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Off the Cluff: B.C. 2019 Construction Wage Trends (with Chris Gardner)

Good news and bad news for construction workers

Yesterday, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has released its annual Wage and Benefit survey, tracking trends in the construction industry.

It has both good and bad news.

The good news: construction workers can expect an average 5.1% pay bump this year, and another 5.3% next year.

But in bad news, a majority of construction companies think the BC Government is headed in the wrong direction when it comes to managing the economy. Only 8% of companies believe the NDP is on the right track; 51% say they’re on the wrong track.

Chris Gardner is the President of ICBA, and joined Rick in studio to break down the numbers.

Rick Cluff is an award-winning journalist who hosted the popular CBC Radio Vancouver morning program “The Early Edition” from 1997 until his retirement in April of 2018.

He has conducted more than 50,000 interviews and asked more than half a million questions, of prime ministers, premiers, presidents and some of the world’s biggest sports and entertainment personalities.