Canadian Labour Reporter

August 5, 2019

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3 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 $0.50 in first year; maximum $0.60 in each of second and third years of agreement). Paid holidays: 10 days, plus last working day before Christ- mas Day, last working day before New Year's Day, 1 floater holiday, attendance-incentive floater day. Vacations with pay: One-half day per month or 4% to start, 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 25 years, 7 weeks or 14% after 30 years. Vacation cannot be accumulat- ed from year-to-year and must be taken within 1 year after it is earned. On 25- and 40-year an- niversaries employer will grant 1 extra paid week of vacation for those years only. Overtime: Time and one- half for all work in excess of 40 hours per work week or 8 hours per day. Double time after 4 hours of overtime. Time and one-half for all work on first day of rest; double time for all work on second or third con- secutive day of rest (employee must work first day of rest to qualify for double time). Meal allowance: $15 (includ- ing delivery cost) for employee who works minimum 2 hours of overtime after completing regular shift. Dental: $2,000 maximum coverage per family member. $2,500 per child for ortho coverage. 50/50 co-insurance for major restorative, denture plan. Vision: $300 per family mem- ber (previously $200 per family member) every 2 years. Weekly indemnity: Cover- age of 70% of daily insurable earnings up to E.I. weekly max- imum. Life insurance: Coverage of 1 times annual salary, max- imum $50,000 (previously $20,000). Pension: After 12 months of service, employees must join pension plan. Employer will contribute $26 per week (pre- viously $25 per week) after 1 year of service; $42 per week (previously $40 per week) after 3 years of service; $68 per week (previously $65 per week) after 5 years of service; $92 per week (previously $86 per week) after 10 years of service. Bereavement leave: 5 days (previously 3 days) for death in immediate family (spouse, common-law spouse, legally recognized spouse, son, daugh- ter, stepchild). 3 days for death of member of family (mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, grandchild, grandparent, broth- er, sister, brother-in-law, sister- in-law, spouse's father, mother, brother, sister). 1 shop steward will be allowed necessary time off to attend funeral of fellow union member of Purity Zinc Metals, maximum 4 hours' pay. Seniority – recall rights: 1 month for every 2 months of seniority to start; 12 months after 1 year; 18 months after 3 years; 24 months after 5 years. Call-in pay: Minimum of 4 hours' pay at regular rate or for time worked at overtime rate, whichever is greater. Probationary period: 960 hours worked during 12-month period. Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months; 24 months for any violations of insubordination and violence, harassment, discrimination as defined by Ontario Human Rights Code or Occupational Health and Safety Act. Safety shoes: Employer will supply, on 1-for-1 basis, CSA-approved safety shoes. Uniforms/clothing: All uni- form rentals will be paid by em- ployer. Clean uniforms must be put on before going home. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3% increase): Lead-hand: $30.15 rising 2 steps to $31.07 No. 1 dustman: $27.68 rising 2 steps to $28.50 No. 2 operator, shift: $26.14 rising 2 steps to $26.94 No. 2 operator: $25.68 rising 2 steps to $26.46 Lead-hand helper: $26.27 rising 2 steps to $27.05 Head shipper: $28.46 rising 2 steps to $29.33 Shipper helper: $26.13 rising 2 steps to $26.91 Lead-hand maintenance: $34.64 rising 2 steps to $35.70 Maintenance mechanic: $32.86 rising 2 steps to $33.87 Mechanic: $29.70 rising 2 steps to $30.61 Labour pool: $23.61 rising 2 steps to $24.71 Janitor: $23.61 rising 2 steps to $24.71 Floater: $24.44 rising 2 steps to $25.54 Students: $10.55 rising 2 steps to $11.65 Probationary: $15.05 rising 2 steps to $16.15 Editor's notes: Medical notes: Employer will pay: maximum $20 maximum for cost of doctor's note or medical certificate. Prescription glasses: Maximum $200 every year for prescription safety glasses for employees only. Wash- up time: 15-minute wash-up period (paid at straight time) will be allowed at end of shift for anybody working in dust department, sonic sifter, side station, dust-room helper and maintenance department. Employee must be performing duties for at least last 2 hours of shift. Advancement fund: Employer will contribute $100 per month to Teamsters, Local 79 referencing advancement fund. SENIOR CARE Valleyview (Agecare Investments) Medicine Hat, Alta. (32 health-care aides, licensed practical nurses, assistants) and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Local 048 Chapter 019 Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020. Ratified on March 25, 2019. Signed on June 26, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective April 1, 2019: 1% Shift premium: $2.75 per hour for all hours worked between 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. $4.75 per hour (previously $4.50 per hour) for all hours worked between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. $3.25 per hour for 64-hour period be- tween 3 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Monday. $2 per hour when employer designates licensed practical nurse to assume responsibility for staff super- vision, clinical coordination, administrative/organizational duties as required. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 15 days after 1 year, 20 days after 5 years, 25 days after 17 years. Overtime: Double time for all work after 7.75 hours per day, after 77.5 hours per 2-week period or on scheduled day of rest. May be taken as time off in lieu but must be taken by last day of March in any year or will be paid out. Effective Jan. 1, 2020: employee may choose to bank equivalent time off in lieu, maximum 2 weeks. Medical benefits: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employ- ee pays 25% of premiums. Des- jardin Supplementary Benefits Plan (80% payment provision for medication). Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums. Desjardin Supple- mentary Benefits Plan (80% payment provision for medica- tion). 80% for basic services. 50% for extensive services. 50% for orthodontic services. Maximum $2,500 per person per year for extensive services. $2,500 lifetime maximum re- imbursement per person for orthodontic services. Paramedical: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums. $500 per practitioner per year ($50 per visit for all practitioners). Sick leave: After probation- ary period, 12 hours for every 173 paid hours, maximum credit of 620 hours. CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS < from pg. 1

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