PCL Energy

Provincewide, Alberta (3,800 electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, carpenters, structural ironworkers, labourers) and the Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63

PCL Energy
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Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2022. Signed on Jan. 31, 2020.

Shift premium: $2.50 per hour for lead-hands. $5 per hour for foremen. $7.50 per hour for general foremen. $1 per hour for dual ticket (when hired with intention to use both tickets or performs both tasks regularly). $1.50 per hour for alloy welder (when welding alloy and must demonstrate full competency). $1.50 per hour for steward; $3 per hour for chief steward. $3 per hour for night shift (when majority of hours are between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.).

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 6% of base wage rate for all hours worked as vacation pay and will be paid to employees on each paycheque. Employer will consider vacations at times requested considering business requirements and requests will not be unreasonably denied.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 8 regular straight-time hours per day and 40 regular straight-time hours per week. Time and one-half for all work on any scheduled day off.

Meal allowance: $40 in lieu of meal or meal will be provided for employees who work beyond 12 hours in 1 day.

Medical benefits: Employees are eligible to receive coverage on first of month following 350 hours worked. Employer will contribute $2.08 per hour worked into CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund.

Dental: Coverage of 100% up to $2,000 per person annual for basic services; 50% maximum $2,000 per person annual for major services; 50% maximum $3,000 lifetime maximum per child younger than 19 for orthodontic.

Vision: Coverage of $300 per year for children younger than 21; $300 every 2 years for all family members 21 and older.

Paramedical: Coverage for massage therapy with maximum $50 per visit (doctor’s referral required).

STD: Coverage of 60% of weekly basic earnings, maximum $600 per week payable after first day of accident or hospitalization; 14th day of illness, maximum 119 days (1/14/119).

LTD: Coverage of 60% of earnings, maximum $2,600 per month, per employee, payable after 119 days until age 65 (119/65).

AD&D: Coverage of $100,000.

Life insurance: Coverage of $100,000.

Pension: Employer will contribute 4% into CLAC RSP, administered by CLAC group RSP board of trustees. Employer will contribute 4% into CLAC pension plan.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, parents, brother, sister.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours’ pay at appropriate rate.

Probationary period: 90 calendar days.

Safety shoes: All employees will wear CSA-approved safety boots supplied by employees.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide for cleaning of employer-supplied fire-retardant coveralls.

Tool allowance: Where required by employer, tradesmen will supply own tools common to trade. Specialty and power tools will be provided by employer. Employer will supply adequate security for all tool storage on-site.

Mileage: Employer will pay to each employee transportation cost at maximum rate as established by CRA per road kilometre for each day worked or reported for work, from edge of 55-kilometre radius free zone to project and return.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Schedule A general Alberta

Boom truck operator: $39.03

Carpenter: $39.03

Cement finisher: $39.03

Crane operator: $41.10

Electrician: $41.10

Equipment operator 1: $39.03

Equipment operator 2: $34.94

Gasfitter: $41.10

Heavy equipment technician: $39.03

Heavy duty mechanic: $41.10

Instrumentation technician: $41.10

Ironworker structural: $41.10

Labourer level 1: $29.59

Labourer level 2: $25.48

Labourer level 3: $19.32

Materials technician: $39.03

Millwright: $41.10

Painter: $39.03

Pipefitter/plumber: $41.10

Scaffolder: $39.03

Steamfitter: $41.10

Welder B pressure: $41.10

Welder CWB: $39.46

Apprentice 4-period program

Electrician/iron worker (structural)/millwright/pipe fitter

Fourth-year 90%: $36.99

Third-year 80%: $32.88

Second-year 70%: $28.77

First-year 60%: $24.66

Apprentice: 4-period program

Carpenter/heavy equipment tech./scaffolder

Fourth-year 90%: $35.13

Third-year 80%: $31.22

Second-year 70%: $27.32

First-year 60%: $23.42

Apprentice: 3-period program

Ironworker (structural)/mobile crane/pipefitter/steamfitter/gasfitter/plumber

Third-year 90%: $36.99

Second-year 80%: $32.88

First-year 70%: $28.77

Apprentice: 3-period program

Cement finisher/materials tech./painter/scaffolder (SAIA)/welder

Third-year 90%: $35.13

Second-year 80%: $31.22

First-year 70%: $27.32

Apprentice: 3-period program

Welder CWB

Third-year 90%: $35.51

Second-year 80%: $31.56

First-year 70%: $27.62

Apprentice: 2-period program

Tower crane

Second-year 85%: $34.94

First-year 70%: $28.77

Apprentice: 1-period program

Boom Truck

First-year 70%: $27.32

Editor’s notes: Travel allowances: Will be paid from union’s Edmonton, Calgary or employer’s base of operations office: $86 each way for 101 to 200 kilometres radius: $122 each way for 201 to 300 kilometres; $147 each way for 301 to 375 kilometres; $220 for 376 and beyond kilometres or actual airfare. Daily accommodation allowance: Location subsistence amount for area: $150 for Athabasca/Fox Creek/Cold Lake/Grande Prairie/Peace River/Lloydminster areas; $140 for Fort McMurray; $135 for Red Deer/Edson; $110 for Edmonton (client approval required). Prescription safety eyewear: Employer will reimburse any employee 50% of cost of prescription safety eyewear lenses, maximum $100. Employee must have worked for 1,200 hours with employer and additional 4,000 hours from last time reimbursed for following purchases.

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