Canadian Labour Reporter

August 10, 2020

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS normal or special work day or before normal or special work day (unless at least 1 hour's notice has been given). If em- ployee chooses not to eat meal or completes work before eat- ing meal, one-half hour of pay will be given. Employees who are called in for overtime and work more than 4 hours are also eligible for allowance. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Medical Services Plan of B.C. and major medical insurance plan. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 80% for basic dental services (plan A); 50% for prosthetics, crowns and bridges (plan B); 50% for orthodontics (Plan C), lifetime maximum $6,000 (previously lifetime maxi- mum $5,000). Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $150 per person (previously $120 per person) for eye ex- amination; $600 (previously $500) for lenses and frames, contact lenses, laser eye sur- gery in any 24-month period. Sick leave: 1.5 days per month, maximum 175 days. 16.5 hours per month, maxi- mum 1,166 hours for group 3 employees. LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums. AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $100,000. Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $100,000. Pension: Municipal Pension Plan. Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse (includes common-law spouse), child, stepchild, parent, stepparent, sibling. 3 days for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild. One-half day to attend funeral as pallbearer. Seniority – recall rights: Period equal to lesser of 18 months or length of service for layoffs. Call-in pay: Hours will be deemed overtime with mini- mum 2 hours' overtime pay. Probationary period: First 60 days worked for full-time employees; first 480 hours worked or 2 years, whichever comes first, for all other em- ployees. Uniforms/clothing: All em- ployees working in any dirty or dangerous capacity will be supplied with all necessary working tools, safety equip- ment, protective clothing. All regular employees will re- ceive $200 per year work wear allowance; $150 per year for part-time instructor/guards who are not regular employ- ees but who are package hold- ers. All other employees will receive annual allowance of $0.10 per hour (paid out by Jan. 30 of each year). Tool allowance: $100 per year for carpenters, mechan- ics. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 8.5% in- crease): Maintenance worker (echo): $26.36 rising 4 steps to $28.61 Clerical worker (general): $28.00 rising 4 steps to $29.13 Solid waste collector 1 (com- mercial): $28.00 rising 4 steps to $30.38 Maintenance worker (pool): $28.56 rising 4 steps to $30.98 Cashier cash: $29.13 rising 4 steps to $30.91 Truck driver 1: $29.13 rising 4 steps to $30.91 Custodial guard (RCMP): $29.66 rising 4 steps to $32.19 Administration support clerk (RCMP): $30.22 rising 4 steps to $32.79 Economic development as- sistant: $30.22 rising 4 steps to $32.79 Equipment operator 1 (parks yard): $30.22 rising 4 steps to $32.79 Instructor/lifeguard (f/t): $30.22 rising 4 steps to $32.79 Receptionist (city hall): $30.22 rising 4 steps to $32.79 Streets service 1: $30.22 ris- ing 4 steps to $32.79 CPIC operator (RCMP): $30.78 rising 4 steps to $33.41 Development services clerk: $30.78 rising 4 steps to $32.67 Receptionist/front counter (RCMP): $30.78 rising 4 steps to $32.67 Accounting clerk (utilities): $31.32 rising 4 steps to $33.99 Curator assistant (museum): $31.32 rising 4 steps to $33.99 Exhibits custodian (RCMP): $31.32 rising 4 steps to $33.99 Meter/cross connection con- trol attendant: $31.32 rising 4 steps to $33.99 Programmer (seniors): $34.10 rising 4 steps to $37 Bylaw enforcement officer: $34.63 rising 4 steps to $37.58 Collections curator: $34.63 rising 4 steps to $37.58 Editor's notes: Pay in lieu of benefits: Regular part-time, part-time, auxiliary employees will be paid 15% more than basic hourly rate in lieu of: statutory holidays, annual vacation, sick leave, bereavement leave, employee benefits (16% after 4 years, 17% after 11 years, 18% after 18 years, 19% after 25 years). Early call out: Employee required to report for work before 4 a.m. (without having received minimum of 24 hours' notice) will be paid overtime for all time worked (time worked will be deemed to be complete workday if employee receives minimum 5 hours of work). Standby pay: Any employee who works standby on weekends will be paid 8 hours at rate of pay for water and sewer chargehand clas- sification per day on those days on which they are assigned to standby. Long-service pay: After 10 years of service, em- ployees will be paid 1 day at regular rate at time of termination for each full year of service for employees who are 55 or older, have 35 years of pensionable service upon retirement. EDUCATION Prairie Land Regional Division #25 Hanna, Alta. (120 youth workers, educational assistants, custodians, clerks, analysts, administrative, food services employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 5829 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive Sept. 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021. Ratified on May 21, 2019. Signed on Nov. 26, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Sept. 1, 2018: 0% Effective Sept. 1, 2019: 1% Effective Sept. 1, 2020: 1% Paid holidays: 11 days for 10-months employees; 12 days for 12-month employees. Vacations with pay: 12-month employees: 1.25 days per month or 15 days to start, 1.667 days per month or 20 days after 6 years, 2.083 days per month or 25 days after 12 years. 10-month employees: 6% per year, paid monthly, to start, 8% per year, paid monthly, after 5 years, 10% per year, paid monthly, after 12 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work beyond standard daily hours of work or weekly hours of work. Time may be banked but banked hours remaining at June 30 for 10-month employees; Aug. 31 for 12-month employees, will be paid out. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Al- berta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP). Employer will Tool allowance: $100 per year for carpenters, mechanics. 5 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER

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