Ratifications
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Ratifications

Beckett Electrical Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this North York-base contractor ratified a 3-year collective agreement providing them with journeyperson wage increases of over 12% in year 1. In years 2 and 3, journeypersons will see annual $1/hr. wage increases. The new contract provides a 2% increase in employer contributions to the employees’ pension plan to 7%, rising to 9% after 5 years’ service. Shift premiums were increased by $1/hr., and a new $300 annual tool allowance was negotiated. Improvements were also made to the employees’ health benefits plan, including increases to vision care coverage and extended healthcare coverage. Employer contributions to the union’s Education and Industry Fund and Construction Industry Fund were also increased.

Caron Equipment Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Timmins-based contractor ratified their first agreement providing them wage increases ranging up to $4/hr., with a further 6% increase over the next 2 years. In addition, members will be enrolled in the CLAC Pension Plan, with 8% employer contributions. Members will also move to the CLAC Benefits Plan on November 1, 2022, providing them with better coverage. A night-shift premium of $1.50/hr. was also included in the 3-year agreement.

CRH - Dufferin Concrete (Hamilton)

Local 6 members employed by this ready-mix contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing increases to wages, benefits, and pension.

Cynergy Mechanical Ltd.

Local 52 members employed by this Etobicoke-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with an $8/hr. increase to wages over the term. In addition, employer contributions to members’ retirement savings increased by two percent in the first year of the agreement.

D. Grant Construction Limited

Local 53 members employed by this London-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 18.6% total package compensation increases over the term and improvements to employer contributions to healthcare benefits and pensions.

Denis Gratton Construction Ltd.

Local 52 members employed by this Sudbury-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 11% wage increases over the term. Other improvements include an additional $1,000/yr. in benefits coverage, live-out allowance increased to $55/day, and an additional paid day of lave for bereavement for a total of 2 paid days.

Direct Electric Corporation

Local 6 members employed by this Binbrook-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them 10.5% percent increases to wage rates over the term. In addition, the contract provides increases to employer-paid pension plan and health fund contributions and improved night-shift premium and out-of-town food allowance.

Elec-tegrity Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Milton-based contractor ratified a first agreement. Terms of the settlement took effect August 2022 and continue until June 2025. It establishes a full spectrum of union contract benefits for members including scheduled wage increases, improved healthcare benefits, and contributions to a pension plan. Other notable aspects include vacation pay increases, paid work time for attendance at health and safety training courses, and an improved annual workwear and safety footwear allowance.

Glenile Services

Local 53 members employed by this Woodstock-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with $9.12/hr. total package compensation increases over the term and improvements to contributions to healthcare benefits, travel compensation, and living-out allowances.

Gordon-Ruth and Company Ltd.

Local 53 members employed by this London-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing total value increases between 10.2 and 10.4%, depending on classification. Along with solid hourly pay increases each year, the contract provides increased contributions to the members’ pension plan, improved long term disability coverage, and higher allowances for both employee tool and boot purchases as well as daily living-out allowances.

Hardie Industrial Services Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this London- and Toronto-based contractor ratified a first agreement that took effect on April 18, 2022, until July 2024. Local 53 was certified as the employees’ union by the Ontario Labour Relations Board in December 2021. The settlement establishes a full spectrum of union contract benefits for the employees including scheduled wage increases, improved healthcare benefits, and first contributions to a true pension plan. Other notable aspects include vacation pay increases, paid work time for health and safety training courses, and an improved annual workwear and safety footwear allowance.

Industrial Floor Systems Corp.

Local 52 members employed by this Barrie-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with up to 14% wage increases by August 2025. The contract includes a $2.50/hr. night-shift premium, 2 paid sick days per year, increases to employer contributions to the CLAC Pension Plan, and improvements to the CLAC Vacation Pay Trust.

Lehigh Hanson Materials

Local 6 members employed by this ready-mix contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing wage, benefits, and pension increases of 4.5%, 3%, and 3%.

