ONE TEAM…ONE GOAL
TO MAKE EVERYDAY LIVES BETTER
A union helps neutralize pay discrimination. The most recent reports from the Canadian Labour Congress shows:
- For women in a union, the weekly pay advantage is 35% or $7.10/hour more than non-union women in the workforce.
- Young union workers earn about 27% more with a Union in their workplace.
- Aboriginal workers earned $6.51/ hour more with a Union.
- New Canadians (landed immigrants) earned $3.97 more per hour with a Union in their workplace.
WHAT DO UNIONS LOBBY FOR;
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our Union, Local 1611, through it’s officials and representatives, bargains with employers to reach collective agreements on behalf of our Union members. This bargaining may include the negotiation of wages, holiday entitlement, work practices, dispute procedures, workplace safety, recruitment, disciplinary protocols, health, pension and other benefits. Whether you work in the construction or security sector, Local 1611 is here to represent and protect our members in their place of employment. Everyone deserves to make a “living wage,” which means to earn a wage you can raise a family with.
Do you want to work in a better environment, where your rights are respected?
We help our members build better lives by putting the interests of workers first. Our contractors are industry leaders who work with our membership to provide careers, not just jobs.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
Everyone who works in British Columbia is entitled to join a Union.
Local 1611 is currently looking for pipelayers and grademan with a minimum 5 years of experience to work within British Columbia. Contractors are seeking experienced individuals that are local residents to each project site. Therefore, these are not “camp” or “living out allowance” postings. If you have these specific qualifications, field experience and would be interested in joining Local 1611, please submit your application including your resume.