Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors

Provincewide, Ontario (1,100 construction workers) and The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), Locals 183, 493, 506, 527, 607, 625, 837, 1036, 1059, 1089

Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors
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Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Ratified in May 2019. Signed on April 8, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective May 1, 2019: 2.1%

Effective May 1, 2020: 2.2%

Effective May 1, 2021: 2.4%

Shift premium: $4 per hour ($4.50 for Local 506) for all work performed between 4 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday to Saturday and between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday to Friday. 10% higher than heavy-equipment operator for demolition foreman. 10% higher than journeyperson for HAZMAT foreman.

Paid holidays: 10 days.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks without pay per year. Employer pays 6% per pay in lieu of paid vacations.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work performed in excess of 9 hours per day, 44 hours per week, or first 8 hours on Saturdays. Double time for work performed beyond 3 hours of overtime (2 for shift work), after 8 hours on Saturdays or all hours on Sundays and statutory holidays.

Medical benefits: Employer-funded Local Unions’ Employee Benefit Trusts.

Pension: Each employer will contribute $0.20 per hour for each hour earned by each employee into Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada. Employer will contribute $2 per hour worked to Local 1059 for group RRSP.

Bereavement leave: Local 527: 3 paid days at rate of $150 per day for death of parent, spouse, child, sibling.

Safety shoes: $10 for each calendar month worked.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer provides sanitary protective clothing (asbestos, winter- and wet-weather clothing, including rainsuits, sanitary rubber boots), equipment, safety helmets, non-prescription safety glasses, gloves, PPE where necessary. Employer will supply fire-retardant protective clothing to torch man.

Mileage: $0.55 per kilometre (previously $0.50 per kilometre) for personal use of vehicle for employer’s projects, plus $15 per hour for travel to and from jobsite. Maximum $18 per day will be reimbursed for parking.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 2.4% increase):

Local 183 (Cobourg)

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $32.63 rising in 1 step to $33.05

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $35.21 rising in 1 step to $35.71

Heavy-equipment operators: $37.05 rising in 1 step to $37.59

Demolition foreman: $40.48 rising in 1 step to $41.13

HAZMAT foreman: $35.68 rising in 1 step to $36.18

Local 493

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $29.60 rising in 1 step to $33.10

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $32.15 rising in 1 step to $32.72

Heavy-equipment operators: $33.94 rising in 1 step to $34.55

Demolition foreman: $37.12 rising in 1 step to $37.82

HAZMAT foreman: $32.37 rising in 1 step to $32.95

Local 506

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $33.43 rising in 1 step to $34.29

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $35.93 rising in 1 step to $36.75

Heavy-equipment operators: $37.75 rising in 1 step to $38.61

Demolition foreman: $41.22 rising in 1 step to $42.19

HAZMAT foreman: $36.52 rising in 1 step to $37.35

Local 527

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $33.84 rising in 1 step to $34.70

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $34.87 rising in 1 step to $35.75

Heavy-equipment operators: $36.64 rising in 1 step to $37.57

Demolition foreman: $39.99 rising in 1 step to $41.01

HAZMAT foreman: $36.93 rising in 1 step to $37.87

Local 607

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $34.76 rising in 1 step to $35.98

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $35.73 rising in 1 step to $36.97

Heavy-equipment operators: $37.57 rising in 1 step to $38.86

Demolition foreman: $37.89 rising in 1 step to $39.20

HAZMAT foreman: $35.68 rising in 1 step to $36.18

Local 625

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $34.54 rising in 1 step to $35.46

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $36.89 rising in 1 step to $37.88

Heavy-equipment operators: $38.70 rising in 1 step to $43.23

Demolition foreman: $42.09 rising in 1 step to $43.23

HAZMAT foreman: $37.72 rising in 1 step to $38.74

Local 837

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $33.85 rising in 1 step to $34.79

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $36.34 rising in 1 step to $37.34

Heavy-equipment operators: $38.16 rising in 1 step to $39.21

Demolition foreman: $41.61 rising in 1 step to $42.75

HAZMAT foreman: $36.94 rising in 1 step to $37.96

Local 1036

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $32.44 rising in 1 step to $32.93

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $33.47 rising in 1 step to $33.99

Heavy-equipment operators: $35.28 rising in 1 step to $35.85

Demolition foreman: $38.54 rising in 1 step to $39.19

HAZMAT foreman: $35.49 rising in 1 step to $36.06

Local 1059
Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $36.13 rising in 1 step to $37.26

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $37.11 rising in 1 step to $38.26

Heavy-equipment operators: $38.90 rising in 1 step to $40.10

Demolition foreman: $42.50 rising in 1 step to $43.80

HAZMAT foreman: $39.47 rising in 1 step to $40.69

Local 1089

Demolition, HAZMAT worker, journeyperson: $34.31 rising in 1 step to $35.21

Truck driver, qualified burner (torch man): $34.77 rising in 1 step to $35.69

Heavy-equipment operators: $37.36 rising in 1 step to $38.35

Demolition foreman: $40.80 rising in 1 step to $41.88

HAZMAT foreman: $37.49 rising in 1 step to $38.48

Apprentices

First 1,000 hours: 60% of full wage package of journeyman’s rate

Second 1,000 hours: 70% of full wage package of journeyman’s rate

Third 1,000 hours: 85% of full wage package of journeyman’s rate

Editor’s notes: Room and board allowance: Meal allowance of $60 per day for all locals when employees are required to stay overnight at remote job location. Employees will be provided with clean, adequate, maintained lodging (maximum 2 people per room). Travel allowance: Employees who are required to drive or operate company vehicle to pick up other employees within zone 2 or zone 3 will be paid regular hourly rate for all time spent traveling; $11 per day all other employees working within zone 2; $15 per day all other employees working within zone 3.

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