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June 10, 2019

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7 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS TRANSPORTATION Tandet Logistics Sarnia, Ont. (14 drivers) and Teamsters Canada, Local 879 Renewal agreement: Effective May 25, 2018, to May 24, 2023. Signed on Oct. 16, 2018. Shift premium: $10 for each load, unload for liquid bulk equipment operations. $10 per hour for all standard (non-specific) pickups and de- liveries that exceed 2 hours or delays beyond control of driver that have billable capabilities. $61.80 if driver departs on holiday before 6 p.m. return to terminal from run after noon on holiday or if scheduling of load requires driver to be away from terminal for entire holi- day. $51.50 if delivery occurs on weekend or if driver is required by scheduling needs to leave home terminal on weekend to meet scheduled delivery. Weekend is defined as Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday at 6 p.m. $4 per hour for loads inbound to home terminal when driver is required to work between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday. Paid holidays: 9 days. Vacations with pay: All driv- ers will receive vacation pay in accordance with regulations es- tablished under Canada Labour Code. Pension: Effective May 2023 and on first of each month thereafter: Employer will con- tribute $200 per month per employer to Teamsters and Participating Employers Pen- sion Plan for each employee who has been on payroll for more than 90 calendar days and has reported to work at least 4 days in month. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse or common-law part- ner; father and mother and spouse or common-law partner of father or mother; child(ren) and child(ren) of spouse or common-law partner; grand- child(ren); brothers and sisters; grandfather and grandmother; father and mother of spouse or common-law partner and spouse or common-law partner of father or mother; any relative who resides permanently with driver). Seniority – recall rights: 12 months. Probationary period: 90 cal- endar days. Safety shoes: Drivers may apply any unused portion of uniform allowance towards purchase of safety shoes, pro- vided they have acquired min- imum uniform requirement. Uniforms/clothing: Where employer requires that all drivers wear uniforms as con- dition of employment, each driver will receive $325 per year for uniforms from supplier appointed by employer. Min- imum uniform requirement will be 3 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, 1 jacket. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase): Liquid bulk equipment oper- ation: $14.50 rising 1 step to $15 Dry bulk equipment operation (when loading, unloading, driving vehicle on hourly work less than 400 kilometres round trip): $23 rising 1 step to $25 Dry bulk self-load rate: $24 rising 1 step to $25 Loader: $24 rising 1 step to $25 Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Dry bulk rate (probationary): $14.50 Sample rates of per kilometre pay (current, after increase): Loaded rates: $0.17 rising 1 step to $0.18 Empty rates: $0.128 rising 1 step to $0.138 Distance rated: $0.295 rising 1 step to $0.31 Editor's notes: Driver's licence requirements: FAST (Free and Secure Trade) and TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) cards are condition of employment and maintained at employer's expense. Medical examinations: Employer will pay for all examinations required by employer plus maximum $20 for transportation or maximum $0.35 per kilometre for mileage away from Sarnia for any travel related to examinations. Pay for training: When employer requires employee to take training, employee will be paid for all time spent in training at regular hourly rate of pay. Weekly distance bonus: Each driver who exceeds target of 4,250 kilometres in 1 week will receive bonus of $100 that will accrue to yearend and paid on or before first week of December each year. EDUCATION Queen's University Kingston, Ont. (1,200 teaching assistants, teaching fellows) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 901, Unit 1 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 5, 2018, to April 30, 2021. Signed on Feb. 5, 2018. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2018: 1.25% Effective May 1, 2019: 1.5% Effective May 1, 2020: 1.75% Paid holidays: 10 days. Vacations with pay: 4% of base rate as vacation pay. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day. Medical benefits: All em- ployees will be entitled to 3% of base rate, in lieu of benefits (previously $120,000 each Sep- tember). Sick leave: 9 hours of leave per academic term of appointment. Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of parent, spouse, part- ner, child. 1 to 5 days for death of member of family or close relative. Employer may grant more paid or unpaid leave, de- pending on circumstances. Probationary period: 1 aca- demic term. Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for disciplinary letters (12 months upon graduation). Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply personal protective equipment, other devices that employer requires employees to wear or utilize. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.6% increase): Teaching assistant: $40.86 ris- ing 3 steps to $42.73 Sample rates of per regular half-course pay (current, af- ter 4.6% increase): Teaching fellow: $8,110 rising 3 steps to $8,480 Editor's notes: Committee lump sum: Employer will provide to union, no later than Sept. 30 of each year, lump- sum payment of $2,300 for each applicable committee on which union has employee representative. Distribution of money will be at full discretion of union (pro-rated in first year of agreement, based on date of ratification). Services and facilities: Employer will provide, no later than Sept. 30 of each year, 1 lump sum equivalent of a 420-hour TAship at rate of pay of TA to assist union in administration of collective agreement.

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