Ledcor Pipe & Infrastructure Employees Secure Much-Needed Wage Increases with New Contract
Fort McMurray, AB—Employees of Ledcor Pipe & Infrastructure Inc. ratified a 28-month collective agreement providing them with much-needed wage increases. The employees are represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63.
The new contract provides employees with a six percent increase to base wage rates in October 2022. A further increase of 2.5 percent will take effect in March 2023. Wage reviews will follow thereafter until the end of the agreement.
The 500-plus employees work as welders, labourers, operators, mechanics, pipefitters, millwrights, and electricians inside the fence on pipeline maintenance and tailings management. Most of the work is either constructing or maintaining the pipeline systems on oilsands plant sites, which differs from mainline pipeline work that goes across the country. They are currently working at Suncor and CNRL plants in Fort McMurray.
“During these inflationary times, we are pleased to have secured some much-needed wage increases for our members,” says Jayson Bueckert, CLAC regional director of the union’s Fort McMurray Member Centre. “Our folks work very hard, and it’s great to see them rewarded for all that they do!”