Canadian Labour Reporter

August 9, 2021

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Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond duties specification agreement (10 hours per week; 140 per term; 280 per year. Maximum of 8 hours per day, except for field trips if necessary). Medical benefits: Employer pays union $190 (previously $160) for each employee who is a graduate teaching assistant as of Nov. 1, and any additional unique GTA appointed fol- lowing March 1 and Aug. 1 to contribute towards cost of health-care plan arranged and administered by union. Paramedical: Each Nov. 1, em- ployer pays union $51,000 (pre- viously $50,000) into health- care plan to be disbursed to employees in bargaining unit for sole purpose of mental health support. Sick leave: 14 paid hours per 140 hours of appointment, pro-rated based on number of hours in appointment. Only applies to regularly scheduled classroom or laboratory con- tact hours. LTD: Employer will grant leave of absence without pay for long-term sick leave provided medical evidence of such need, is submitted to employer. Time spent on leave will not count as employment. Pension: University of Western Ontario pension plan for mem- bers of administrative staff. Bereavement leave: 10 paid hours to arrange or attend funeral of parent, stepparent, foster-parent, sibling, spouse, child, spouse's child, stepchild, ward, spouse's parent, grand- parent, grandchild. Where extensive travel is required, 15 paid hours. On request, em- ployer may provide paid leave for greater period if circum- stances call for it. Probationary period: 1 aca- demic term of employment. May be extended to second term if employee is not able to meet per- formance expectations during first term appointment. Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months or 2 terms of employ- ment. Safety shoes: $120 for initial pair of employer-required safety shoes. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2% increase): Graduate teaching assistantship: $46.29 rising in 2 steps to $47.22 Editor's notes: Religious holidays: With at least 1 month's notice, employee will be entitled to reschedule assigned hours of work without loss in pay to observe holidays of employee's religion other than specified 11 days, provided religion is listed in multifaith calendar distributed by Equity and Human Rights Services. Academic freedom: Employees have right to teach and speculate without deference to prescribed doctrine as long as said teaching and speculation has academic substance and is fully pertinent to each work assignment. GTA fund: Employer will pay to union $175,000 by Jan. 31 for fund intended to address financial challenges faced by employees. Increases to $178,000 on Jan. 31, 2022 and $180,000 on Jan. 31, 2023. PUBLIC TRANSIT City of Regina Regina (250 transit system employees) and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local 588 a Renewal agreement: Ef- fective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on May 1, 2019. Shift premium: Employee will be paid minimum rate for posi- tion when employee replaces another employee temporar- ily in in-scope position for 1 or more consecutive working days. One-half regular rate for layover time for operators op- erating at special events, such as football games, where they are required to layover. $2 per hour during time instructing and training employees while instructing and training new operators, once they have at- tained SGI (Saskatchewan Government Insurance) li- cense. $2 per hour for instruct- ing and training new dispatch- ers into service. $1 per hour to shift employees whose majority of regular hours of work fall be- tween 3 p.m. and 7 a.m. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 0.058 hours per hour of service to start, 0.077 hours per hour of service after 7 years, 0.096 hours per hour of service after 15 years, 0.115 hours per hour of service after 23 years for per- manent employees. 0.061 hours per hour of service to start, 0.082 hours per hour of service after 7 years, 0.103 hours per hour of service after 15 years, 0.123 hours per hour of service after 23 years for permanent employees who work 8.5 hour day or 7.83 hour day on 5/5/4 work week. Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week; double time after 2 hours of overtime. Time and one-half for work after 10 hours (for employees who work 10-hour shifts); double time after 2 hours of overtime. Double time for work after 7 hours and 20 minutes per day or 36 hours and 40 minutes per week for of- fice employees. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Em- ployer will provide $300 per year (previously $200 per year) health spending account. Dental: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums. Sick leave: .069 hours for each hour of service, maximum of 1,598 hours for schedule C employees; 1,744 hours for all other employees. Life insurance: All employees, as condition of employment, will apply for group life insur- ance. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse, child, father, mother, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild. Immediate family will also include someone for whom employee had equiva- lent step, common-law, in-law relationship). 1 additional day to employees that must travel more than 300 kilometres out- side Regina; 2 additional days to employees that must travel out of country. employee may utilize up to 2 of 3 days' leave — to be taken within 1 calendar year following initial leave — for deferred ceremonies. 1 day when employee is designated executor of estate. Seniority – recall rights: 12 months if is not employed in union position. Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours at regular rate for each call- in; double time for each hour employees works overtime on call-in. Probationary period: 1 year for new employees; 6 months for existing employees who move into different positions. Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for employee com- plaint file, including discipline letter and accompanying docu- mentation. Severance: 2 1/3 days of per for each year of service for all employees, hired prior to Jan. 1, 2014, who have been employed for 10 or more years. Safety shoes: $150 every year for 1 pair of non-slip (to oils and wet surfaces) black pol- ishable footwear (as per dress code) for schedule A. $225 every year for 1 pair of CSA- approved for schedule B. $100 each year or $200 every 2 years for schedule C. Uniforms/clothing: Opera- tors will be issued: 2 pair of pants; 3 shirts; 1 shorts; 1 suit- able winter hat; 1 pair socks; 1 suitable winter jacket; 1 pair of footwear. Dispatchers will be issued: 2 pair of pants; 4 shirts; 1 suitable winter hat; 1 suitable winter jacket; 1 pair of footwear. