Managing today's employment needs can be challenging

The demands of an ever-changing workload can be challenging. When you’re busiest is when you’re faced with the added hassle of finding good skilled workers to help you complete your projects. It takes time you don’t have and a considerable amount of resources to recruit, screen and train new people.

CMAW can help you ensure you have the skilled and dedicated workforce you need, at the right time. As a CMAW affiliate, you’ll enjoy the benefit of being able to access the thousands of skilled tradespeople that make up CMAW’s membership.

What are the benefits of teaming with CMAW?

1. MODERN LABOUR AGREEMENTS

CMAW has a number of options available for Contractors and Owners. These include “off the shelf” agreements or agreements specifically tailored to meet your particular needs.

  1. Standard Collective Agreement: This is a negotiated agreement between the contractor and CMAW, on behalf of the employees in the bargaining group. 
    This agreement will be based on contracts that CMAW has with other contractors in similar industries and markets.
  2. Project Specific Agreements: These agreements are developed on a project by project basis. They govern wages, benefits and working conditions that are in place until the completion of a specific  project.
  3. All Employee Agreements: a “wall to wall” contract for all employees on your project.

Click here to see the various wage schedules and collective agreements.

2. FLEXIBILITY OF JURISDICTION

Many contractors are concerned with how traditional jurisdictional issues between crafts can affect productivity.

CMAW’s All Employee Agreements can mitigate these issues and help keep your project on schedule by providing a single contract covering all work to be performed on the project.

3. MANPOWER AVAILABILITY

CMAW’s Local Unions maintain lists of skilled workers who are available for immediate dispatch to your job sites throughout the Western Canada.

4. TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIP

CMAW’s Local Unions consistently run training courses to make sure our members are job ready.

Our full-time trainer leads courses in Rigging/Signaling, Forklift and Aerial Work Platform operation, Fall Arrest and Confined Space Entry and we have online portals for CSTS and WHMIS.

We help provide Journeyperson refresher courses and upgrading to ensure our tradespeople are at the top of their craft.

By indenturing our Apprentices, tracking their hours and providing training bursaries, we are ensuring that we train and retain new tradespeople who can carry on our tradition of skilled work.

5. SAFETY

In the modern construction environment, safety is first and foremost. That’s where mentorship and training show their true value. The safety skills and awareness provided to our members through our training, paired with the decades of on the job experience of our members, will keep your job productive and free of safety incidents.

6. PORTABILITY OF EMPLOYEES

Any CMAW members dispatched to a particular project can be transferred to project sites around Western Canada. If you require more labour on a project, you contact the CMAW Local with your dispatch request.

7. SPECIALTY TRADES

Although the bulk of our members are Carpenters and Scaffolders, we can provide tradespeople from a variety of disciplines to any construction project. CMAW has members employed as Millwrights, welders, pipefitters, ironworkers and electricians on various projects throughout Western Canada.

8. PENSION PLAN AND HEALTH COVERAGE

Upon signing an agreement, all of your current employees will be enrolled in the Pension and Benefit Plans. CMAW members can participate in one of two excellent and comprehensive Pension Plans depending on provisions in their collective agreement and specific needs. For details of these plans go to www.cmaw.ca/members-info/pension.

CMAW members can also enjoy the security of one of a number of Health and Welfare Benefit Plans, depending on their collective agreement and requirements. For details go to www.cmaw.ca/members-info/benefits


Want to find out more......pick up the phone and call us!

We would welcome the opportunity to provide additional information and answer any questions you may have.

We firmly believe that a partnership between your firm and CMAW can help you meet your needs while maintaining a competitive place in the construction industry. Our goal is to provide good jobs and stable employment for our membership.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact:

Chris Wasilenchuk, President
604-437-0471 office
778-829-9744 cell
cwasilenchuk@cmaw.ca