Construction union wage rate goes unchanged in August

Composite index up 1 per cent from last year
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 09/26/2013

The country’s construction union wage rate index did not change in August, according to a Statistics Canada report released today.

The composite index also went unchanged compared to July. When weighted against August of last year, the composite index  increased by one per cent.

In October 2012, the most recent month for which data is available, a construction worker’s average hourly wage rate (excluding overtime) was $27.79. The month before that, the average hourly wage rate was $27.57 (revised from original Statistics Canada publication).

That includes construction jobs such as carpenters, crane operators, electricians, bricklayers, painters, roofers and truck drivers, among others.

StatsCan’s construction union wage rate index tracks monthly changes in the collective agreement hourly wage rates for 16 trades in the building construction industry in 22 metropolitan areas.

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