Heavy Construction Association of Toronto

Toronto (2,000 construction workers) and Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), Local 183

Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2016, to April 30, 2019. Signed on Aug. 9, 2016.
Shift premium: Working foremen: $2.50 per hour (previously $2 per hour) above rate of majority of employees in group. Effective May 1, 2017: $2.75 per hour. Effective May 1, 2018 $3 per hour.
Paid holidays: 10 days. 
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks per year, 10% of pay. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8.5 hours per day or 42.5 hours per week. Double time for work on Saturday.
Medical benefits: Employers pays $3.05 per hour (previously $2.55 per hour) into Local 183 Members’ Benefit Fund. Effective May 1, 2018: $3.30 per hour. 
Pension: Employers pays $9.05 per hour into Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada. Effective May 1, 2018: $9.30 per hour. 
Safety shoes: Employer will provide rubber or leather safety boots, when required.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide to welders: suitable gloves for welding, leather-sleeved or welding jackets, safety helmets and welding masks, cutting goggles, all equipment required for normal welding. Employer will provide safety helmets to all employees.
Mileage: $0.50 per kilometre for travel outside of travel-free zone (Board area 8).
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase):
Board area 8
Group 1 labourers (labourers stripping on all form work, erecting and dismantling of all tubular scaffolding, wire mesh installers, carpenter’s labourers, epoxy injector, group-pointer-painter, mortar-man, dinky motorman, small mixers (under 1 yard), concrete workers (screedman, puddler, floatman), farm-tractor driver, mixer man, grout pumpman including non-self-propelled slurry pumps, mini-skid steer loaders, mini-skid steer loaders with attachments, mini-backhoes of 50 h.p. and under, pit-bottom man, signalman, all machinery-driven tools by gas, electric and air, in open cul work, pipelayer’s helper pumps-3” and under, heater man (under 500,000 BTU in groups of 4 or less), forklift operator, grout plant operator on surface): $56.21 rising 2 steps to $59.06. 
Group 2: (Scoot-Crete, sheeting and shoring man, timberman in trench, labourers on well-points, pipelayers, manhole constructor, valve chamber constructor): $56.47 rising 2 steps to $59.32
Group 3 (reinforced concrete workers, form setters, jackhammer-man, concrete vibrator man, hydro demolisher man, carpenter improver): $56.54 rising 2 steps to $59.39
Group 4 (pile installation all types, steel strut installer and dismantler, concrete-cement finisher, precast installer, erector and finisher including post tensioning, rigging of components and sandblasting, rigger burner, pit miner, drillers of all types, wagon driller in caissons, underpinning or shaft sinking, lead man-pile driving, grout man, gunite and shotcrete man, sandblaster, mixermen and grout pumpman including non-self-propelled slurry pumps, shear-stud installer): $56.65 rising 2 steps to $59.50
Group 5 (carpenter, welder certified, rod or semi-automatic): $58.41 rising 2 steps to $61.26
Group 6 (welder with own rig, rod or semi-automatic): $79.83 rising 2 steps to $82.68
Group 7 (flagperson): $42.01 rising 2 steps to $44.86
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 15% increase):
Group 8 (watch person for 6 night’s duty, 50 hours per week): $848.50 rising 2 steps to $978.50
Editor’s notes: Fire, theft loss: Employer will reimburse employee maximum $350 for loss due to fire, or theft resulting from break-in at locked facilities. Ergonomics training: As condition of employment, newly hired employees will complete ergonomics training course offered by Labourers’ Local 183 Members Training Fund. Room and board: If employee is working out-of-town and needs to stay overnight, employer will provide room and board allowance of $100 per day (previously $90 per day). Downtown parking: Employees required to work on projects within downtown area of Toronto (Dufferin Street west, St. Clair Avenue north and Don Valley Parkway east) will receive $15 per day (previously $10 per day).

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