Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada

Multiprovince (2,000 construction trades helpers, labourers) and Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada
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Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2018 to Apr. 30, 2023. Signed on Jan. 16, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

B.C., Yukon, Manitoba

Effective May 1, 2019: 2%

Effective May 1, 2020: 2%

Effective May 1, 2021: 2%

Effective May 1, 2022: 2%

Ontario, N.B., N.L., N.S., P.E.I.

Effective May 1, 2019: 1.2%

Effective May 1, 2020: 1.2%

Effective May 1, 2021: 1.5%

Effective May 1, 2022: 1.6%

Saskatchewan

Effective May 1, 2019: 1.6%

Effective May 1, 2020: 1.7%

Effective May 1, 2021: 1.7%

Effective May 1, 2022: 1.6%

Shift premium: $1 per hour for hot work. $0.25 to $0.50 per hour for first-aid attendant. $0.50 per hour for job steward. 10% for employee working shift other than normal shift (does not apply when employer is performing work as double-shift or triple-shift project). 1 hour of pay when helicopter is used by employer to transport employees to and from place of work on jobsite or from warehouse or marshalling point of employer (employer will ensure that each employee required to travel by helicopter will be covered by minimum $250,000 accidental-death insurance).

Paid holidays: 12 days

Vacations with pay: Employees will be paid 10% of total earnings.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours in excess of 8 hours per shift or 40 hours per week. Double time for al hours in excess of 12 hours per shift and on Sundays.

Meal allowance: $85 per day (previously $82.50 per day) for employees in camp without kitchen and where there is ready access to restaurants. On jobs where camps are not provided and employees are not local residents, $174 per day (previously $170 per day) rising annually by $2 until May 1, 2022.

Call-in pay: Employees who have completed their workday and been released for day and then called back to work will receive minimum of 4 hours’ pay with 8 hours for more than 4 hours work.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide safety hats at cost, to be deducted from employee’s earnings and refunded when hat is returned in reasonable condition. Employer will provide or reimburse cost of special clothing for protection from adverse weather elements not normally in possession of employee where necessary for work. Employer will provide gloves, coveralls, rubber boots when necessary.

Mileage: After 15 scheduled working days on job or at job completion, $0.65 per highway kilometre via shortest route from city where employee was hired to point of commencement of employment, where distance exceeds 200 kilometres and no camp is provided.

Sample rates of pay (current, after last increase):

Rodman/chainman/stakeman/pipefinder/flagman

B.C. and Yukon: $44.39 rising in 3 steps to $47.11

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $36.98 rising in 3 steps to $37.09

Saskatchewan: $37.72 rising in 3 steps to $39.95

Manitoba: $37.74 rising in 3 steps to $40

Ontario: $40.11 rising in 3 steps to $41.89

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $35.60 rising in 3 steps to $37.11

General labourer/skid setter/specialized labourer helper/powderman helper

B.C. and Yukon: $44.76 rising in 3 steps to $47.50

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $44.76 rising in 3 steps to $47.50

Saskatchewan: $38.09 rising in 3 steps to $40.35

Manitoba: $38.11 rising in 3 steps to $40.40

Ontario: $40.50 rising in 3 steps to $42.30

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $36.05 rising in 3 steps to $37.58

Buffer/grader/swamper/driller helper/saw filer

B.C. and Yukon: $45.09 rising in 3 steps to $47.85

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $37.70 rising in 3 steps to $37.85

Saskatchewan: $38.40 rising in 3 steps to $40.68

Manitoba: $38.43 rising in 3 steps to $40.74

Ontario: $40.85 rising in 3 steps to $42.65

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $36.40 rising in 3 steps to $37.95

Paper latcher/dope pot fireman N/M/power saw operator

B.C. and Yukon: $45.25 rising in 3 steps to $48.02

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $37.87 rising in 3 steps to $38.04;

Saskatchewan: $38.58 rising in 3 steps to $40.87

Manitoba: $38.63 rising in 3 steps to $40.95

Ontario: $41.05 rising in 3 steps to $42.87

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $36.55 rising in 3 steps to $38.10

Jackhammerman/pneumatic tool operator/auger toolman/nozzleman/faller

B.C. and Yukon: $45.58 rising in 3 steps to $48.37

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $38.18 rising in 3 steps to $38.37

Saskatchewan: $38.90 rising in 3 steps to $41.22

Manitoba: $38.93 rising in 3 steps to $41.27

Ontario: $41.35 rising in 3 steps to $43.19

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $36.85 rising in 3 steps to $38.43

Driller/hi-scaler/concrete saw operator/powderman

B.C. and Yukon: $46.31 rising in 3 steps to $49.15

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $38.89 rising in 3 steps to $39.11

Saskatchewan: $39.63 rising in 3 steps to $41.97

Manitoba: $39.65 rising in 3 steps to $42.03

Ontario: $42.11 rising in 3 steps to $44

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $37.61 rising in 3 steps to $39.22

Specialized labourer

B.C. and Yukon: $46.38 rising in 3 steps to $49.22

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $39 rising in 3 steps to $39.23

Saskatchewan: $39.72 rising in 3 steps to $42.07

Manitoba: $38.99 rising in 3 steps to $42.13

Ontario: $42.17 rising in 3 steps to $44.06

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $37.69 rising in 3 steps to $39.31

Certified coating applicator

B.C. and Yukon: $48.42 rising in 3 steps to $51.38

Alberta and Northwest Territories: $41.05 rising in 3 steps to $41.40

Saskatchewan: $41.76 rising in 3 steps to $44.25

Manitoba: $41.79 rising in 3 steps to $44.30

Ontario: $44.21 rising in 3 steps to $46.20

N.B./N.L./N.S./P.E.I.: $39.72 rising in 3 steps to $41.44

Editor’s notes: Drinking water: Employer will provide drinking water in approved sanitary containers and paper cups where no running tap water is available. During summer months, employer will supply salt tablets. Insurance: On jobs where camps are provided, employer will insure personal effects of each employee against loss by fire, maximum $2,500, provided inventory is filed with employer. Bathrooms: Employer will provide water flush toilets and wash-up facilities at yard and where right-of-way conditions make it feasible. Reporting pay: 5 hours of pay for reporting to work, working 4 hours or less and being prevented from completing day’s work for any reason. 8 hours of pay for performing more than 4 hours of work being prevented from completing day’s work (maximum of 10 hours pay if job set up for more than 8 hours per day). 5 hours’ pay for any working day lost during regularly scheduled work week. Required training: Each employee will present to employer at commencement of employment, valid certificate of completion of computer-based pipeline construction safety training program. Camps: Employer will provide free room and board when it elects to provide camp.

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