NEWS

January 1st 2017

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO CLR HOURLY FEES

At the Annual General Meeting of the membership held on November 3, 2016, the Board of Directors recommended, the Council adopted and the membership ratified, the following increase to CLR Hourly Dues effective January 1, 2017:

CLR Hourly Dues:    Increase from to 11¢ per hour worked under CLR collective agreements. For work performed by member companies under other construction collective agreements, the rate will increase from 3.5¢ to 5.5¢ per hour worked, to a maximum of $25 per month per agreement.

The on-line remittance forms will be updated to reflect the above amounts for the January 2017 contributions, which will be due in February 2017.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns respecting these adjustments.

 

February 29, 2016

There has been an addition to the CEFAP Plans Rules and Eligibility Criteria with the addition of D (iv).

February 22, 2016

Notice of Adjustment of Vehicle and Travel Allowances

December 3, 2015

RE: NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THE FEES FOR CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE RAPID SITE ACCESS PROGRAM

To employers affected by:

  • Alberta Construction Collective Agreements negotiated under registration certificates held by CLRA
  • National Maintenance Agreement (NMA)
  • General Presidents' Maintenance Agreements (GPMA) in Alberta

This notice is in respect to employment of the following trades under the above noted agreements:

  • Carpenters
  • Insulators
  • Ironworkers - Structural
  • Millwrights
  • Plasterers
  • Sheet Metal Workers Cement Masons
  • Ironworkers - Reinforcing Labourers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • Sheeters, Deckers and Cladders

Effective January 1st, 2016, the remittance rates for Case Management/Rapid Site Access Program will be:

  • Industrial Construction (CLRA): 12¢ per hour worked
  • Short Term and Shutdown Maintenance (NMA): 12¢ per hour worked
  • Long Term Maintenance (GPNA): 6¢ per hour worked

Increase to the rates of remittances for Case Management and the Rapid Site Access Program has been required for some time. Over the past two years, the program has suffered deficits in excess of $850,000, and the Association can no longer sustain the program from our reserves. The CLR Board determined that adjustment to the contribution rates should be delayed to coincide with the need to adjust payroll systems, such as for wage adjustments. There were no adjustments to the wages for industrial work for these trades in 2015. Accordingly, the adjustment of the contribution rates was delayed to January 151, 2016 to coincide with payroll system adjustments required by changes to taxation and other payroll burdens.

 


 

September 14, 2015

RE: NOVEMBER 2015 WAGE ADJUSTMENT CALCULATION

For all Collective Agreements that adopted the Wage Adjustment Formulae that were developed in Framework Bargaining, the wage adjustment will be $0.00 for November 2015. The average daily WTI oil price for the June through August period was below $65. Accordingly, there will be no adjustment to the wages for industrial work for all trades affected by the formulae nor for commercial/institutional wages.

The next calculation will be conducted in early March, based in part on the average daily WTI oil price in the December through February period. Any adjustment resulting from that calculation will take effect in May, 2016.

 


 

August 10, 2015

UNDERSTANDING OUR CANADIAN MODEL ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMS

Construction Labour Relations – Alberta presents a three hour E-Learning Program designed to provide those people who hold leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Canadian Model a comprehensive understanding of how to work with all aspects of the Policy. This program offers participants the knowledge and tools to effectively manage alcohol and drug issues in the workplace consistent with the Canadian Model Alcohol and Drug Policy. The program and materials are based on the October/2014 edition of the Canadian Model.

Find out more information and register now here.

Take a six minute look at why you may want to register for Understanding Our Canadian Model.


 

July 7, 2015

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO DUES AND FEES

As you are aware, during the Framework Bargaining earlier this year in Alberta, the local unions,
and the Registered Employers Organizations all agreed to establish a trusteed fund to look after
Workforce Development Initiatives with the implementation of the 2015 to 2019 construction
agreements. Employers affected by framework bargaining have agreed to contribute two cents
($0.02) per hour worked to a “Trusteed Fund’ which will govern the operations of this initiative.
The cost of funding of this initiative will be borne by the Employers until such time as there is an
increase to the craft personnel’s gross wages at which time the contribution formula will change to
one cent ($0.01) contributed by the Employer and one cent ($0.01) contributed by the employee.

Effective July 5th, 2015, the following will take effect.

WFDI Dues: As per the Alberta GPMA and the NMA agreements, Employers will be responsible for making appropriate contributions to the Workforce Development Initiatives Trust Fund. Payment will be forwarded to the CLR Alberta on a monthly basis

The on-line remittance forms will be updated to reflect the above amounts for the July contributions, which will be due in August.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns respecting these adjustments.

 


 

June 11, 2015

NOTICE TO INSULATORS (PROVINCIAL) TRADE DIVISION

RE: Changes to Article 23.03 regarding TIAA Dues

Please note that TIAA dues will no longer be forwarded directly from signatory Contractors to TIAA. Contractors will forward the dues to the CLR in the manner described in Article 23.03 of the Collective Agreement 2015 – 2019. (see attached)

It is our expectation that this change will commence for June, 2015 hours worked to be remitted to the CLR on or before July 15, 2015.

If you require further information regarding administrative issues regarding this change, please contact Priscilla or Lynne in our Calgary office. Questions relating to this wording and the change to the Collective Agreement should be addressed to myself in our Calgary office.


 

May 27, 2015

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UPDATE

This General Construction Sector Bargaining Update is intended for the private information of employers, affiliated employers’ organizations, construction purchasers, and other interested parties who have requested regular receipt of the Update. Recipients of this Update are asked to refrain from further distribution of this document or the information herein without the permission of the Association.

There is a settlement pending ratification for 1 of the 24 trade jurisdictions in the general sector, and 21 of 24 have entered into collective agreements. Ratification plans for the pending trade is noted below.

The current status of settlements is available by clicking here.


 

May 15, 2015
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UPDATE

This General Construction Sector Bargaining Update is intended for the private information of employers, affiliated employers’ organizations, construction purchasers, and other interested parties who have requested regular receipt of the Update. Recipients of this Update are asked to refrain from further distribution of this document or the information herein without the permission of the Association.

There are settlements pending ratification for 2 of the 24 trade jurisdictions in the general sector, and 19 of 24 have ratified collective agreements. Ratification plans for the pending trades are noted below.

The current status of settlements is available by clicking here.

 


 

May 1, 2015
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UPDATE

This General Construction Sector Bargaining Update is intended for the private information of employers, affiliated employers’ organizations, construction purchasers, and other interested parties who have requested regular receipt of the Update. Recipients of this Update are asked to refrain from further distribution of this document or the information herein without the permission of the Association.

There are settlements pending ratification for 4 of the 24 trade jurisdictions in the general sector, and 18 of 24 have ratified collective agreements. Ratification plans for the pending trades are noted below.

The current status of settlements is available by clicking here.