Currently, the CLRA has 65 participating members, as well as many other unionized contractors who work in this industry. Membership in the CLRA is voluntary, and services are provided to members as well as independent contractors. CLRA members, however, are eligible for election to the Association’s governing bodies including the Board of Directors, Executive, and trade sectors providing them with the opportunity of participating in Association policymaking and industry negotiations.
The CLRA maintains a 20-person Board of Directors which includes a 5-person Executive, and is a registered Association in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The diversity and calibre of our Board of Directors allows the CLRA to offer hundreds of years of expertise and experience to our members. Our affiliation with the National Construction Labour Relations Association (NCLRA) and with other provincial CLRA Associations gives us access to, and participation in, industry wide research and adds further experience and value to our Association.
The CLRA is committed to providing assistance and value to our members and representative companies.
Thus helping to keep the industry and the Province in a competitive position to acquire maximum work, guaranteed for a long period of time, and sending the message to the rest of the world that Newfoundland and Labrador is the place to do work.
The negotiation and administration of 16 provincial construction collective agreements with each individual building trade union, as well as maintaining an excellent working relationship with the Newfoundland and Labrador Building and Construction Trade Council (NLBCTC) based on mutual respect and partnership (see attached list of 16 Provincial Collective Agreements).
The negotiation and administration of project labour agreements, which may require specific flexibility to respond to the nature of the project, and acceptable to the owner/employer, who always have the final say in what is or what is not acceptable.
Training to be a value added initiative. Having a highly trained work force to meet industry demands is of major importance. CLRA believes that providing training opportunities to its members, to enhance and develop their job skills is not only in the best interest of the construction industry, but also in the best interests of the Province. Creating a skilled, highly qualified work force that is able to deal with the industry’s ever changing needs will create a stable construction industry by helping to reduce / eliminate issues and grievances, while promoting and increasing productivity.
CLRA believes that ensuring labour stability in this industry is a combination of having a stable supply of workers trained with all of the necessary skill sets to do the job, promoting labour peace and productivity. CLRA’s goal is to create an environment of work in this Province that provides all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with guaranteed work for a very long period of time, and responds to the needs of employers, employees, the Province and all stakeholders.
CLRA Collective Agreements Listing – 16 Unions: