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October 25, 2021

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of 6% for annual holidays and 6% for statutory holidays. Vacations with pay: Employee may take up to 3 weeks' annual vacation in any calendar year. Overtime: Time and one-half for work after regular hours; double time after 2 hours of overtime Monday through Fri- day. Time and one-half for first 8 hours of work on Saturday; double time thereafter. Meal allowance: Employer will supply lunch every 4 hours, with no loss of time, if overtime of more than 4 hours is worked. Medical benefits: Union health and welfare plan. Pension: Employer will con- tribute $5.25 per hour to union pension plan for full-time em- ployees; employer will contrib- ute $2.36 per hour to $4.20 per hour for apprentices based on time served. Uniforms/clothing: Protec- tive clothing will be supplied to employees working in confined spaces on mainte- nance and repair jobs where certain conditions exist such as working in tanks or pipe containing chemicals, oils, gases, acids. When required, rubber boots and raincoats, pants and hats will be fur- nished by employer on un- derground sewer and water main work, including piping, carrying gas, oil or other flu- ids and in accordance with WorkSafeBC regulations. Employers will supply weld- er's helmets, leather jackets or arms (when necessary), goggles and gloves. Goggles and gloves will be supplied to fab shop employees. Gloves will be supplied to all em- ployees working with weld- ers. Coveralls and gloves will be supplied to all employees working with fibreglass pipe and materials whether in shop or field construction. Leather aprons will be supplied to fit- ters working with welders in fab shops. Tool allowance: All tools will be supplied by employer for all trades, Mileage: $0.45 per kilometre for work outside 40-kilometre radius of job site. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3.5% increase): Commercial/institutional wage rates General foreperson 120%: $48.86 rising 2 steps to $50.56 Foreperson 115%: $46.83 rising 2 steps to $48.45 Journeyperson 100%: $40.72 rising 2 steps to $42.13 Building trades helper 86.9%: $35.39 rising 2 steps to $36.61 Apprentices: Eighth 6 months 80%: $32.58 rising 2 steps to $33.70 Seventh 6 months 75%: $30.54 rising 2 steps to $31.60 Sixth 6 months 70%: $28.50 ris- ing 2 steps to $29.49 Fifth 6 months 65%: $26.47 ris- ing 2 steps to $27.38 Fourth 6 months 60%: $24.43 rising 2 steps to $25.28 Third 6 months 55%: $22.40 rising 2 steps to $23.17 Second 6 months 50%: $20.36 rising 2 steps to $21.07 First 6 months 45%: $18.32 ris- ing 2 steps to $18.96 Sample rates of pay (current): Pre-apprentice First 6 months: Minimum wage plus 10% Second 6 months: Minimum wage plus 15% Editor's notes: Living-out allowance/daily travel: Where there is no camp accommodation, employee may elect to receive compensation from employer. $150 per day (previously $145 per day) as living-out allowance. Effective May 1, 2022: $155 per day. $67.50 per day (previously $65 per day) as room plus meal allowance. Effective May 1, 2022: $70 per day. 35-day turn-around: For each 35 calendar days on certain projects, employee will receive allowance for turnaround or periodic leave to be provided on use-it-or-lose-it basis. $175 for 250 to 500 kilometres; $275 for 501 to 750 kilometres; $375 for 751 to 1,000 kilometres; $475 for more than 1,000 kilometres. Pre-apprentice: Upon employment of pre-apprentice in industry, employer will pay pre-apprentice initial 1-time sum of $40 and additional $20 per month thereafter that will be deducted and remitted for employee's union dues. Helmets to Hardhats: Employer will contribute $0.01 per hour to Helmets to Hard- hats (H2H) Canada. SAND AND ROCK PRODUCTS Knelsen Sand & Gravel Red Deer, Alta. (10 drivers, production employees) and the Western Canada Employees Association (WCEA) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Aug. 23, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2023. Ratified on Aug. 23, 2021. Signed on Aug. 24, 2021. Wage adjustments: Minimum 1.25% increase to each employees current wage rate Shift premium: $1 per hour for stewards. Paid holidays: 9 days. Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 6% after 5 years, 9% after 12 years. Employer will con- sider vacations at the times requested by the employees subject to business require- ments (preference of vacation time will be given to senior employees). Overtime: Time and one-half for all overtime hours worked. Employees required to oper- ate commercial vehicle will be eligible for overtime for hours worked in excess of 10 hours daily; 50 hours in 1 week, ex- clusive of daily overtime. All other employees will be eligible for overtime for hours worked in excess of 8 hours daily; 44 hours in 1 week, exclusive of daily overtime. Medical benefits: Employer will pay 100% of premiums af- ter probationary period ends. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse (including common- law spouse), child, parent, guardian, sibling, mother-in- law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, any person who lives with employee as member of immediate family). Further time may be given by mutual agreement between employer and employee. Probationary period: 90 cal- endar days. Safety shoes: $190 each year. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will make available, free of charge, all necessary safety equipment as required by cur- rent occupational health and safety legislation excepting articles of personal clothing which are not returnable. Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Mixer driver 4-axle Step 1 (probationary): $26.25 Step 2: $27 Step 3: $27.75 Step 4: $28.75 Mixer driver 5-axle Step 1 (probationary): $26.50 Step 2: $27.25 Step 3: $28 Step 4: $29 Mixer driver 6-axle Step 1 (probationary): $26.75 Step 2: $27.25 Step 3: $28.25 Step 4: $29.25 Pump driver Step 1 (probationary): $27 Step 2: $28 Step 3: $29 Step 4: $30 Batch man Step 1 (probationary): $27.50 Step 2: $28.25 Step 3: $29 Step 4: $30 Quality control technician Step 1 (probationary): $27 Step 2: $28 Step 3: $29 Step 4: $30 Equipment operator Step 1 (probationary): $25 Step 2: $25.75 Step 3: $26.50 Step 4: $27.50 7 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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