Residential Framing Contractors’ Association of Metropolitan Toronto and Vicinity

Toronto (4,000 carpenters) the Labourers’ International Union of North America, Local 183 (LiUNA)

Residential Framing Contractors’ Association of Metropolitan Toronto and Vicinity
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Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Signed on Nov. 19, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective May 1, 2020: $0.59 per hour to $0.60 per hour

Effective May 1, 2021: $0.63 per hour to $0.64 per hour

Shift premium: $0.50 per square foot on third floor and above. $2.50 per hour rising 2 steps to $2.70 per hour for loft floor areas.

Vacations with pay: 3 weeks; maximum 8 weeks’ leave of absence every 3 years

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 9 per day Monday to Fridays and 8 on Fridays. No work to be assigned on Sunday except for emergencies, in which case rate will be double time.

Medical benefits: Employer will contribute $2.80 per hour (previously $2.65 per hour) to Local 183 Members’ Benefit Fund for weekly indemnity, life insurance, major medical, dental care, legal-plan coverage.

LTD: Employer will contribute $0.60 per hour to Local 183 Members’ Benefit Fund.

Pension: Employer will contribute $6.42 per hour to Labourers’ Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada.

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.

Uniforms/clothing: Every employee will, as condition of employment, be required to wear safety helmet of type approved by Construction Safety Association. Employees will be entitled to be reimbursed by employer for loss of clothing, maximum $350, for loss of clothing due to fire in area or areas commonly designated for storage of clothing.

Tool allowance: Employees will be entitled to be reimbursed by employer for loss of tools, maximum $350, for loss related to job due to fire in area or areas commonly designated for storage of tools.

Sample rates of pay (current, after $1.24-per-hour increase):

Job foreman: $46.65 rising in 2 steps to $47.88

Carpentry/framing crew leader: $43.47 rising in 2 steps to $44.70

Carpenter/framer: $40.29 rising in 2 steps to $41.52

Carpenter/framers’ assistant: $36.79 rising in 2 steps to $38.02

Second-year learner: $32.35 rising in 2 steps to $33.57

First-year learner: $28.11 rising in 2 steps to $29.34

Pre-learner (1,201 to 1,800 hours): $25.30 rising in 2 steps to $26.41

Pre-learner (601 to 1,200 hours): $22.49 rising in 2 steps to $23.47

Pre-learner (0 to 600 hours): $19.68 rising in 2 steps to $20.54

Forklift driver/crane operator: $38.73 rising in 2 steps to $39.95

Piecework rates (per square foot)

Single 2-storey detached houses

Less than 1,600 square feet: $5.55 rising in 2 steps to $5.87

More than 1,600 square feet: $5.31 rising in 2 steps to $5.61

Bungalows: $5.77 rising in 2 steps to $6.11

Townhouses and semi-detached houses: $5.55 rising in 2 steps to $5.87

Editor’s notes: Room and board: $80 per day, maximum of $400 per week and $480 per six-day week, for room and board for employees required to be away from normal place of residence overnight. Forklift: Forklift (with competent driver) will be made available to pieceworkers at all relevant times. Student hires: Employer may engage students during school-vacation period between May 1 and Sept. 30 of each year at ratio of 1 student for every 5 full-time employees, provided that regular hourly employees are not on layoff or working short-time. Ergonomics training: As condition of employment, newly-hired employees will be required to attend and complete ergonomics training course offered by Labourers’ Local 183 Members’ Training Fund within 30 days of hire. Travel zones: Whenever employees are required to be away from normal place of residence overnight, employer will pay $80 per day, maximum $400 per week; $480 for 6-day week, to cover room and board, or employer will provide, at own expense, suitable room and board accommodations for employees. Organizing fund: Employer will contribute $0.25 per hour to Central and Eastern Canada Organizing Fund (CECOF) for each hour worked by member of Local 183.

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