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September 20, 2021

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EDUCATION School District No. 39 (Vancouver) Vancouver (1,320 educational, support employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 15 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Signed on April 28, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2019: 2% Effective July 1, 2020: 2% Effective July 1, 2021: 2% Shift premium: 5% if shift begins at 6 a.m. or earlier or ends at 7 p.m. or later; 6 3/4% if shift begins at 4:30 a.m. or earlier or ends at 10:30 p.m. or later; 9% if shift begins at 3 a.m. or earlier or ends at 10 p.m. or later. $57.92 biweekly or $125.93 monthly for employees who obtain occupational first aid level 1 certificate; $6.08 per diem for employee who use valid occupational first aid level 1 certificate for not less than 2 hours per day; $79.27 biweekly or $172.32 monthly for employ- ees who obtain occupational first aid level 2 certificate; $8.32 per diem for employee who uses valid occupational first aid level 2 certificate for not less than 2 hours per day. $40 for pe- riod duties performed (ostomy care, gastrotomy care, clean catheterization, seizure man- agement) for employees who are assigned to student with health-care procedures stipu- lated in child's care plan, and are required to perform duties on fixed or as required schedule each day. Paid holidays: 12 days. Vacations with pay: 15 days or 6% after 1 year, 20 days or 8% after 7 years, 25 days or 10% after 15 years, 30 days or 12% after 20 years, 31 days or 12.4% after 25 years, 32 days or 12.8% after 26 years, 33 days or 13.2% after 27 years, 34 days or 13.6% after 28 years, 35 days or 14% after 29 years. Employee entitled to 20, 25, 30 days or more will be permitted to ac- cumulate carry-over, maximum 20 working days, provided that no employee may take less than 15 days in any 1 year. 5 extra days of supplementary vacation upon commencing eleventh, sixteenth, twenty-first, twenty- sixth, thirty-first, thirty-sixth, forty-first or forty-sixth year of service (employees will have option of taking pay in lieu of supplementary vacation). Overtime: Paid at double time. May be taken as compensating time off in lieu and employee will be paid in cash for overtime in November of year in which it was earned. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Medical Services Plan of B.C. Employer pays 100% of premi- ums for Pacific Blue Cross ex- tended health benefits plan. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Coverage of 85% for basic dental services; 75% of prosthetics, crowns and bridges; 70% for orthodontics, lifetime limit of $6,000 per person. Vision: $500 payable every 24 months. Paramedical: $200 every 12 months for clinical psycholo- gist. Sick leave: 20 days per year, may be accumulated, maximum 261 working days. Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $100,000. Pension: BC Municipal Pen- sion Plan. Employer will contribute 2%, employee will contribute 2% into trust fund as deferred savings. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of family member (spouse, common-law spouse, child, ward, brother, sister, parent, parent-in-law, guard- ian, grandparent, grandchild, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandparent-in-law, stepbroth- er, stepsister, stepmother, step- father, brother-in-law, sister-in- law, other persons, if resident in employee's household, when employee is required to attend to affairs of deceased). 2 addi- tional days travel outside Lower Mainland of British Columbia (within Metro Vancouver Re- gional District, Fraser Valley Regional District west of Hope, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District south of Whistler and Sunshine Coast Regional Dis- trict). 4 hours (1 half-day) to attend funeral as pallbearer or mourner. Seniority – recall rights: 2 years after layoffs; 15 months after employee is seconded to another position outside bar- gaining unit. Call-in pay: Pay for all hours worked plus 1 hour's allowance for travelling to and from home, minimum of 2 hours' pay at double time (overtime may be taken as compensating time off at employee's option). Probationary period: 16 work- ing weeks of service. Severance: 5% of 1 year's salary for each year of service, or ma- jor portion thereof, maximum 1 year's salary. When employee is prevented from obtaining suit- able assignment from bump- ing or during recall because of unique specialization of skills, employee will have out- placement/career counselling services made available to them, maximum $1,000. Safety shoes: Employer will provide $125 — payable in September each year — to all employees required by Work- SafeBC to wear safety footwear. Uniforms/clothing: Special apparel will be provided by employer for all employees au- thorized by employer to wear special apparel (employer will supply, launder, repair special apparel without any cost to em- ployee). Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Classification Alternative program worker: $28.75 Computer programmer: $32.80 Indigenous education enhance- ment worker: $33.20 Home and school worker: $33.87 Neighborhood assistant: $27.70 Network support specialist: $32.80 Orientation and mobility/life skills: $35.84 Probation assistant: $33.87 Program analyst: $34.91 Special education assistant: $28.74 Systems analyst: $37.80 Youth and family worker 1: $33.87 Youth and family worker 2: $34.81 Job bands Office support A: $22.52 Office support B: $25.90 Office support C: $29.68 Office support D: $31.72 School support A: $28.49 School support B: $33.26 Information technology sup- port A: $30.23 Information technology sup- port B: $33.32 Information technology sup- port C: $36.52 Technical and resource support A: $25.41 Technical and resource support B: $27.97 Technical and resource support C: $31.69 Technical and resource support D: $35.85 Technical and resource support E: $40.60 Student worker: $15.50 (plus 14% in lieu of benefits) Editor's notes: Retirement seminar: Employer will provide for annual retirement seminar — of at least 1 day's duration — for all employees eligible to retire during calendar year. Retirement bonus: During year of retirement, employee will be entitled to full vacation provisions which employee would earn for year in which retirement happens and portion of period over and above pro rata provision will be regarded as retirement bonus. Standby: 1 hour of pay at straight-time for each 8-hour period or less on weekday evenings regardless of whether any calls are received; 2 hours of pay at straight-time for each 6-hour period of standby time or less on weekends regardless of whether any calls are received. Hearing aids: $1,500 every 36 months ($400 every 60 months for children). Medical certificate: Whenever employer requires employee to have medical certificate or to have board employee health form completed, employer will reimburse employee for cost incurred, maximum $35. 7 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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