CLR Construction Labour Relations Association of Saskatchewan Inc. was formed in 1993 to effectively represent contractors working in Saskatchewan on a union-only basis.
At that time, the only labour relations organization unionized contractors could join was an organization with a membership made up mainly of contractors that worked on a non-union basis. CLR offered unionized contractors the opportunity to effectively manage labour relations in the unionized construction sector.
In, 1993, CLR was designated as the exclusive bargaining agent for unionized contractors in 16 trade divisions within the Province of Saskatchewan. With this designation, CLR became responsible for negotiations on behalf of all unionized contractors.
Since the 1993 designation, CLR has carried out its mandate as the employer representative in labour relations in both bargaining and contract administration and industry development.
CLR works on behalf of its members and the unionized industry to develop a new approach to labour relations.
CLR continues to add new contractors to its membership as the importance of an organization representing the unionized industry gains wider acceptance.