Knowing your Collective Bargaining Agreement.
There are many agreements governing different sectors, job sites, and types of work in Alberta. In the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers, we deal with over 100 different CBAs through four different bargaining agents – Locals 2010, 2103, 1325, and Millwrights Local 1460. The regional council itself also holds certificates in some instances.
Most general construction work falls under one general agreement for each trade, negotiated through Construction Labour Relations Alberta.
The General Construction (Carpenters) CBA is here: CARP – 2015 – 2019 Collective Agreement 2018-05-06
The General Construction (Millwrights) CBA is here: MW – 2015-2019 Collective Agreement – 2017-11-05
Maintenance agreements work differently, and some, such as the General Presidents’ Maintenance Committee for Canada (GPMC), are negotiated on a national level, where the United Brotherhood of Carpenters organization may only have one representative.
To see which jobsites and work scopes are under the GPMC, click here.
The National Maintenance Council for Canada (NMA) Agreement is here. nma-alberta-province-wide-2017-19
Please be sure to check out the various addendum to the agreement.