Construction union wage rate rises

Composite index up 0.7 per cent compared to last year

The country’s construction union wage rate index rose in June, according to Statistics Canada.

The composite index rose by 0.1 per cent compared with May. Compared to June of last year, the composite index increased by 0.7 per cent for June 2013.

In April 2012, the month for which the most up-to-date information is available, a construction worker’s average hourly wage rate sat at $28.23. For the month prior, the average hourly wage rate was $28.52 (revised from original Statistics Canada publication).

The construction union wage rate index tracks monthly changes in the collective agreement hourly wage rates for 16 trades in the building construction industry in 22 metropolitan areas.

Latest stories