Rates & Allowances

Rates & Allowances

January 30th 2017

Notice of Vehicle and Travel Allowance

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 22, 2016

Notice of Adjustment of Vehicle and Travel Allowances

December 3, 2015

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:

CarpentersMechanical Plumbers and Pipefitters
Cement MasonsMillwrights
InsulatorsOperating Engineers
Ironworkers — ReinforcingPlasterers
Ironworkers — StructuralSheet Metal Workers
LabourersSheeters, 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 1st, 2016 to coincide with payroll system adjustments required by changes to taxation and other payroll burdens.

June 3, 2015

One of the outcomes of Framework Bargaining was agreement to participate in funding support for workforce development initiatives. Commencing on the effective date of the 2015-2019 collective agreements for CLR Trade Divisions that participated in Framework Bargaining employers will contribute 2¢ per hour worked to workforce development initiatives. These are important initiatives, enhancing the workforce through transitioning veterans into the trades, and preparing aboriginal youth for apprenticeships. Participation in the funding support for these initiatives will also assist employers in demonstrating workforce development efforts when applying for Labour Market impact Assessments.

The following CLR Trade Divisions Participated in Framework Bargaining:

Bricklayers — RefractoryMechanical Plumbers and Pipefitters
CarpentersMillwrights
Cement MasonsOperating Engineers
InsulatorsPlasterers
Ironworkers — ReinforcingRoofers
Ironworkers — StructuralSheet Metal Workers
LabourersSheeters, Deckers and Cladders

 

December 30th, 2014

Re: Adjustment of Vehicle Allowance. It is our understanding from Framework Bargaining that we intended to use the formula set out in the standard provisions in most of the collective agreements, to determine the vehicle and transportation allowances that will take effect in the first year of our 2015-19 collective agreements.
Adjustment of Vehicle Allowance

December 16th, 2014

Subsequent to a review by the Subsistence Review Committee, the Coordinating Committee of Registered Employers Organizations has endorsed the following changes to the daily subsistence rates for the above noted areas.
Change of Daily Subsistence Rate for the Hanna and Drumheller Areas

December 5th, 2014

Subsequent to a review by the Subsistence Review Committee, the Coordinating Committee of Registered Employers Organizations has endorsed the following change to the daily subsistence rates for the above noted area.
Change of Subsistence Rate for the Whitecourt Area

November 2nd, 2014

In July 2014, all affected organizations were advised that, subject to adoption by the Council and ratification by the membership at the Annual General Meeting on November 6th, 2013, there would be adjustments to CLR dues, and the assessments and fees for certain CLR initiatives. This will confirm that the Council and membership unanimously approved the adjustments.
Confirmation of Changes to Dues and Fees

August 25, 2014

Subsequent to a review by the Subsistence Review Committee, the Coordinating Committee of Registered Employers Organizations has endorsed the following changes to the daily subsistence rates for the Hinton and Medicine Hat areas.
Change of Daily Subsistence Rate for the Hinton and Medicine Hat Areas

July 24, 2014

In a July 15th, 2014 meeting, the Board of Directors of CLR analyzed the revenue and expenditures for the Association, and for the CEFAP, CM/RSAP and Audiometric programs. The deficits experienced since the reduction of dues and fees in July, 2013 are not sustainable. Accordingly, the Board unanimously resolved to increase CLR dues, and the assessments and fees for CLR initiatives.
Notice of Changes to Dues and Fees

May 4, 2014

As a result of the collective agreement formula, the vehicle allowance and transportation allowances established for 2013 will remain unchanged through April 30, 2015.
Notice of Adjustment of Vehicle and Transportation Allowances Applicable to Industrial Work

May 4, 2014

The "fee holiday" from Audiometric Fee remittances will be continued until May, 2014, following which a contribution of $0.01 per hour will become effective.


 

Remittance Forms

We have prepared a Remittance Requirement Breakdown for your convenience.

CLR-A facilitates collection of information utilizing a secure web database called ReMAP. Any company working under an Alberta Unionized Construction Agreement (please click here for listing) simply registers at https://remap.clra.org for access to our simple and secure method of electronic monthly reporting of hours worked. Registered users also have the ability to access their current or archived information at any time by printing or download PDF forms. All you need is an internet connection for access to this valuable tool. Determination of eligibility for CEFAP services is generated monthly to allow our service provider a current and confidential list of participants.

For more information please contact the Calgary office of CLR-A.