If you go to the "final" link at the top of the top of the page you just posted, you will be able to see the regulation in its entirety. (Looks to me like no amendment was passed re: wages).
I'm not sure if the C-10 holders will be required to take the test, at the last I heard, it had been undetermined. (but they very well may be, in which case a C-10 not passing the cert would be able to contract for a job, but unable to perform the work personally).
The fight over this program is the reason that it's taken so long to go into effect. Both the Union and the non-union lobbyists have used massive propaganda campaigns to one-up the other. (Heck, Nick & I get along pretty well, he's union, I'm not).
I think the outcome is fair and equitable. The reg states (Section 3099 [e])"There shall be no discrimination for or against any person based on membership or nonmembership in a union".
Also, the term "electrician" applies to those engage in the "connection
" of electrical devices. By (solely) my interpretation this would not apply to employees running conduit, pulling wire, etc.
The benefits of not having a "3 day wonder" contractor hiring a 2year experienced "foreman" and turning him/her loose on a job with a crew of greener-than-grass 3 month "journeymen" on a job far outweigh any disagreements I have with the regulation. Up until now, you could be anything you said you were just by saying it.