The Nova Scotia CLRA is the accredited bargaining agent for all unionized contractors in Nova Scotia’s industrial and commercial construction sector. We negotiate with building trade unions on behalf of contractors, establishing collective agreements which apply to all unionized contractors in the sector and we represent unionized contractors on issues which may affect the unionized construction industry.
CLRA is composed of its member companies and a small permanent staff. CLRA is entirely funded by employer contributions and is controlled by its employer members through an elected Board of Directors. All employer members of CLRA bound to any given contract have an opportunity for input into negotiation and ratification of any proposed changes to the collective agreements. Every member of CLRA has access to our labour relations staff who can provide professional assistance on any difficulty or problem relating to the interpretation of CLRA’s collective agreements.