Alberta. Local 63 was certified to represent Borea’s employees in July 2019.
The new contract, ratified with a good majority of 66 percent voting in favour, provides members with wage increases of four percent this year and two percent in 2025. Members will also receive additional compensation for daily travel, living-out allowance, and for working up tower, as well as stronger language on progression through the wage grid and other protections for working during the night shift.
“Borea has performed a lot of work in the past five years in Alberta and will have a lot of work on both wind projects and solar projects for the next few years,” says Randy Klassen, regional director of the Calgary Member Centre. “This is our third collective agreement with Borea in Alberta, and it is becoming a more mature agreement and one where we made some gains in language and wages.”