NAC employees in Morriston, Ont., secure new contract

Wage, benefits gains part of new deal: CLAC
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/23/2019
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NAC employees have been represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 52, for more than 25 years. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Employees of North America Construction (NAC) in Morriston, Ont., voted almost 80 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement providing them with increases to wages, pension, a leave-of-absence (LOA) allowance and employer payments toward the cost of benefits plan.

“The heavy civil-construction sector is getting increasingly competitive,” said J. D. Alkema, CLAC regional director for the GTA. “During negotiations, we were able to secure proper compensation for our members while balancing the employer’s need to be competitive.”

NAC employees have been represented by Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 52, for more than 25 years. The company employs about 100 union members in a variety of trades, said CLAC.

The new contract includes wage increases of seven per cent over three years. Employer and employee contributions to the pension plan will increase by one per cent each for a total of 12 per cent contributed to each employee’s pension plan. In addition, LOA was increased by $5 per day, said the union.

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