Provincewide, British Columbia (4,700 construction workers) and the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)/Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union (CSWU), Local 1611
Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023. Signed on May 1, 2019.
Shift premium: Afternoon shifts: $4 per hour on industrial projects; $3 per hour on commercial or institutional projects (same amount is payable on both straight-time and overtime hours) on any shift which begins between 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Night shifts: $4 per hour on industrial projects; $3 per hour on commercial or institutional projects (same amount is payable on both straight time and overtime hours) on any shift which begins between 8:30 p.m. and 1:01 a.m. 2 hours’ pay when employee completes orientation, indoctrination online. $0.75 per hour worked metro-travel premium, plus holiday pay, for all employees employed in Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley (does not apply to commercial/institutional projects). 15% for labourer foreman. 10% for employee who works any portion of either first half or second half of shift underground. 10% for employee who does tunnel work. $0.50 per hour for caisson (payable below 25 feet). $0.25 per hour for swing-stage (payable above 25 feet). $25 helicopter premium.
Paid holidays: 6% of gross earnings. 11 days plus Friday before B.C. Day, B.C. Day, Friday before Labour Day.
Vacations with pay: 6% of gross earnings.
Overtime: Time and one-half for first 2 hours of work; double time thereafter and for all hours worked on Saturdays, Sundays.
Medical benefits: Employer contributes $3.10 per hour for CSW medical and benefits.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will protect value of employee’s work clothes, maximum $300, in case of fire or burglary. Employer will provide clothing needed for protection against natural elements, general-purpose work gloves, appropriate footwear, including safety footwear. Employer will provide rubber boots, rubber clothing, rubber gloves and, where necessary, ear muffs.
Sample rates of pay (current, after 2.5% increase):
Construction craft labourers
Watchman/flagman/rodman/chainman/stakeman/confined space entry monitor/gas tester and spark watchman: $36.29 rising 4 steps to $37.19
Labourer/signalman/dumpman/swamper/pumptender/cement power buggy/grinder/mixer (less than 1 yard)/timberman/grademan/power and electric tool operator: $36.56 rising 4 steps to $37.46
Bobcat loader/instrument man - utility 1/caulked and cemented joint tile and pipelayer/manholer/concrete saw/heat fusion machine/jackhammer/hydro boom (less than 100 psi) (wet and dry): $36.84 rising 4 steps to $37.74
Signalman hook-up/vibrator/instrument man - utility 2/fallers on clearing/hydro boom) more than 1,000 psi) (wet and dry)/6” vibrator (when used by hand): $37.11 rising 4 steps to $38.01
First-aid attendant level 2: $37.22 rising 4 steps to $38.12
First-aid attendant level 2 with transportation endorsement: $37.33 rising 4 steps to $38.23
First-aid attendant level 3: $37.44 rising 4 steps to $38.34
Concrete specialist: $39.56 rising 4 steps to $40.46
Industrial projects - drilling, blasting, shoring
Labourer: $38.73 rising 4 steps to $39.63
Chucktender/switchman/trackman/skiptender/miner/timberman/powderman/form cleaner/form setter/tunnel maintenance (miner carrying out repairs to timber)/mucking-machine operator/LHD (load-haul-dump) operator/tram operator/raise miner/shaftman/shaft maintenance/dam man/raise borer (robbins, dresser, similar types): $39.48 rising 4 steps to $40.38
Shaft leader: $41.14 rising 4 steps to $42.04
Shaft boss: $42.14 rising 4 steps to $43.04
Editor’s notes: Periodic leave: On out-of-town projects of more than 50 days’ duration, periodic leave will be available to employees every 40 days: $0 for 0 kilometres to 249 kilometres away; $175 for 250 kilometres to 500 kilometres away; $275 for 501 kilometres to 750 kilometres away; $375 for 751 kilometres to 1,000 kilometres away; $475 for more than 1,000 kilometres away. Leave will be minimum 5 days, maximum 1 week. Cellphone apps: No employee will be required to install any app on personal phone as condition of employment. Room and board allowance: Option 1: Employer will provide non-local resident employee with daily allowance of $145 (previously $140). Effective May 1, 2020: $150. Effective May 1, 2022: $155. Option 2: Employer will provide non-local resident employee with single room plus $65 daily meal allowance (previously $62.50). Effective May 1, 2020: $67.50. Effective May 1, 2022: $70. Travel allowance: $0.58 per kilometre for first 5,00 kilometres; $0.52 per kilometre for all additional kilometres.