Provincewide, excluding Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia (450 operating engineers) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 721
Effective May 1, 2016: 3%
Effective May 1, 2017: 3%
Calculated by CLR.
Shift premium: 30¢ per hour for operators of mobile cranes up to 139-ft. boom. 80¢ per hour for operators of mobile cranes over 139-ft. boom. 80¢ per hour for tower crane operators.
Paid holidays: 10 days.
Vacations with pay: 6% vacation pay and 2% holiday pay in lieu of paid vacation time.
Overtime: Time and one-half for the first 2 hours of overtime Monday through Friday and double time for all hours worked thereafter. Double time for all overtime hours worked on Saturday and Sunday.
Meal allowance: $28 after 2 hours of overtime (previously $27). $29 effective May 1, 2017.
Medical benefits: Employer provides $1.60 per hour worked.
Pension: Employer provides $6.20 per hour worked (previously $6.05). $6.35 effective May 1, 2017.
Call-in pay: Minimum of 2 hours at applicable overtime rate.
Discipline: Warnings will not be used in progressive discipline after 30 months but will remain on employees’ records.
Mileage: 50¢ per km.
Sample rates of pay (current, after 3% increase):
Crane operators (excluding major industrial projects): $31.66 per hour rising in 5 steps to $36.01
Crane operators (major industrial projects): $34.17 rising in 5 steps to $39.61
Editor’s notes: Room and board allowance: $121 per day (previously $118). $124 effective May 1, 2017. Safety: Safety hats must be worn by all employees on the jobsite at all times.
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