Matcon employees in Langley, B.C., ratify 3-year deal

Wage, benefit increases in new contract: CLAC
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/29/2019
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Matcon does site preparation, land remediation, heavy road construction, and underground utility installations. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Employees of Matcon Civil Constructors in Langley, B.C., voted 73 per cent in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement providing them with wage increases and other improvements.

The 98 employees include heavy-equipment operators, gradepersons, pipe layers and labourers. They have been represented by Construction and Allied Workers Union, CLAC Local 68, since 1996, said the union.

The new agreement provides employees with wage increases of 6.5 per cent over three years. Those who work a single midweek night shift will be paid double wages plus their night-shift premium. The boot allowance was increased by $50 to $300. Employer payments toward the cost of the benefits plan will increase almost eight per cent to $1.78 per hour and the employer will also cover the cost of road tolls if the B.C. government introduces them, said CLAC.

Matcon does site preparation, land remediation, heavy road construction, and underground utility installations. Recent projects include the Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, Eagle Mountain residential development and Tsawwassen Shores Residential Community.

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