Collective Agreements with Abio

The ability to map a complex collective agreement and incorporate it seamlessly into a robust payroll system is one of Abio’s key strengths. Abio has been used to manage union benefits for many different trade unions. A partial list includes:

  • The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP local 707 and local 3000),
  • The Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC),
  • Boilermakers Lodge 359,
  • BC Bricklayers,
  • BC Regional Council of Carpenters,
  • Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Canada (CMAW),
  • BC Ironworkers Local 97,
  • Construction & Specialized Workers Union Local 1611,
  • Millwrights 2736,
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 (IUOE),
  • The United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & PipeFitting Industry of the US & Canada, Local 170 (UA 170),
  • Teamsters Local 213,
  • Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Internation Association (OPCMIA Local 919),
  • Ironworkers Local 805, Local 720, Local 721, Local 805,
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2330 (IBEW),
  • NL BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 203
  • NL BRICKLAYERS LOCAL 1
  • NL CARPENTERS LOCAL 1009
  • NL CARPENTERS LOCAL 579
  • NL ELECTRICIAN LOCAL 2330
  • NL FAB PF LOCAL 740
  • NL HEAT & FROST LOCAL 137
  • NL HOTEL & REST LOCAL 779
  • NL IRONWORKERS LOCAL 764
  • NL LABOURER LOCAL 1208
  • NL MILLWRIGHTS LOCAL 1009
  • NL OPERATORS LOCAL 904
  • NL PAINTERS LOCAL 1984
  • NL PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 740
  • NL SHEET METAL LOCAL 512
  • NL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 855
  • SK CARPENTERS 1985
  • PLUMBERS 170
  • PLUMBERS 324
  • SK IRONWORKERS 771
  • SK LABOURERS 890
  • SK LABOURERS
  • SK MILLWRIGHTS LOCAL 1021
  • SK MSI P2S MAINTENANCE
  • SK OPERATING ENGIN 870
  • SK PAINTERS 739
  • SK PIPEFITTERS 179
  • SK STRUCTURAL IRON WORKER
  • UA 663 TECH 5
  • UA LOCAL 46
  • UA LOCAL 67
  • Alberta Local 1325/2103
  • BC Carpenters Local 1598
  • AB Insulators Local 110
  • Alberta Local 1325/2103
  • SK Local 1985 Carpenters
  • CSEW
  • BOILERMAKERS 359
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 213, 230, and 993
  • PIPEFITTERS 170
  • PIPEFITTERS 324

In this lesson, we’ll walk you through setting up the union benefits that comprise the collective agreement. After that, we’ll reference them in a way that allows Abio to automatically generate invoices for union remittances.

Next, we’ll show you how to define the wage schedule as prescribed in the collective agreement for each occupation in each union.

You can set wage premiums for extra duties, such as First Aid attendants and Shop Stewards. You can also vary the amount of a premium on an employee by employee basis. Premiums for special skills and certifications, such as welding chrome or alloys can be defined. Extra hourly amounts can be paid for work done on night shifts. And, you have the ability to award different shift premiums at each level for a trade, from apprentice levels to Journeyman, Foreman, and General Foreman.