CLR-A is an employers' association representing construction companies in collective bargaining with the Building Trades Unions, collective agreement administration, labour law matters, and joint initiatives with other industry stakeholders.  We deliver comprehensive programs to foster safe, healthy and productive workplaces in the construction industry.  We support and invest in Construction Best Practices. 

What's New?

EFFECTIVE April 2nd, 2018, ReMAP update

We are pleased to announce we will be implementing a REMAP site update April 5, 2018.  Please note the site will be closed from April 2-4, 2018, to implement the changes.

While all updates may not be readily apparent nor impact all users, the following is a list of the efficiencies you may experience:

  • Categorizing of trades & sectors:
    • All trades and sectors that have a CLR initiative as a compulsory participation requirement under the collective agreement currently in place with a BTA affiliate union will be categorized as “compulsory”.  We have attached the Compulsory Remittance Requirements form for your reference.
    • All trades and sectors that do not have a CLR initiative written into the collective agreement currently in place, but where CLR is able to extend services where work is performed under an agreement with a BTA affiliate union, will be categorized as voluntary.

  • Amalgamation of remittance forms, there will now be 2 forms:
    • The “Compulsory Remittance” form will include all commercial/institutional/industrial (CII), compulsory maintenance and compulsory UA fab shop hours & fee calculations as required by a collective agreement as well as the CII hours calculations for Non-CLR trades & TIAA.
    • The “Voluntary Remittance” form will include all hours for which a voluntary application is required where participation in a CLR initiative (CEFAP, RSAP/CM or AUDIO) is not a requirement of the collective agreement for bargaining staff, or where an organization is providing coverage for non-bargaining staff.

Should you have any questions, please contact one of our administration team members at either of our CLR offices.

Alberta Chamber of Resources’ White Papers:  Powering Alberta

In early 2016, responding to shifts in societal values at the provincial, national and international levels, the Government of Alberta mandated the elimination of coal-related carbon emissions, effectively setting a course to retirement of the present coal generation capacity by 2030. That capacity is to be replaced by renewable generation plus natural gas generation. This is an ambitious change agenda with considerations of technological change, investment attraction and construction logistics. ACR decided to contribute to the public discourse with strategic perspectives from resource sector companies which include large power consumers as well as large coal, gas and renewable power producers.

The following White Papers are an invitation to all stakeholders to engage in the dialogue – the odds for a successful transition are greatly increased when all the players are contributing expertise, wisdom and commitment at every step.   They are important reading for all Albertans.

Paper #1 | Powering Alberta – Overview

Paper #2 | Maintaining Investor Confidence

Paper #3 | Learning from the Experiences of Other Jurisdictions

Paper #4 | Planning an Orderly Transition

Please click here to download the papers.

 

December 8, 2016

Marijuana and the Safety Sensitive Worker – A Resource For Employers and Employees

Employers struggle with decisions respecting the safe deployment of workers using medically authorized marijuana.  The federal government is now moving towards a model of legalization, regulation and restriction of marijuana use generally in the adult population, and the challenges for employers maintaining safe workplaces is likely to escalate.  But there has not been solid information guiding employers and informing employees in respect to understanding this drug, the effect it may have on the individual worker and in the workplace, particularly with respect to safety sensitive duties, and what type of guidelines should exist in terms of procedure and policy for those individuals using the drug.

Dr. Brendan Adams has exhaustively researched these issues and has drafted a resource paper: “Marijuana and the Safety Sensitive Worker”.  Please find it as well as a useful Q&A, by clicking on the link below. It can also be downloaded in PDF form.

Marijuana and the Safety Sensitive Worker.
PDFs: main document / appendix document

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