PWU members are referred to Inergi through the Joint Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW)/PWU Dispatch for all trades and non-trades work. Certified and Uncertified Civil Trades workers are referred from the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) through the PWU.
Non-trades members working at Inergi are referred to work under the Supplementary Employees Referral Program (SERP). Members referred to work under SERP include information technology, logistical, clerical and administrative positions. Members working as part of the SERP are not eligible for travel or room and board allowance when working away from their homes unless the Employer transfers them.
PWU and CUSW members have $3 per earned hour remitted to the retirement plan and $3 per earned hour remitted to the benefit plan. LiUNA members have their health benefits and retirement deductions sent to their Local Union for deposit into their plans.
While working under the PWU/Inergi Appendix A, LIUNA members are represented by the PWU as PWU members.
LiUNA and PWU members working under Appendix A of the PWU/Inergi Collective Agreement are eligible for travel allowances when their regular residence is greater than 40 kilometres from the work location. When a member’s regular residence is greater than 97 kilometres from the site, room and board allowance may be paid, subject to proving a financial commitment to the regular residence (e.g., property tax bill, mortgage statement, rental agreement, landlord’s statement or a current utility bill).