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September 7, 2020

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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS GOVERNMENT Government of Canada (Foreign Service) Ottawa (800 foreign service workers) and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Ratified in July 2019. Signed on Aug. 1, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective July 1, 2018: 2.8% Effective July 1, 2019: 2.1% Effective July 1, 2020: 1.5% Effective July 1, 2021: 1.5% Shift premium: Employee who substantially performs duties of position which is classified higher classification level (on acting basis) for 3 consecutive working days will be paid act- ing pay calculated from date on which employee commenced to act as if employee had been appointed to higher classifica- tion level. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 9.375 hours for each month with at least 75 hours' regular pay to start, 12.5 hours per month after 8 years, 13.75 hours per month after 16 years, 14.375 hours per month after 17 years, 15.625 hours per month after 18 years, 16.875 hours per month after 27 years, 18.75 hours per month after 28 years. Unused portions of time off, maximum 300 hours, will be credited to employee's bank to be carried over to following year. Any hours greater than 300 will be automatically paid to employee. Overtime: Time and one-half for up to 7.5 hours worked after regular hours on regular workday and on designated paid holiday. Double time for each contiguous hour after 7.5 on regular workday or all hours on employee's second or sub- sequent day of rest. Overtime doesn't apply where employee attends social engagements un- less prior authorization is given and employee is required to at- tend by employer. Time may be banked and taken as compen- satory leave but leave earned in fiscal year and outstanding on Sept. 30 of next following fiscal year will be paid at employee's hourly rate of pay on Sept. 30. Meal allowance: $12 when working 3 or more hours of overtime immediately follow- ing scheduled hours of work, except where free meals are provided. Additional $12 for every 4-hour period thereafter. Sick leave: Full-time em- ployees: 9.375 hours for each calendar month with 75 hours' pay. Part-time employees: 0.25 times number of hours in nor- mal workweek for each calen- dar month in which employee receives pay for at least twice number of hours in normal workweek. Up to 187.5 hours may be granted in advance of being earned. Bereavement leave: Up to 5 paid working days for death of parent, stepparent, foster-par- ent, sibling, stepsibling, spouse, child, stepchild, foster-child, ward, grandchild, grandparent, parent-in-law, child-in-law, relative permanently residing in employee's household (pre- viously 7 consecutive calendar days). 1 paid day for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparents of spouse. Must include day of memorial of begin within 2 days following death. Up to 3 additional paid days may be granted for travel. Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours at applicable overtime rate for call-in on day of rest or when called back to work on desig- nated paid holiday or after leav- ing work on regular workday. Greater of applicable overtime rate or 1 hour's pay at straight- time rate. Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years for any document or written statement related to disciplinary action (period will automatically be extended by length of any period of leave without pay of 3 months or more). Severance: On first layoff, 2 weeks' pay; 3 weeks' pay after 10 years; 4 weeks' pay after 20 years plus 1 week for each ad- ditional complete year of em- ployment and pro-rated partial year. On second or subsequent layoff, 1 week's pay for each complete year of continuous employment plus pro-rated partial year pay. Sample minimum/maximum annual salaries (current, after 1.5% increase): FS-01/FSDP: $71,224/$90,120 rising to $72,292/$91,472 FS-02: $80,501/$104,832 rising to $81,709/$106,404 FS-03: $96,980/$125,166 rising to $98,435/$127,043 FS-04: $117,990/$141,469 ris- ing to $119,760/$143,591 Editor's notes: Flex time: Employees have right to request flexible hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., including compressed workweek, and such request will not be unreasonably denied, subject to operational requirements. FOOD PRODUCTION Parrheim Foods, division of P & H Milling Group Saskatoon (16 packers, operators, millwrights, maintenance, sanitation, warehouse employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 1400 Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2023. Signed on April 28, 2020. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2019: 2% Effective May 1, 2020: 2% Effective May 1, 2021: 2% Effective May 1, 2022: 2.25% Shift premium: $1 per hour (previously $0.85 per hour) for employees who work on night shift. Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 1 floater day (if floater day is not taken by last pay period in April in following year, it will be paid out). Vacations with pay: 4% of previous vacation year's T4 earnings to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 4 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 or 12 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Time and one-half for all work on scheduled days off (after employee has worked equiva- lent of normal scheduled hours in pay period for employees on 12-hour rotation). Medical benefits: Parrish & Heimbecker Flexible Benefit Plan. Sick leave: 8 hours for every month worked, maximum 680 hours. Unused portion of em- ployee's sick leave will accrue for future use. Payable at two- thirds of normal hourly base rate for first 3 weeks' absence; 100% thereafter, total of 17 weeks. Pension: Employees will join group RRSP on second anni- versary of date of hire. Employ- ee will contribute minimum 4% (previously minimum 3%), employer will match contribu- tions, maximum 6%. Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse (including common-law spouse), child, stepchild, parent. 3 days for death of mother-in-law, father- in-law, stepparent, brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother- in-law, son-in-law, daughter- in-law, grandparent of em- ployee or employee's spouse, grandchild of employee or employee's spouse, any relative September 7, 2020 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2020 4

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