Canadian Labour Reporter

July 8, 2019

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7 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Start: $22.51 rising 4 steps to $23.95 Lead-hand linen Start: $23.33 rising 4 steps to $24.82 Maintenance mechanic Start: $22.81 rising 4 steps to $24.27 Millwright Start: $29.25 rising 4 steps to $31.12 Occupational therapy assistant Start: $24.07 rising 4 steps to $25.61 OTA/PTA Start: $24.07 rising 4 steps to $25.61 Painter Start: $26.82 rising 4 steps to $28.54 Personal care assistant Start: $22.76 rising 4 steps to $24.22 Registered pharmacy techni- cian Start: $27.67 rising 4 steps to $29.44 Registered practical nurse Start: $29.25 rising 4 steps to $31.12 Rehabilitation aide Start: $23 rising 4 steps to $24.47 Seamstress Start: $22.51 rising 4 steps to $23.95 Stores clerk Start: $22.07 rising 4 steps to $23.48 Storekeeper Start: $22.50 rising 4 steps to $23.94 Senior storekeeper Start: $23.47 rising 4 steps to $24.97 Editor's notes: Paid education leave: Employer will pay $2,500 per year (previously $2,000 per year) into Unifor Paid Education Leave Program. Standby pay: $3 per hour for period of standby scheduled by employer; $3.50 per hour when standby duty falls on paid holiday. Meal allowance: $10 for breakfast; $15 for lunch; $25 for dinner, for employee who travels 120 or more kilometres daily one way from place of work. FIRE FIGHTING City of Lloydminster Lloydminster, Alta. (36 firefighters) and the Lloydminster Fire Fighter's Association, Local 5182 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Renewal agreement: Effec- tive May 14, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on June 10, 2019. Signed on June 10, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2019: 2% Effective July 1, 2020: 2% Effective July 1, 2021: 2% Shift premium: $1 per hour for regularly scheduled hours worked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Paid holidays: 12 days. Vacations with pay: 3 weeks af- ter 1 year, 4 weeks after 6 years, 5 weeks after 11 years, 6 weeks after 15 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of employee's scheduled regular hours. Double time for un- scheduled overtime, with less than 24 hours' notice. Overtime resulting from extension of scheduled shift for employee whose services are required due to work carried over from end of shift, will receive first 2 hours at time and one-half and double time thereafter. May be banked, maximum 40 hours at any time. All banked time will be paid out by pay period 26 each year. Meal allowance: Employer will provide reasonable nourish- ment and refreshments when employees are at incident for extended periods of time great- er than 3 hours or when made unavailable to access nourish- ment and refreshments. Bottled water will be available at all incidents and training. Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% of premiums, em- ployee pays 50% of premiums. Employer will provide $600 per year for wellness account. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Sick leave: 126 per year, maxi- mum 960 hours. LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums. AD&D: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary. Life insurance: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for cov- erage of 2 times annual salary. Pension: After 3 months of service, employer and em- ployee will each contribute into employer's RRSP group plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 5%. Effec- tive Jan. 1, 2020: 7%. Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 8%. Bereavement leave: 36 sched- uled hours for death of hus- band, wife, common-law spouse, child, father, mother, sister, brother, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, stepparent, step- child. Additional 24 scheduled hours when funeral is held more than 720 kilometres from Lloydminster. Seniority – recall rights: 12 months. Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours of pay (calculation of time be- gins when employee receives call and ends when employee is released). Probationary period: 12 months for full-time; mini- mum 12 months and minimum 600 active working hours for paid on-call employees. Discipline: Sunset clause is 24) months for written warning; 36 months for suspension of no incident requiring discipline taking place. Severance: 1 week for each year of service. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide employees with all required station, dress, class A uniforms. After 5 years of continuous service 1 complete Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) standard dress uniform including tunic, 1 belt, pants will be issued to each em- ployee. Sample rates of pay (current, after 6% increase): Captain 120%: $119,672.94 rising 3 steps to $126,997.88 Captain T/O S/O 120%: $119,672.94 rising 3 steps to $126,997.88 Class 1 firefighter/P.O.C. 100%: $99,727.45 rising 3 steps to $105,831.57 Class 2 firefighter/P.O.C 90%: $89,754.71 rising 3 steps to $95,248.41 Class 3 firefighter/P.O.C 80%: $79,781.96 rising 3 steps to $84,665.25 Class 4 firefighter/P.O.C 75%: $74,795.59 rising 3 steps to $79,373.68 Editor's notes: Standby pay: $3.14 per hour while on standby. Long-service recognition: $200 after 5 years; $250 after 10 years; $300 after 15 years; $400 after 20 years; $500 after 25 years; $600 after 30 years; $700 after 35 years; $800 after 40 years. Employees will receive retirement recognition of $20 for each year of service, maximum $500. Line- of-duty death funeral: Employer will contribute $15,000 for costs incurred to provide full honours line-of-duty death ceremonial service for employee whose death has been attributed to work they perform on behalf of employer.

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