PCL Employees Ratify Contract Providing Significant Wage Increases
Edmonton—Employees of PCL Energy Inc. ratified a 28-month collective agreement providing them with significant wage increases.
The employees are represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63. The union has represented them since being certified by the Alberta Labour Relations Board 38 years ago in August 1984.
The new contract provides a seven percent increase to base wage rates as of September 4, 2022, followed by an additional two percent increase on March 5, 2023, and a further two percent increase on September 3, 2023. A wage review is scheduled for March 2024.
“The membership identified wage increases as the most significant priority for this round of bargaining,” says Jordan Love, CLAC representative. “The new agreement provides them with much-needed increases during these inflationary times.”
The 900-plus workforce currently is working on a variety of industrial construction projects in Fort McMurray as well as across Alberta such as the Cascade Power Project in Edson, Maxim Power Project in Grande Cache, and the Capital Power Project in Genesee.