Ratifications
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Ratifications

Circon Construction Corporation

Local 52 members employed by this North York-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing wage increases of 14% over the term plus improvements to paid sick days and paid parental leave. The contract also improves travel provisions, boot and attire allowance, and vacation pay, and it adds a new lead-hand category to properly compensate members who take on a workplace leadership role.

Corrcoat Services Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Sarnia-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a $3.50/hr. wage increase and a $15 increase to the meal allowance.

D.D. Mac Electric Ltd.

Local 6 members employed by this Bolton-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with total compensation package increases of 17%, or $8.72/hr., over the term. Other improvements include a $100 increase to the personal protective equipment and tool allowance. The out-of-town meal allowance increases to a maximum of $60/day. The agreement also includes the introduction of a lead-hand category, with a 3% premium, and a 1% increase to the junior foreperson premium.

Everstrong Construction Ltd.

Local 52 members employed by this Georgetown-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases of up to 14.5% over the term. Other improvements include the option of long term disability coverage to a maximum of $3,000, an increase in the boot allowance to $325, a smaller home-based travel zone, an increase in the mileage rate to 62¢/km., and an increase to the out-of-town meal allowance to $60/day.

G.S. Sheet Metal

Local 6 members employed by this Hamilton-based contractor unanimously ratified a 2-year agreement providing them with a $7.25/hr. wage increase, or 19.2%, over the term as well as a $1.14/hr. increase to employer contributions to members’ pension plan. In addition, vacation pay was increased depending on years of service, the tool allowance was increase, and three new paid sick days were negotiated.

Graceview Enterprises Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this Belmont-based contractor voted unanimously in favour of a 3-year agreement providing them with total value increases as high as $6.45/hr. (14 to 18.5% depending on classification), including an immediate 7% hourly wage increase and further 3% increases each following July for the remainder of the term. The new agreement also provides improved vacation pay, pension contributions, and life and dental insurance coverage. Other improvements include to personal days, language and compensation governing travel, and tool, boot, and workwear allowances. In addition to the contract’s monetary improvements, a key consideration for all parties was improving the structure of annual employee evaluations for assessment of advancement and skill development.

Greater Essex Electrical 2016 Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this Lasalle-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a $1/hr. wage increase in the first year followed by increases of 50¢/hr. in years 2 and 3.

Halton Sheet Metal Ltd.

Local 6 members employed by this Hamilton-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 17% total package increase. In addition, the tool allowance and foreperson and lead-hand premiums were increased.

Kile Contr. Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Oshawa-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with $2/hr. annual wage increases over the term.

London Development Corp.

Local 52 members employed by this Etobicoke-based contractor unanimously ratified their first agreement providing them with wage increases of up to $7.57/hr. over the term plus 5.5% employer contributions to the CLAC Pension Plan. In addition, members will receive employer-paid health benefits through CLAC’s benefits plan. The agreement also provides a 10% shift premium, a 12% foreperson premium, a 6% lead-hand premium, up to 12% vacation pay, and a $400 annual boot and tool allowance. Members will be paid their hourly rate as soon as they leave their home until they return and will receive daily gas reimbursement.

Marnoch Electrical Services Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Barrie-based contractor overwhelmingly ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 15% wage increase over the term. In addition, the safety footwear/tool allowance increases by $100.

McCann Redi-Mix Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this Dashwood-based contractor overwhelmingly ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases of 16% over the term, with retirement savings also increasing as a percentage of wages. Other improvements include the addition of employee and family assistance program coverage and counselling programs. Premiums were also added for employees who work as stone slingers and conveyor truck drivers.

Ontario Redimix (ORM)

Local 6 members employed at ORM plants in Pickering, Milton, Toronto Portlands, and Etobicoke voted in favour of a 5-year agreement providing them with a 5% increase in year 1 and a total of approximately 17% over the term. In addition, employer contributions to members’ pension savings were increased and the safety allowance was increased. Coverage for long term and short term disability, dental care, prescriptions, and life insurance were also increased. Overtime will now be paid after nine hours, which was a key item sought by the union bargaining committee and represents a large gain for members who often work long shifts.

Quinn Roofing Solutions Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this Windsor-based contractor overwhelmingly voted in favour of ratifying a 3-agreement providing them with wage increases of 4%, 4%, and 3% over the term. Vision coverage improves to $350 every 2 years over years 2 and 3 of the contract. Improvements were also made to the Employee Fund, which tops up benefits maximums, and to the tool allowance. The employer will now pay 100% of the hourly rate for all travel time.

Royal Ready-Mix Inc.

Local 52 members employed by this Oakville-based contractor ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 12% wage increase over the term plus a 1% increase to employer contributions to members’ pension plan for those with under 10 years’ service. The safety footwear/clothing allowance was increased by $100.

The Electricians Inc.

Local 6 members employed by this Brantford-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases that will see the journeyperson rate rise to $40.26/hr. by the end of the term. In addition, contributions to the pension plan will rise to 10%, including matching contributions. Vision coverage increases to $350 and life insurance payout to $80,000. The tool and boot allowance increases to $400 and now includes safety glasses. Two paid sick days were introduced, and bereavement leave increases to 5 days for immediate family and 3 for extended family. The mileage rate increases to $0.55/km., and the daily per diem allowance for expenses increases to $50.

Upper Canada Glass

Local 52 members employed by this Newmarket-based contractor unanimously ratified a 1-year agreement providing them with a $2/hr. wage increase.

UrbanLink Civil Ltd.

Local 6 members employed by this Beamsville-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 12% wage increase over the term. In addition, employer contributions to members’ pension plan increase by 2%. Vacation pay also increases depending on years of service, and the yearly tool allowance was increased.

Velocity Mechanical Inc.

Local 53 members employed by this Kitchener-based contractor overwhelmingly ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with total value increases ranging between $9.60 and $10.68/hr. (up to 19.3%), depending on classification. The core of the settlement value was allocated to wage increases, with plumbing and sheetmetal journeypersons receiving an immediate wage increase of $4.90/hr. The new agreement also provides for improved employer contributions to members’ pension plan, enhanced tool and boot allowance, improved travel pay, and new coverage and funding introduced to the healthcare benefits plan.

WB Melback Corporation

Local 52 members employed by this Haileybury-based contractor unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with an initial wage increase of 5% with a wage review for the second and third years. Additionally, the safety boot allowance was doubled from $75 to $150 per year, and a $2.50/hr. incentive program was negotiated.

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