Construction union wage rate goes unchanged

Composite index up 1 per cent compared to last fall
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 10/24/2013

The country’s construction union wage rate went unchanged in September, according to a Statistics Canada report released today.

The composite index also remained the same compared to August. When weighted against September 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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