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January 18, 2021

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phase 8/warehouse technician phase 6/mine operator phase 6/maintenance services opera- tor 52 months/tire specialist 48 months/lube specialist 48 months/field labourer 48 months: $60.99 rising 3 steps to $66.81 Extraction operator/plant support equipment operator/ upgrading operator/energy and utilities operator phase 3 extraction fine-tailings opera- tor phase 5/laboratory tech. phase 7/warehouse technician phase 5/mine operator phase 5/maintenance services opera- tor 40 months/tire specialist 24 months/lube specialist 24 months/field labourer 24 months: $59.21 rising 3 steps to $64.86 Apprentice 4/plant support equipment operator/upgrad- ing operator/extraction opera- tor/extraction fine-tailings operator phase 4/warehouse technician phase 4/laboratory tech. phase 6/tire specialist start/lube specialist start/field labourer start: $57.35 rising 3 steps to $62.82 Extraction operator phase 2/plant support equipment operator/upgrading opera- tor/energy and utilities op- erator phase 2/extraction fine-tailings operator phase 3/laboratory tech. phase 5/ warehouse technician phase 3/ maintenance services opera- tor 25 months/mine operator phase 4: $55.56 rising 3 steps to $60.86 Upgrading operator/plant support equipment operator/ extraction operator/energy and utilities operator phase 1/laboratory tech. phase 4/ warehouse technician phase 2/maintenance services op- erator 15 months/mine op- erator phase 3/steam bay 12 months: $53.71 rising 3 steps to $58.84 Editor's notes: Firefighting: If employee is recruited for fighting forest fires, amount will be paid by employer which, when added to firefighting pay received from government, equals employee's normal salary. Apprentices: Apprentices while at school will receive normal rate of pay and will reimburse employer with any government training allowance received, exclud- ing living away portion of allowance. When required to attend school out of town, apprentices will be reimbursed maximum $225 per week. PEL fund: Employer will remit $0.05 for each full-time employee's regular hours of work to paid education leave fund. Community fund: Employer will remit $0.03 for each full-time employee's regular hours of work to Unifor's Cana- dian Community Fund. RAIL TRANSPORTATION Essex Terminal Railway Company Multiprovince (14 warehousemen) and Teamsters, Local 879 Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec, 31, 2021. Signed on April 4, 2019. Shift premium: $5 per hour (previously $1 per hour) for lead-hands. $0.20 per hour for all regularly assigned work between noon and 7:59 p.m. $0.30 per hour for all regularly assigned work between 8 p.m. and 3:59 a.m. Paid holidays: 9 days, plus em- ployee's birthday and 1 floater day Vacations with pay: 1 hour for every 25 hours worked, maximum 80 hours, or 4% after 1 year, 1 hour for every 16.67 hours worked, maximum 120 hours, or 6% after 5 years, 1 hour for every 12.5 hours worked, maximum 160 hours, or 8% after 10 years, 1 hour for every 10 hours worked, maxi- mum 200 hours, or 10% after 19 years, 1 hour for every 8 hours worked, maximum 240 hours, or 10% after 28 years. Overtime: Paid at time and one-half for all work after 8 hours in 1 day or 40 hours in 1 week. Time and one-half for all work on Saturday or Sunday. Time may be banked with no maximum cap. Hours may be taken as lieu time or paid out at later date. Lieu time maximum is 40 overtime hours. Banked hours will be paid out by last pay of year. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums for 80%, 20% co-pay plan which includes checkups, cleaning, fillings, extractions, X-rays, root canals, periodon- tal, endodontic services, maxi- mum $1,200 per family mem- ber per year. Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $225 per eligible family member ev- ery 2 years. Benefit may be used for eye exams. Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 1/4/26 plan. AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $30,000. Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $30,000. Pension: All employees will be required to join and contribute to pension plan. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of spouse, common-law partner, child, parent, brother, sister, stepparent, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, fath- er-in-law, mother-in-law. 1 day for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law. Seniority – recall rights: 6 months for employees pro- moted to supervisory position or position not subject to agreement. 24 consecutive months after layoff or where employee has been unable to attend work. Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours' pay at time and one-half. Probationary period: Em- ployee will be placed on pro- bationary list after working 8 hours in any 1 workweek. Employee will be placed on seniority list once employee has worked 120 days within 35 consecutive weeks. Proba- tionary employees will be paid probationary rate for first 30 consecutive days worked after which employees will be paid full rate for remainder of 120- day probationary period. Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years for disciplinary measures, all infractions of rules and regu- lations. Severance: 60 days of pay for employee laid off due to com- plete closure. Uniforms/clothing: $225 (previously $200) for protective clothing (payable on first week of February each year); $200 pro-rated for employees who gain seniority after first week of February. Employer will provide rainwear, any other safety or protective wear required. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase): Warehousemen Hired prior to 2009 or after achieving 10 years of seniority: $23.25 OT top-up: $0.70 per hour ris- ing 2 steps to $0.73 per hour Lump-sum payment: $4,300 Hired after 2008 with less than 5 years of seniority: $20.24 ris- ing 2 steps to $21.48 Hired after 2008 and after achieving 5 years of seniority: $21.24 rising 2 steps to $22.48 Probationary: $15.10 rising 2 steps to $16.02 Editor's notes: Medical examinations: 2 hours of pay (plus minimum 24 hours of notice) for employer-requested medical examination taken after working hours. Bonding: Should employer require employee to give bond, premium involved will be paid by employer. Retiring allowance: Employees retiring after 10 years of cumulative service will receive $1,000 at time of retirement; $2,000 for employees 63 to 65 years old who retire with pension after 15 years of service. 7 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2021

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