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Collective Agreement Drafting

With the industry settlement ratified in May, CLR staff have been collaborating with each of the affiliate unions to draft new collective agreements that incorporate all the negotiated changes. As of the publication date of this newsletter, new agreements have been signed with the Millwrights and the IUOE for both Crane Rental and Steel Erection. As agreements are finalized and signed, they will be posted on CLR’s website under the Collective Agreements, BCBCBTU Agreements page, which can be found here. If you have any questions regarding the changes in the signed or draft agreements, please don’t hesitate to contact CLR staff.

Wage Adjustment Reminder

Almost all the collective agreements negotiated with the Bargaining Council include wage increases on October 29, 2023. Wage grids for most of these agreements have been sent to all signatory contractors. If you are signatory to one of the unions and have not received the wage grids for the new rates effective October 29, please contact CLR staff who can provide you with the information.

NCLRA Conference

As most of you are aware, CLR is a member of the national organization NCLRA, which is composed of similar organizations from across the country. Following the success of the NCLRA Conference in Las Vegas last year, the NCLRA is currently in the planning process for their next conference, scheduled to take place in Toronto on October 2 and 3, 2024. We anticipate that this conference will once again provide valuable insights and opportunities to network with Construction Labour Relations representatives from across the country. Please mark these dates on your calendar and stay tuned for updates and details on the conference as they become available.

New Staff Member

CLR is excited to announce that we have hired Lyle Norman to join our Labour Relations team as our new Director, Labour Relations starting October 23. Lyle most recently worked at Air Products in Edmonton and previously held a position at Fluor Constructors Canada at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat. Lyle brings substantial experience in Labour Relations and possesses knowledge of both Building Trade Unions and staff management on construction sites. Please join us in welcoming Lyle to the team, and we look forward to introducing him to many of you in the coming months.