Masonry Contractors’ Association of Toronto

Toronto (1,600 bricklayers, masons) and the Bricklayers, Masons Independent Union of Canada (BMIUC), Local 1; Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA), Local 183; Masonry Council of Unions Toronto and Vicinity

Masonry Contractors’ Association of Toronto
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Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Ratified in April 2019. Signed on July 5, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective May 1, 2019: 1.4%

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.1%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.6%

Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2.4%

Shift premium: Time and one-seventh for second shift (starting at 5 p.m.). Time and one-half for third shift (overnight shift). $0.30 per hour paid as transportation, travel, room and board allowances. $3 above bricklayers’ rate for working foremen.

Paid holidays: 9 days.

Vacations with pay: 3 weeks plus 10% of gross wages earned.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work performed in excess of 9 hours per day Monday to Thursday, 8 hours on Friday, and all day Saturday. Double time for emergency work performed on Sundays or government holidays. Overtime kicks in for foremen, bricklayer’s assistants, forklift drivers, and respective apprentices after 9.5 and 8.5 hours, respectively. Work may be performed on Saturday at employee’s regular rate if employee worked fewer than hours in regular work week during previous 5 days.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for LiUNA Local 183 Members’ Benefit Trust Fund.

Pension: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada/Bricklayers, Masons Independent Union of Canada, Local 1 Pension Trust Fund.

Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours’ pay if employee reports for work and no work is available.

Safety shoes: Every employee will, as condition of employment, own and wear suitable protective footwear and other personal protective equipment required in normal course of duties, as may be approved by Canadian Standards Association.

Uniforms/clothing: Every employee will, as condition of employment, be required to wear safety helmet of type approved by Canadian Standards Association. Employer will provide fall-arrest harnesses, shock-absorbing lanyards, retractable lanyards to all employees who require them; will replace them if they are not in good repair.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4% increase):

Foreman: $45.37 rising 2 steps to $48.14

Bricklayers/Stonemasons: $42.37 rising 2 steps to $45.14

Forklift drivers: $39.92 rising 2 steps to $41.33

Bricklayers assistants: $38.92 rising 2 steps to $40.33

Tarpers: $30.64 rising 2 steps to $31.60

Tarpers’ helpers: $22.64 rising 2 steps to $23.60

Apprentices (bricklayers, stonemasons registered with Labourers Local 183 members training and rehabilitation fund)

After completion of level 1: $16

After completion of level 2: $18

After completion of level 3: 50% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Next 600 hours of employment: 65% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Next 1,200 hours of employment: 75% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Next 1,200 hours of employment: 85% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Apprentices (bricklayers, stonemasons not registered with Labourers Local 183 members training and rehabilitation fund)

First 600 hours of employment: 50% of journeyman’s rate for

Next 600 hours of employment: 65% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Next 1,200 hours of employment: 75% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Next 1,200 hours of employment: 85% of journeyman’s rate for 600 hours of employment

Learners

Bricklayer’s-assistant learner: 75% of bricklayer’s assistant rate (upon completion of 400 hours, full rate will apply)

Forklift-driver learner: 75% of forklift driver rate (upon completion of 400 hours, full rate will apply)

Employees performing stucco work

Serviceman/handyman: $36 rising 2 steps to $38

Journeyman stucco installer: $36 rising 2 steps to $38

Stucco installer assistant: $24 rising 2 steps to $26

Editor’s notes: Older members: When 6 or more bricklayers are employed, employer will hire, if available, 1 member who is 55 years of age or older. When 3 or more bricklayers’ assistants are employed, employer will hire, if available 1 member who is 55 years of age or older. Ratio: No more than 2 bricklayers/stonemasons’ apprentices for first journeyman plus not more than 1 addition apprentice for each additional 5 journeymen. Injuries on duty: Employer will, at own expense, furnish to any employee injured in employment and who is in need of it, immediate conveyance and transportation to hospital or physician. Ambulance will be used where necessary and possible. Loss of personal items: Employees will be entitled to be reimbursed by employer for loss of clothing and tools, maximum $500 for each employee, for loss of tools related to job and clothing due to fire or theft in area or areas designated for storage of items. Industry fund: Each employer bound by agreement (who is not member of Masonry Contractors’ Association of Toronto) will contribute $0.85 per hour for each hour worked by each employee to association in compensation for work done on behalf of industry by association. Overnight stays: $100 per day, maximum $500 per week; $600 for 6-day week, to cover room and board when employees are required to be away overnight from normal place of residence. Parking fees: Employees will be paid daily parking allowance equal to cost to park for each day worked on any project work.

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