Benefits, wages & pensions

Local 118 negotiates the best possible wages, benefits and pensions for our members during the bargaining process.

All your benefits are outlined in the Collective Agreement. We also have an easy-to-read Pension Plan Booklet, which provides an overview. You can visit our Pension Plan website for more details.

Your benefits and pension are based on the hours you worked. You are eligible for health benefits after you have logged 240 hours of work. Once you have 240 hours, you must let us know by applying for your benefits.

For more information, and to download forms, visit BC Insulators Benefit Plans.

Download our Pension Plan booklet, an easy-to-read overview.

Our Plan Administrator is D.A. Townley & Associates Ltd.
#160 – 4400 Dominion Street
Burnaby, BC V5G 4G3
Phone: 604-299-7482
Toll-free: 1-800-663-1356
Fax: 604-299-8136

Wages as of May 1, 2017

Union Apprentice
Industrial – $18.96 per hour to start
Commercial – $15.67 per hour to start
Union Journeyperson
Industrial – $37.91 per hour
Commercial – $31.33 per hour

Other benefits

Hearing testing — Mobile hearing test provider
First aid training — St. John’s Ambulance
Skill Plan — Provides upgrading of literacy and numeracy skills to unionized BC construction workers.
Insulation Industry Scholarships