MIC Mechanical Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Mississauga-based contractor ratified a 3-year first agreement providing superior wages, plus industry-leading pension contributions, excellent travel provisions and allowances, and a solid benefits plan. 

North America Const. (1993) Ltd.

Local 52 members employed by this Morriston-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 12% wage increases over the term, including 6% in year 1. Increases were also made to the boot and workwear allowance ($450/yr.), foreperson and lead-hand premiums, and employer payments toward the cost of the benefits plan.

Nuna Logistics Limited

Local 52 members employed by this Sudbury-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with at least a $4/hr. wage increase, plus an additional $3 in 2023 and a wage review in 2024. A 10% increase to vacation pay was also secured.

Ontario Redi Mix (Hamilton)

Local 6 members employed by ORM ratified a 3-year agreement providing wage increases of 3.1%, 3%, and 2.9%. The contract also includes increases to health benefits and pension.

Paynel Electrical Contractors Limited

Local 52 members employed by this Cookstown-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with an 11% wage increase in the first year alone. Total hourly compensation will increase by $7.98/hr. over the term. In addition, many members will receive additional vacation pay because of a negotiated increase for longer term employees. The contract also includes increases to travel pay and travel reimbursement, boot allowance, and overtime and night-shift premium pay plus 2 paid sickness/emergency leave days and a paid day for the birth or adoption of an employee’s child. Premiums for forepersons and lead hands were also increased.

Percon Construction Inc.

Local52 members employed by this Etobicoke-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 10% wage increase over the term. In addition, employer contributions to members’ pension plan increased by 0.5%, and the life insurance benefit amount was increased.

Premier Electrical Contractors Inc.

Local 52 members employed by Premier ratified a  3-year first agreement establishing excellent wage rates for journeypersons and apprentices, as well as improvements to vacation pay and more. The members will join CLAC’s Pension Plan, with employer contributions that will set them on a great path for future retirement income. They’ll also transition to CLAC’s Benefits Plan, where they’ll be have a comprehensive benefits suite including long term disability coverage and improved drug coverage.

Rose City Electric Limited

Local 53 members employed by this Windsor-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases of 75¢/hr./yr. Other improvements include a $35,000 increase to life insurance benefits and the addition of a paid personal day.

Tri-Unite Systems Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Newmarket-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 3, 2.5, and 2.4% wage increases. Members with 5 years and 10 years service will see an increase of 2% percent vacation pay. Other key additions include increases to employer contributions to the members’ pension plan to 12%, 2 paid sick days, and 6% lead-hand and 12% foreperson premiums.

Valley Mechanical Inc.

Local 52 plumbers, fitters, and welders employed by this Scarborough-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing journeyperson wage increases of $3.75, $1.32, and $1.36/hr. In addition, employer pension contributions will increase substantially over the life of the agreement, and benefits coverage will improve significantly. The foreperson and lead-hand rates will also increase, as will the travel and live-out allowances. Weekend overtime was improved. A paid parental day and paid days for illness or emergency were introduced. The pay system for Valley’s apprentices was restructured, with huge benefits for Local 52 members early in their career. The biggest adjustments are to first-term apprentices ($4.40/hr. increase in 2022) and second-term apprentices ($4.95/hr. in 2022). Members with 4+ years with the company will receive additional vacation pay.

Waltec Electrical Services Ltd.

Local 6 members employed by this Bolton-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with initial wage increase of $2.59/hr. followed by 1% increases every 6 months for a total increase of $5.31/hr. over the term. The settlement also provides significant improvements to travel pay and live-out allowances, as well as increased responsibility premiums for forepersons and lead hands.

Wilkinson Construction Services Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Toronto-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 25% wage increases over the term including 10% in year 1.

Young Electrical Services Ltd.

Local 53 members employed by this contractor based in Belle River unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 6.4% wage increase and 6.4% increase to employer contributions to their retirement savings.

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