Not Your Traditional Union
Unions have been slow to re-invent themselves to reflect today's worker, and today's economy.
CWU believes that employees and employers should should work together to accomplish mutual goals and that the workplace encourages opportunity for input and feedback. Employees and their managers should be partners in providing high-quality work with a commitment to safety, creativity, and innovation. We also believe that this all can be accomplished without sacrificing the advancement of the employees' interests. We foster open dialogue between all parties and seek to find creative solutions to issues prior to having them become unhealthy or unproductive.
What We Believe
Strength and opportunity are found in cooperation.
The CWU takes pride in supporting and encouraging strong relationships between labour and management. Nowhere is this more true than in the construction sector where job opportunities are gained or lost on the basis of safety, productivity, and inefficiencies. Employees want to get along with all levels of management but they also want strong union representation that will advance their earning potential and opportunity for long-term employment in the industry. We believe that employees, employer, and union, all have a stake in the success of an enterprise and we're here to help build on this success.
We see every group of members and company they work within as unique. This means that every agreement is negotiated with the entire enterprise in mind.
We work hard to ensure that members receive competitive compensation packages while their employers can be successful in landing the next job. This balance is critical in providing job security in a competitive industry.
Extended Health Benefits
Health expenses can really add up when you don't have coverage through a benefit plan. CWU negotiates a health & welfare plan to ensure you and your family are protected. Read more
Health Spending Account (HSA)
A Health Spending Account (HSA) is a group benefit that reimburses you for a wide range of health-related expenses, over and above regular benefit plans. Read more
Employee Assistance Programs
The CWU EAP is a part of your benefit program and gives you access to free, confidential counselling services on a wide range of potential issues or challenges. Read more
Retirement Savings Program
We negotiate contributions into a retirement program that allows you to manage and grow your retirement dollars on your terms. Read more
The CWU’s Education and Training Program provides services to help guide and support members in their careers. Read more
Our dynamic web portal instantly connects members to employers who have the necessary skills and qualifications for a project. Read more
PROUDLY SERVING WESTERN CANADA
2020 Abbotsford Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6X8
PO Box 84155
Calgary, AB T3A 5C4