NAC Employees Secure Significant Wage Increases with New Contract
Winnipeg—Employees of North America Const. (1993) Ltd. voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement providing them with annual wage increases along with other workplace benefits and enhancements.
The employees are represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 152. The union has represented them since September 2008.
The union members, who are employed mainly in the mechanical, electrical, and civil trades, will see their base wages increase significantly by 11 percent over the term, in addition to a 3 percent retention bonus for the life of the current south end wastewater treatment plant project. This further displays the commitment to the trades and the successful completion of construction projects.
“Our bargaining committee prioritized wages, given the pressure inflation has put on daily life,” says Geoff Dueck Thiessen, regional director of CLAC’s Winnipeg Member Centre. “The retention bonus addresses this, boosting worker wages while giving the employer some assurance of a stable and dedicated workforce as they head into the home stretch on this very crucial project. We know we got it right, given the unanimous vote at ratification.”
North America Construction is a national general contractor committed to providing true Master Builder services to the municipal, civil, energy, and biofuels marketplaces.