Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia

Provincewide, British Columbia | (2,300 construction employees) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)

Construction Labour Relations Association of British Columbia
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023. Signed on Nov. 29, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective June 27, 2019: 12%

Effective May 1, 2020: 12%

Effective May 1, 2021: 12%

Effective May 1, 2022: 12%

Shift premium: $1 per hour for Vancouver/New Westminster metropolitan area. $0.75 per hour for Victoria metropolitan area. $0.65 per hour for Level 3; $0.55 per hour (with transportation endorsement) for level 2; $0.45 per hour for level 1 when employee is designated first-aid person.

Paid holidays: 12 days plus Friday prior to British Columbia Day, Friday prior to Labour Day plus 6% for general holidays paid to employee on each regular pay day.

Vacations with pay: Minimum 3 weeks each year plus 6% for annual vacation paid to employee on each regular pay day.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work after 8 hours per day; double time after 10 hours of work Monday through Friday. Time and one-half for work on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; double time thereafter. Double time for all hours worked on Sundays or general holidays. Double time for all industrial work performed on Saturday.

Meal allowance: Employer will supply hot meal or, when providing hot meal is not practical, $17 will be paid for work beyond 10 hours that was not previously scheduled.

Medical benefits: Employer will contribute $2.80 per hour (previously $2.75 per hour) to Operating Engineers benefits plan.

Pension: Employer will contribute $6.55 per hour (previously $6.45 per hour) to Operating Engineers Pension Plan (OEPP).

Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours’ pay at prevailing overtime rates.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply essential protective clothing including coveralls (to be cleaned by employer), welder’s gloves, protective vests or leather jackets, noise abatement devices, rainwear. Employer will supply all safety hats (complete with suspension) on charge-out basis at cost and cost will be deducted from earnings and refunded when employee returns equipment in reasonable condition, subject to normal wear and tear.

Mileage: $0.54 per kilometre for first 5,000 road kilometres, $0.48 per road kilometre thereafter for employee’s own vehicle; $0.445 per kilometre for employer- vehicle.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Group #1 to crane operator rates conventional

Under 20 ton: $51.12

20 to 50 ton: $52.08

51 to 99 ton: $52.62

100 to 149 ton: $53.14

150 to 199 ton: $53.69

200 to 249 ton: $54.24

250 to 299 ton: $54.73

300 to 349 ton: $56.56

350 to 399 ton: $58.39

400 to 449 ton: $60.18

450 to 499 ton: $61.98


Welders/mechanics/electricians: $50.64

Rigger/non-operating: $48.73

Drivers: $48.46

Self-erect cranes and man and material hoists: $48.05

Other rates

Kangaroo 1500: $51.18

Kangaroo 750: $50.67

Derricks 41.74: $48.73

Yardperson: $44.09

Crane operators (apprentices)

1 to 600 seat to time hours: 65% of journeyperson’s hourly rate

601 to 1,200 seat to time hours: 75% of journeyperson’s hourly rate

1,201 to 1,800 seat to time hours: 85% of journeyperson’s hourly rate

Editor’s notes: Tool transportation: When mechanic leaves employ of employer, employer will pay cost of shipping mechanic’s tools (tools will be shipped within 36 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) of employee leaving). Periodic leave: On out-of-town projects longer than 50 calendar days’ duration, employer will provide leave and transportation allowance every 40 calendar days. $175 for 250 to 500 kilometres; $275 for 501 to 750 kilometres; $375 for 751 to 1,000 kilometres; $475 greater than 1,000 kilometres. Jurisdictional plan fund: Employer will remit $0.01 per hour for all classifications covered to jurisdictional assignment plan fund.

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