Edmonton Main Office 780-452-7080
Refrigeration Rep: Brian Hearn (Edmonton) 780-288-6505 (Calgary) 403-875-7224 - Email: email@example.com
Refrigeration Health & Welfare Trustees: Click here for the results of the recent mail-out ballot.Thanks to all membes who returned their ballots!
Edmonton Pipe Industry Benefit Plan: Click here to see a comparison chart for the Edmonton Pipe Industry Benefits Plan vs. the Alberta Refrigeration Industry Plan
Click Here for information regarding the upcoming Refrigeration meetings. Please plan to attend!
March 2013 RefrigerationSector Report:
With the arrival of spring and the month of March which most understand is notoriously slow in our industry, a little patience is most likely in order when it comes to hours worked until the startup season.
I would like to welcome eight new brothers to local 488 who are employed by Trane Northwest in Edmonton. I hope all members that meet these new brothers at the wholesalers or job sites will welcome them. I would also like to thank Michael Thorpe, Service Manager for the Edmonton branch and all his staff for his patience and help during the transition period.
The wage increases for 2013 as per the collective agreement follows the CPI calculated in January 2013 which came out to 0.0%. This brought into play the minimum of 2% calculated on the total package for a journeyman the following is a break down: $1.14 with $.57 for the May 5, 2013 increase and $.57 for the November 04, 2013 increase.
At the refrigeration meetings that where held in Edmonton and Calgary earlier this year, it was asked of the members that attended where they felt the May 04, 2013 increase should be allocated. Brother Larry Matychuk recommended that the first increment be put towards wages only and the November raise be voted on by mail out ballot. The members agreed to allow input from the local and membership, after refrigeration meetings in the future.
In closing, the new wage page is posted on the Local 488 web site and we will also be looking for input for the November allocation.