December construction union wage rate index unchanged: StatsCan

Composite index increased 1.6 per cent over the year
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/19/2012

Canada’s Construction Union Wage Rate Index remained unchanged in December 2011 compared with November, according to Statistics Canada. This is the fourth month in a row the rate has remained unchanged.

December’s composite index increased by 1.6 per cent compared with December 2010.

In October 2011, the most recent month for which numbers are available, the average hourly wage rate for construction workers was $27.23, according to Statistics Canada. Last month’s average hourly wage rate was $26.83.

The Construction Union Wage Rate Index series measures monthly changes over time in the collective agreement hourly rates, where they exist, for 16 trades engaged in building construction in 22 metropolitan areas.

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