Canadian Labour Reporter

May 4, 2020

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3 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS wheelchair drivers. $9 for driv- ers who assist with another driver's run. Paid holidays: 10 days Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 6% after 5 years, 8% after 10 years. All vacation pays will be paid on first payday in De- cember. Overtime: For being 1 hour over recorded normal finish time due to inclement weather, hourly driving rate for each hour, or portion of, over initial hour at start. Shift premium: $9 when re- quired to assist with another driver's run. Meal allowance: For charters: $10 after 5 hours, $18 after 8 hours, $30 after 12 hours (pre- viously $30 per day). Sick leave: Unpaid. Absence because of bona fide sickness or accident will not constitute break in service. Bereavement leave: 3 days with pay for death of parent, child, spouse, sibling, parent- in-law, sibling-in-law, stepchil- dren, grandchildren, grandpar- ents, immediately prior to and including day of funeral. 1 day with pay for death of steppar- ent, stepsibling. 1 day may be held in lieu to attend memorial service or interment at later date. Additional days off, with- out pay, may be given for above allowances and for other family members not listed. Seniority – recall rights: All employees will be on layoff during school Christmas break, spring break, and summer va- cation. In event of other layoffs, 12 months. Call-in pay: At least 1 hour at hourly non-driver rate to attend meeting with school princi- pal. Minimum of two hours at hourly driving rate to be on call/ standby if not required to drive. Probationary period: 6 months including all school- break periods. Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months for all disciplinary items except in case of serious accident or incident. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply 1 coat to each regu- lar wheelchair driver every 3 years. Sample rates of pay (current, after 4% increase): Combined a.m./p.m. run rates HTS/spare: $17 rising 2 steps to $17.69 Noon independent shuttles, noon runs, late runs, kinder- garten (categories based on increasing route time) Category 1: $19 rising 2 steps to $19.77 Category 2: $19.42 rising 2 steps to $20.61 Category 3: $20.21 rising 2 steps to $21.44 Category 4: $21 rising 2 steps to $22.29 Category 5: $24.50 rising 2 steps to $26.01 Category 6: $28 rising 2 steps to $29.71 Category 7: $33.50 rising 2 steps to $35.55 Non-driving/driving/monitor rate: $14.28 rising 2 steps to $14.86 Going rate: $3.57 rising 2 steps to $3.71 Charters: $17.90 to $44.77 (depending on start and desti- nation region) rising 2 steps to $18.62 to 46.58 Editor's notes: Seniority date: When 2 or more employees have same starting date, seniority will be calculated by time and date of passed MTO road test. Drivers who fail to work minimum of 15 runs in any 3-month period will not retain seniority. During designated sign-up periods, employees will be given opportunity to exercise seniority in selecting work assignments. Cancellations: During school cancellation, employees will be paid 1.5 hours of applicable rate. If school is cancelled during run, employees will be paid 100% of a.m. rate. Minimum rate for charter/cancellation/show-up is 1 hour at driving rate for in-region trip, 2 hours at driving rate for out-of-region trip. Medical examinations: Employer will reimburse 100% of cost, maximum $150 (previously maximum $130), for medical examinations related to renewal of any applicable licence. Employer must administer initial required eye examination of employee. If initial test is unsuccessful, employer will reimburse 100%, maximum $60, for another eye examination. Bus supplies: Employer will supply out-of-town buses with containers of oil, windshield washer fluid, anti-freeze coolant, heavy-duty scraper, broom at employer's discretion. Plug-ins: Extension cords, timers will be given to drivers required to plug in their buses during cold weather. Upon return of extension cords and timers, driver will be compensated $100 for cost of hydro. Education, training fund: Employer will make $200 lump-sum contribu- tion to United Food and Commercial Workers Training and Education Fund within 15 days of Sept. 1 in each year of agree- ment. RADIO STATIONS Newcap Radio (CFRQ-FM/CKUL-FM) Halifax (27 production assistants, operators, administrative assistants, receptionists, writers, announcers, promotions coordinators, cohosts, producers, broadcast engineers, production supervisors, creative directors) and Unifor, Local 920M Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Signed on Sept. 12, 2019. Shift premium: $20 per tour of duty for employees who are temporarily assigned to perform work at higher-rated classification than regularly assigned, within or outside bargaining unit. Talent fees (for whose regular job function does not include voicing or on-air duties and who agree to do such work for employer): Minimum $15, maximum $40 per session, for voicing commercials; $11 for hosting or performing on radio program less than 10 minutes long; $33 for hosting or performing on radio program more than 10 minutes long. $70 per hour (previously $65 per hour) for remote broadcast, live on location; $30 per hour for remote broadcast, simulated on location. $25 per appearance for on-air personalities who may be required to make personal promotional appearances on behalf of radio stations outside normal hours of work, max- imum 24 times per year. $40 per hour for producers working client-rented studio session. 9% for employees assigned to perform music-director func- tion in Stingray programming department. 9% above producer or creative writer wage rate for employees assigned to perform production- or creative-super- visor function in production or creative departments. Paid holidays: 12 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 1 year, 4 weeks or 8% after 8 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for employees required to work hours in excess of weekly hours or regular daily hours. May be taken as time off in lieu. Meal allowance: $20 to cover cost of meal for employees CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER < from pg. 1 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Shift premium: $9 when required to assist with another driver's run.

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