Canadian Labour Reporter

February 24, 2020

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7 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER ARBITRATION AWARDS SECURITY Paladin Security Group Provincewide, Ontario (2,250 security guards) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Services Workers International Union (USW), Locals 2020, 5296, 9597, 5481 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. Signed on March 19, 2019. Shift premium: $0.25 per hour for all work between 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. (does not apply to employees hired after Feb. 27, 2015). Lead-hands will be paid at least $0.50 per hour greater than highest paid security guard at site at which lead-hand is assigned. Paid holidays: 9 days plus Remembrance Day (for new hires after completion of 2 years of employment). Vacations with pay: Pay in accordance with provisions of Employment Standards Act (ESA) to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 12 months, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years. Overtime: Time and one -half for all work after 44 hours per week (in locations where staggered workweek (48/36 hours) is assigned, overtime will be averaged over 2-week period). Medical benefits: Employer will remit to $0.70 per hour (previously $0.68 per hour) per employee to USW trusteed benefit plan (contributions for new hires will begin after completion of probationary period). Sick leave: 4 days of leave per year after 1 year of employment; 5 days of leave per year after 5 years of employment for employees hired before Feb. 28, 2015 (2 paid personal emergency leave days per year for part-time). 32 hours of leave per year after 1 year of employment; 40 hours of leave per year after 5 years of employment for employees hired after Feb. 28, 2015 (personal emergency leave as per ESA per year for part-time). Pension: Employer will contribute 1 per cent to USW members' pension benefit plan (2 per cent after 10 years of service). Employees hired before June 30, 2014, will be enrolled into plan after 12 months of employment. For all employees hired after July 1, 2014, pension contributions will begin once employee achieves 24 months of employment. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse (which includes same- sex partner where they have been cohabitating minimum of 6 months), child, stepchild, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law). 2 days for death of grandchild, aunt, uncle, brother-in-law, sister-in-law. 2 extra days, without pay, for travel beyond 350 kilometres (previously travel beyond 480 kilometres). Seniority – recall rights: 12 consecutive months or length of seniority, whichever is the shorter for layoffs. 24 months, where there is no reasonable likelihood of return to work. Call-in pay: Minimum of 4 hours pay at regular hourly rate of pay. Probationary period: 90 calendar days (if employee has not worked minimum of 288 hours during 90-day period, probation will be extended until 288 hours are worked). Discipline: Sunset clause is 15 months. Severance: 2 weeks' pay per year of seniority, maximum 26 weeks' pay. Safety shoes: $120 per year (previously $100 per year), payable on next payday when safety boots, safety shoes are required due to client requirements or as established by joint health and safety committee. Employer may also provide employee with boots as alternative to allowance. Uniforms/clothing: When required by client contract or by employer, employer will provide appropriate uniform items to employees. Employer will be responsible for ensuring uniform fits properly and will pay for tailoring, alterations. Employer will provide 2 pants, 2 ties, 4 uniform shirts, 1 belt (where required), 1 sweater (where required), 1 spring jacket (where required), 1 safety vest (where required), 1 bullet-proof vest (where required), 1 winter coat (where required), 1 hard hat (where required). Employer will provide parkas, toques, raincoats at any site where employee is routinely exposed to elements (rain, cold). Where required, employer will provide equivalent feminine clothing for females including appropriate maternity clothing. All uniforms will be replaced on as-needed basis. Mileage: Employees who are required to travel more than 40-kilometres radius from branch office or place of residence, whichever is closer, to attend training, will receive mileage at standard rate allowed by Canada Revenue Agency each year. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 0.6% increase): Minimum basic wage rate: $14.17 rising 1 step to $14.26 Minimum basic wage rate Greater Toronto Area, which includes Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga and Brampton (employees with 5 or more years seniority): $14.47 rising 1 step to $14.56 Minimum basic wage rate outside Greater Toronto Area (employees with 5 or more years seniority): $14.42 rising 1 step to $14.51 Editor's notes: Canadian citizenship: Employer will allow unpaid leave of absence for day when Canadian Citizenship is received. Security license: Employer will reimburse full cost (on biweekly basis) for renewing required licenses, including cost of photos. New hires are required to assume own licensing costs. Education fund: Employer will contribute $0.02 per hour for all hours worked to USW security officers education fund. Humanity fund: Employer will deduct $0.01 per hour to USW humanity fund. Vehicle shelter: When employer requires employee to use personal vehicle as shelter, employee will receive $2 per hour in addition to employee's actual wage rate. Parking: When employees are required to pay for parking at any worksite, employer will negotiate free or reduced parking rates where possible. Vehicle shelter: When employer requires employee to use personal vehicle as shelter, employee will receive $2-per-hour premium.

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