Canadian Labour Reporter

May 18, 2020

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Meal allowance: Employer will supply hot meal if more than 2 hours of overtime are worked. Additional meal ev- ery 4 more hours thereafter. Employee will be given $20 if employee elects not to take hot meal. Medical benefits: Employee contributes $1.03 per hour (previously $1.23 per hour), employer contributes $0.91 per hour (previously $0.71 per hour) to health and welfare fund. Pension: Employer contrib- utes $6.61 per hour to Local 254 pension fund. Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours' at double time for in- dustrial work (minimum 1 hour at double time for resi- dential, commercial calls). Safety shoes: Employer will contribute 100% of cost of metatarsal safety boots. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will furnish proper protective equipment including cover- alls when employees work in hazardous or especially dirty areas (asbestos, fiberglass). When employees do grinding, welding, other work requiring protective devices, all protec- tive gear will be supplied by employer, including general work gloves. Welders' jackets will be made available for tem- porary issue to welders when engaged on work requiring additional protection such as, arc air gouging, overhead welding. Welders' helmets, goggles, protective leather sleeves, welding gloves or mitts (but not welders' leather jacket, pants) will be included as safety equipment, safety clothing. Employees who work in wet locations (crawl spaces) or work outdoors in inclement weather, will be issued with sanitized rubber boots, rain gear by employer. 2 pairs of coveralls will be supplied to all employees who work in area that is extremely dirty. Mileage: $0.546 per kilometre for employees who work out- side boundaries of Winnipeg perimeter highway or limits of any other city or town in Manitoba and returning daily will be on jobsite at regular starting time and work full shift (employer may provide suitable transportation to and from job site in lieu of automo- bile expense). Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2.5% in- crease): Journeyman: $40.84 rising 2 steps to $41.86 Apprentice Fifth-year (93.5%): $38.19 ris- ing 2 steps to $39.14 Fourth-year (80%): $32.67 ris- ing 2 steps to $33.49 Third-year (70%): $28.59 ris- ing 2 steps to $29.30 Second-year (60%): $24.50 ris- ing 2 steps to $25.12 First-year (50%): $20.42 rising 2 steps to $20.93 Plumber/steam-worker: $16.34 rising 2 steps to $16.74 Editor's notes: Training fund: Employee contributes $0.17 per hour, employer contributes $0.51 per hour (previously $0.41 per hour) to training fund. Industrial promotion: Employer contributes $0.44 per hour to promotion fund. Out-of- town work: On out-of-town work employer will furnish first-class room and board for employees. For work within 104 kilometres, employer will reimburse employee lesser of commuting allowance and travel time, maximum $84.25 per day worked; for work between 104 kilometres and 225 kilometres, employer will reimburse employee lesser of commuting allowance and travel time, maximum $141.25 per day worked; for work further than 225 kilometres, employer will reim- burse employee lesser of commuting allowance and travel time, maximum $163 per day worked. H2HC contributions: Employee, employer will each contribute $0.01 per hour worked to fund Helmets to Hardhats Canada (H2HC) program on each payroll period. TRANSPORTATION TST Overland Express Mississauga, Ont. (300 transportation, shipping employees) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Locals 91, 879, 938 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive March 24, 2019 to March 23, 2023. Ratified in June 2019. Signed on Nov. 12, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective March 24, 2020: 2.5% Effective March 24, 2021: 2% Effective March 24, 2022: 2% Shift premium: $0.15 for all hours worked between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. For drivers, $0.05 per mile when operating dou- ble hook-up equipment and $0.02 per mile for triple hook- up equipment. $0.50 per hour for lead-hands. Paid holidays: 12 days, plus 1 floating holiday. Vacations with pay: Legisla- tive minimum to start, 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years, 5 weeks after 18 years, 6 weeks after 25 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours in excess of 8 per day or 40 per week. Time and one-half for hours worked on statutory holiday. Hourly em- ployees paid 8 hours at regular rate. Drivers who work com- bination of miles and hours in week of holiday will be paid 10 hours at regular rate. Meal allowance: $18 per sleep for drivers required to layover and sleep away from home. $16 for each day for drivers held over at foreign terminals on Sundays or general holi- days. Medical benefits: Employer will contribute $448 per month to local union health and welfare plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2021: $453 per month. Effective Jan. 1, 2022: $458 per month. Employer pays 100% of premiums for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Sick leave: Company can request doctor's note (at its expense) after 3 consecutive days absent. Pension: Employer will con- tribute $610 per month to Teamsters and Motor Trans- port Industrial Relations Bu- reau of Ontario Pension Plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2021: $615 per month. Effective Jan. 1, 2022: $620 per month. Bereavement leave: Up to 5 days off (3 paid) for death of parent, spouse, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, stepparents, parent-in-law, sibling-in-law. If more time is required for any reason relat- ing to death, leave of absence will be given. Seniority – recall rights: 12 months for layoffs; 24 months if employee is laid off and not recalled for period extending beyond length of his service at time of lay off or beyond 24 consecutive working months, whichever is lessor, or if such employee requests and is paid any statutory termination ben- efits, whichever comes first. Call-in pay: Minimum 9 hours' work or pay at regular rate for highway department employees. Minimum 8 hours' work or pay at regular rate for city drivers called in for extra highway trips. Minimum 4 hours at time and one-half for all Saturday work. Probationary period: 60 cal- endar days. Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years. Severance: In event of ter- minal closure with no work moved, 3 weeks' notice or pay in lieu plus severance pay of 5 days per full year of service. Safety shoes: Maximum $125 per year (previously $115 per year) for CSA-approved safety shoes. 1 pair per year whenev- er required by employer, gov- ernment agency, customers. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide and pay for uni- forms where required. Em- ployer will supply individual lockers for all employees in dock department and any 5 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER

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