Provincewide, Alberta (120 electricians, instrumentation technicians, labourers, operating engineers, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, welders) and the Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63
Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to Dec. 31 2021. Signed on March 28, 2019.
Shift premium: 110% for lead-hand. 115% for foreman. $2 per hour for 2 Alberta or Red Seal journeyperson tickets and hired with intent to use both tickets or performs both tasks. $2.25 per hour when majority of shift falls between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. $1 per hour for steward. $1.25 per hour for steward w/tool box 1. $1.50 per hour for steward w/tool box 2. $2 per hour for steward w/tool box 3. $2.25 per hour for chief steward w/tool box 1. $2.50 per hour for chief steward w/tool box 2. $3 per hour for chief steward w/tool box 3. $5 per hour when welding alloys for all JM and apprentices.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: Employer will consider vacations at times requested considering business requirements. 6% of base wage rate for all hours worked will be paid to employees on each paycheque.
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week.
Meal allowance: Meal period of one-half hour and meal for employees (or one-half hour of pay in lieu of meal and break) if employees are not scheduled but work beyond 12 hours in 1 day.
Medical benefits: Employer contributes $1.99 per hour (previously $1.45 per hour) into CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Coverage begins after 350 hours worked.
Dental: Coverage of 100% reimbursement, maximum $2,000 per person annual for basic services; 50% reimbursement, maximum $2,000 per person per year for comprehensive; 50% reimbursement, maximum $3,000 lifetime maximum per child younger than 19 for orthodontic.
Vision: Coverage of $300 per year for dependants younger than 21; $300 every 2 years for those 21 and older.
Paramedical: $50 per visit, doctor’s referral required, for massage therapy.
STD: Coverage of 60% weekly basic earnings maximum $600 per week, payable after first day of accident or hospitalization; 14th day of illness maximum 119 days.
LTD: Coverage of 60% of weekly basic earnings maximum $2,600 per month, payable after 119 days.
AD&D: Coverage of $100,000.
Life insurance: Coverage of $100,000.
Pension: Employer, employee will contribute 4% to RSP plan. New employees will join CLAC pension plan immediately. Employer will contribute matching 2% to pension plan, for each employee, for all hours worked. Each employee will also contribute 2% matching amount to pension plan for all hours worked.
Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchildren. Further time may be given when requested.
Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours’ pay at appropriate rate.
Probationary period: 90 calendar days.
Safety shoes: All employees will wear safety shoes where required supplied by employee.
Uniforms/clothing: All employees will wear safety hats to be made available by employer. Employer will supply employees with safety equipment including gloves, safety glasses, raingear, particulate masks, breathing apparatuses, fall-arrest equipment, fire-retardant coveralls when required.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current):
Schedule A Alberta
Boom-truck operator: $38.55
Crane operator 0 to 34 T: $40.58
Crane operator 35 to 65 T: $40.83
Crane operator 66 to 100 T: $41.58
Equipment operator heavy: $38.55
Equipment operator light: $34.49
Gas fitter: $40.58
Heavy equipment technician: $40.58
Ironworker structural: $40.58
Labourer entry-level: $20.29
Labourer intermediate: $23.33
Labourer skilled: $26.38
Labourer construction craft: $30.44
Materials technician: $38.55
Welder/welder CWB: $38.55
Welder B pressure: $40.58
Journeyperson DSP classification
Welder CWB w/rig: $87.40
Welder B pressure w/rig: $91.99
Welder BP: $51.41
Pipefitter/crane operator/ironworker: $51.41
Apprentice 4-period program trades w/journeyman base rate: $40.58
Heavy equipment technician/ironworker/plumber/steamfitter/pipefitter
First-year (60%): $24.35
Second-year (70%): $28.41
Third-year (80%): $32.46
Fourth-year (90%): $36.52
Apprentice 4-period program trades w/journeyman base rate: $38.55
First-year (60%): $23.13
Second-year (70%): $26.99
Third-year (80%): $30.84
Fourth-year (90%): $34.70
Apprentice 3-period program trades w/journeyman base rate: $40.58
Gas fitter A/heavy equipment technician/heavy duty equipment mechanic (off road)/mobile crane/heavy equipment technician truck and transport mechanic/iron worker (structural/ ornamental)/steamfitter pipefitter/Welder
First-year (70%): $28.41
Second-year (80%): $32.46
Third-year (90%): $36.52
Schedule B Fort McMurray
Boom-truck operator: $40.30
Crane operator 0 to 34 T: $42.42
Crane operator 35 to 65 T: $42.67
Crane operator 66 to 100 T: $43.42
Equipment operator heavy: $40.30
Equipment operator light: $36.06
Gas fitter: $42.42
Heavy equipment technician: $42.42
Ironworker structural: $42.42
Labourer entry-level: $21.21
Labourer intermediate: $24.39
Labourer skilled: $27.57
Labourer construction craft: $31.82
Materials technician: $40.30
Welder/welder CWB: $40.30
Welder B pressure: $42.42
Journeyperson DSP classification
Welder CWB w/rig: $91.36
Welder B pressure w/rig: $96.17
Welder BP: $53.75
Pipefitter/crane operator/ironworker: $53.75
Editor’s notes: Education fund: Employer agrees to contribute $0.02 for all hours worked by all employees to union education fund. Apprenticeship training fund: Employer will contribute $0.05 (previously $0.06) for all hours worked by all employees to union apprenticeship training fund. Training trust fund: Employer will contribute $0.15 for all hours worked by all employees to CLAC Alberta Training Trust Fund. Employer-specific training fund: Employer will contribute for all hours worked by all employees to employer-specific training account held in trust by CLAC Alberta Training. Prescription safety eyewear: Employer will reimburse any employee 50% of cost of prescription safety eyewear maximum $300. Employee must have worked 1,200 hours for first reimbursement. For any subsequent reimbursements, employee must have worked additional 4,000 hours from last time reimbursed.