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October 25, 2021

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Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage in VFIS accident and sickness program. AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $125,000. $2,000 top-up to any volunteer firefighter diagnosed with cancer. Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $125,000. $2,000 top-up to any volunteer firefighter diag- nosed with cancer. Call-in pay: Minimum 1 hour's pay for responding to station, on apparatus, directly to emer- gency scene or standing by at station. Probationary period: 12 cal- endar months with evaluation every 3 months. Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years for warnings or suspen- sions. Safety shoes: Each firefighter and officer receive safety foot- wear, as determined by city, which is replaced every 5 years. Uniforms/clothing: Proba- tionary firefighters receive 2 fatigue pants, 5 T-shirts, and 1 belt. Upon graduation from volunteer recruit training, 2 fatigue pants, 1 long-sleeve fatigue shirt, 1 short-sleeve fa- tigue shirt, 1 parka, 1 dress cap, 2 breast badges, 1 cap badge, 1 baseball cap, 1 toque, and a pho- to ID. Firefighters who achieve rank of first-class receive 1 dress tunic, 1 dress pant, 1 dress shirt, 1 job shirt and 1 tie. Firefight- ers who become officer receive 1 dress shirt, 3 breast badges, 4 sets of epaulets, 1 officer cap badge, 1 silver strap for dress cap 1 set of collar dogs and updated photo ID. Those who successfully pass and qualify for promotion to captain receive 1 acting captain name tag and 2 sets of epaulets. Clothing will be replaced on item-for-item basis when worn or damaged. Fire- fighter who completes 10 years of service will be given their hel- met upon retirement. Employer will provide each volunteer fire- fighter with personal protective equipment in accordance with Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3.2% increase): Probation: $20.31 rising 2 steps to $20.97 Fourth-class: $21.58 rising 2 steps to $22.28 Third-class: $22.85 rising 2 steps to $23.59 Second-class: $24.12 rising 2 steps to $24.90 First-class: $25.39 rising 2 steps to $26.21 Captain: $29.20 rising 2 steps to $30.14 Training captain: $30.47 rising 2 steps to $31.46 Station captain: $31.74 rising 2 steps to $32.77 Editor's notes: Minimum staffing: Employer will maintain minimum of 25 volunteer firefighters, except at stations where there exists single firefighting apparatus, where minimum staffing level will be 15. Performance pay: When volunteer firefight- er's attendance at regular scheduled training exceeds certain percentage, 1-time payment will be made for that calendar year: $100 for 70%; $200 for 80%; $350 for 81% and up. When attendance at alarms exceeds following percentages, 1-time payment for that calendar year: $200 for 50%; $250 for 75%; $400 for 76% and up. Driver's license: All firefighters will obtain minimum driver's license classification of DZ prior to end of probationary period. Employer will provide licence training or employer will contribute to cost of Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) approved training course, maximum of $1,000 (employer will pay for initial medical to meet MTO requirements). Employer will reimburse maximum $125 for subsequent medical costs as- sociated with maintaining DZ licence as required by MTO. Training expenses: Out-of-pocket expenses — which occur outside municipal boundary of City of Hamilton — will be covered by employer: $10 per day, maximum $30 per week. Education fund: Employer will contribute $0.20 per hour for all hours paid to CLAC Education and Assistance fund for employee training and maintenance. ELECTRICAL-MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR Basilian Industrial Services Sherwood Park, Alta. (120 construction employees) and the Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63 Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2023. Signed on June 28, 2021. Shift premium: 6% of compul- sory trade journeyman rate for lead-hands. 14% of compulsory trade journeyman rate for fore- man. 25% of compulsory trade journeyman rate for general foreman. $2.25 per hour (major- ity of shift hours between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.) for night shift. $1 per hour (2 Alberta or Red Seal JM tickets in applicable trades) for dual ticket. $5 per hour for all hours worked using specialty alloys for alloy welder. $0.20 per 10 tonnes over 66 tonnes as crane premium. $1 per hour for steward. $1.25 per hour for steward w/ toolbox 1. $1.50 per hour for steward w/ toolbox 2. $2 per hour for steward w/ tool- box 3. $2.25 per hour for chief steward w/ TB1. $2.50 per hour for chief steward w/ TB2. $3 per hour for chief steward w/ TB3. Paid holidays: Employees will be paid 4% of base wage rate for all hours worked as holiday pay in lieu of following general holidays: New Year's Day, Fam- ily Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, August civic holiday, Labour Day, Thanks- giving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, any further days proclaimed by pro- vincial government. Vacations with pay: 6% of base wage rate for all hours worked as vacation pay. Employer will consider vacations at times requested, subject to business requirements; requests will not be unreasonably denied. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 8 regular straight-time hours per day and 40 regular straight- time hours per week. Time and one-half for all hours worked on regularly scheduled day off. Meal allowance: One half-hour paid meal period and 1 meal will be provided by employer for employees who work beyond 12 hours in 1 day. Medical benefits: Employer will contribute $2.08 per hour to CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Dental: Coverage of 100%, maximum $2,000 per person per year, for basic services; 50%, maximum $2,000 per person per year, for major services; 50%, maximum $3,000 lifetime maxi- mum per child younger than 19, for orthodontic. Vision: Coverage of $300 per year for younger than 21; $300 every 2 years for 21 and older. Paramedical: $50 per visit, doc- tor's referral required, for mas- sage therapy. STD: Coverage of 60% of weekly basic earnings, maximum $600 per week, payable after first day of accident or hospitalization < from pg. 1 Training expenses: Out-of-pocket expenses will be covered by employer: $10 per day, maximum $30 per week. 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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