Canadian Labour Reporter

July 29, 2019

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3 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 Paid holidays: 9 days, plus day before New Year's, 2 floating holidays. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 15 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 20 years. Employees qualified for more than 3 weeks of vacation time will be restricted to 2 weeks during recognized summer-va- cation period: June, July, August. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Time and one-half for all work on Sunday. If highway drivers deliver or pick-up loads within 20-mile radius of Chatham at end of shift, driver will be paid overtime rate for all hours in- volved (provided driver has ac- cumulated 8 hours in shift). Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for OHIP. Employer pays 100% of premiums for health and wel- fare plan, after 90-day proba- tion period. Vision: $225 every 2 years. Pension: Employer will pay into reputable RRSP, $275 per month for each union employ- ee qualified for level 2 health and welfare who has worked at least 5 days per month. If em- ployee contributes minimum $50 into RRSP, employer will add additional $50 bringing total employer monthly con- tribution to $325 per month. Effective April 1, 2022: $300 per month, maximum $350 per month if employee contributes $50 per month. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (father, mother, spouse, son, daughter, common-law spouse, sister, brother, grandparents, grandchildren, stepparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law). If more time is required for any reason relating to death, leave of absence will be granted. Seniority – recall rights: 2 years; 12 months for employ- ees promoted to supervisory positions or positions not sub- ject to agreement. Probationary period: 90 work- ing days. Safety shoes: $125 per year (previously $100 per year) from first purchase for safety boots (green-tagged); $250 per year (previously $200 per year) from first purchase for mechanics. Uniforms/clothing: If any employee is required to wear any kind of uniform as condi- tion of continued employment, uniform will be furnished and maintained by employer, free of charge (no employees will be required to wear uniform that does not bear union label). Employees handling hazardous materials will be supplied with all necessary safety equipment (rubber clothing, goggles). Employer will supply, maintain coveralls for maintenance de- partment. Employer will pro- vide employees with 2 pairs of gloves in January of each year. Tool allowance: $350 per year for replacement, upgrading of tools, for each employee in maintenance department. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after $1-per-hour increase): Drivers/shunt: $20.95 rising 4 steps to $21.95 Probation: $18.25 rising 4 steps to $19.25 Seniority: $19.35 rising 4 steps to $20.35 First anniversary: $19.70 rising 4 steps to $20.70 Second anniversary: $20 rising 4 steps to $21 Mechanics Licensed mechanics: $26.65 rising 4 steps to $29.00 Apprentices: $22.55 rising 4 steps to $24.90 Sample rates of per-mile pay (current, after $0.02-per-mile increase): Highway drivers Trailers: $0.45 rising 4 steps to $0.47 Trains: $0.46 rising 4 steps to $0.48 Editor's notes: Safe-driver week: Each driver may take 1 immediate family member (spouse, child, grandchild), older than 7, on 1 trip during designated "Safe Driving Week" (first full week in July of each year). Layovers: Highway drivers unscheduled laid over away from home will receive actual cost of room rent. Drivers will also receive meal allowance of $15 per night. GROCERY RETAIL Federated Co-Operatives Calgary (341 shipper-receivers, forklift operators, semi-drivers, truck drivers, maintenance personnel, janitors) and Teamsters, Local 987 Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2022. Ratified on Jan. 7, 2019. Signed on Jan. 7, 2019. Shift premium: $1.10 per hour (previously $1.05 per hour) for any hours worked in shift that falls between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. $1.20 per hour for freezer premium. $0.50 per hour for yard premium. $0.75 per hour for lead-hands to be used at discretion of management (lead-hands do not have au- thority to hire, fire, or discipline employees). Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 8 years, 5 weeks after 13 years, 6 weeks after 18 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 or 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Double time after 4 hours of overtime. Double time after 12 hours per day or on seventh day of employee's work week. May be banked, maximum 40 hours. Time and one-half (minimum 4 hours' pay), double time after 3 hours, for all work on first day of rest. Meal allowance: $12 (previ- ously $11) for employee who works more than 2 hours after end of regular shift. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Sick leave: 1.25 days per month, after 3 months of service; credit for 3.75 days will be given after 3-month waiting period. For em- ployees hired after Oct. 25, 2014: 1 day per month of service; credit for 3 days leave will be given after 6 months of service. LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums. Bereavement leave: Employer will grant leave at its discretion for death in immediate family (spouse, mother, father, step- mother, stepfather, child, brother, sister, sisters-in-law, brothers- in-law, grandparents, spouse's grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, any relative living in household of employee). Call-in pay: 4 hours at basic straight time hourly rate or for actual time worked at appli- cable overtime rate whichever is greater. Probationary period: 120 working days. Safety shoes: 75% of cost of 1 pair of safety shoes per year or $150, whichever is the lesser (previously, 50% of cost or $125). Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.6% increase): (For those hired before Jan. 7, 2019) Food warehouse Shipper-receiver Start: $17.51 rising 3 steps to $18.31 After 6 months: $18.46 rising 3 steps to $19.31 After 12 months: $19.42 rising 3 steps to $20.31 After 18 months: $20.36 rising 3 steps to $21.29 After 24 months: $21.32 rising 3 steps to $22.29 After 30 months: $22.27 rising 3 steps to $23.28 After 36 months: $23.22 rising 3 steps to $24.28 After 42 months: $24.17 rising 3 steps to $25.27 After 48 months: $28.32 rising 3 vsteps to $29.61 Stock control analyst: $28.47 rising 3 steps to $29.77 Forklift operator Start: $17.36 rising 3 steps to $18.15 After 6 months: $18.29 rising CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS < from pg. 1

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