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April 12, 2021

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PETROCHEMICALS CONSTRUCTION PCL Energy Provincewide, Alberta (3,800 electricians, plumbers, pipefitters, carpenters, structural ironworkers, labourers) and the Construction Workers Union, CLAC Local 63 Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2022. Signed on Jan. 31, 2020. Shift premium: $2.50 per hour for lead-hands. $5 per hour for foremen. $7.50 per hour for general foremen. $1 per hour for dual ticket (when hired with intention to use both tickets or performs both tasks regularly). $1.50 per hour for alloy welder (when welding alloy and must demonstrate full competency). $1.50 per hour for steward; $3 per hour for chief steward. $3 per hour for night shift (when majority of hours are between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.). Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 6% of base wage rate for all hours worked as vacation pay and will be paid to employees on each pay- cheque. Employer will consider vacations at times requested considering business require- ments and requests will not be unreasonably denied. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 8 regular straight-time hours per day and 40 regular straight-time hours per week. Time and one-half for all work on any scheduled day off. Meal allowance: $40 in lieu of meal or meal will be provided for employees who work be- yond 12 hours in 1 day. Medical benefits: Employees are eligible to receive cover- age on first of month follow- ing 350 hours worked. Em- ployer will contribute $2.08 per hour worked into CLAC Health and Welfare Trust Fund. Dental: Coverage of 100% up to $2,000 per person annual for basic services; 50% maximum $2,000 per person annual for major services; 50% maximum $3,000 lifetime maximum per child younger than 19 for orth- odontic. Vision: Coverage of $300 per year for children younger than 21; $300 every 2 years for all family members 21 and older. Paramedical: Coverage for massage therapy with maxi- mum $50 per visit (doctor's referral required). STD: Coverage of 60% of week- ly basic earnings, maximum $600 per week payable after first day of accident or hospi- talization; 14th day of illness, maximum 119 days (1/14/119). LTD: Coverage of 60% of earn- ings, maximum $2,600 per month, per employee, payable after 119 days until age 65 (119/65). AD&D: Coverage of $100,000. Life insurance: Coverage of $100,000. Pension: Employer will con- tribute 4% into CLAC RSP, administered by CLAC group RSP board of trustees. Em- ployer will contribute 4% into CLAC pension plan. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, parents, brother, sister. Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours' pay at appropriate rate. Probationary period: 90 cal- endar days. Safety shoes: All employees will wear CSA-approved safety boots supplied by employees. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide for cleaning of em- ployer-supplied fire-retardant coveralls. Tool allowance: Where re- quired by employer, trades- men will supply own tools common to trade. Specialty and power tools will be pro- vided by employer. Employer will supply adequate security for all tool storage on-site. Mileage: Employer will pay to each employee transporta- tion cost at maximum rate as established by CRA per road kilometre for each day worked or reported for work, from edge of 55-kilometre radius free zone to project and re- turn. Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Schedule A general Alberta Boom truck operator: $39.03 Carpenter: $39.03 Cement finisher: $39.03 Crane operator: $41.10 Electrician: $41.10 Equipment operator 1: $39.03 Equipment operator 2: $34.94 Gasfitter: $41.10 Heavy equipment technician: $39.03 Heavy duty mechanic: $41.10 Instrumentation technician: $41.10 Ironworker structural: $41.10 Labourer level 1: $29.59 Labourer level 2: $25.48 Labourer level 3: $19.32 Materials technician: $39.03 Millwright: $41.10 Painter: $39.03 Pipefitter/plumber: $41.10 Scaffolder: $39.03 Steamfitter: $41.10 Welder B pressure: $41.10 Welder CWB: $39.46 Apprentice 4-period program Electrician/iron worker (struc- tural)/millwright/pipe fitter Fourth-year 90%: $36.99 Third-year 80%: $32.88 Second-year 70%: $28.77 First-year 60%: $24.66 Apprentice: 4-period program Carpenter/heavy equipment tech./scaffolder Fourth-year 90%: $35.13 Third-year 80%: $31.22 Second-year 70%: $27.32 First-year 60%: $23.42 Apprentice: 3-period pro- gram Ironworker (structural)/mo- bile crane/pipefitter/steam- fitter/gasfitter/plumber Third-year 90%: $36.99 Second-year 80%: $32.88 First-year 70%: $28.77 Apprentice: 3-period program Cement finisher/materi- als tech./painter/scaffolder (SAIA)/welder Third-year 90%: $35.13 Second-year 80%: $31.22 First-year 70%: $27.32 Apprentice: 3-period program Welder CWB Third-year 90%: $35.51 Second-year 80%: $31.56 First-year 70%: $27.62 Apprentice: 2-period program Tower crane Second-year 85%: $34.94 First-year 70%: $28.77 Apprentice: 1-period program Boom Truck First-year 70%: $27.32 Editor's notes: Travel allowances: Will be paid from union's Edmonton, Calgary or employer's base of operations office: $86 each way for 101 to 200 kilometres radius: $122 each way for 201 to 300 kilometres; $147 each way for 301 to 375 kilometres; $220 for 376 and beyond kilometres or actual airfare. Daily accommodation allowance: Location subsistence amount for area: $150 for Athabasca/Fox Creek/Cold Lake/Grande Prairie/Peace River/Lloydminster areas; $140 for Fort McMur- ray; $135 for Red Deer/Edson; $110 for Edmonton (client approval required). Prescription safety eyewear: Employer will reimburse any employee 50% of cost of prescription safety eyewear lenses, maximum $100. Employee must have worked for 1,200 hours with employer and additional 4,000 hours from last time reimbursed for following purchases. Meal allowance: $40 or meal will be provided for employees who work beyond 12 hours in 1 day. April 12, 2021 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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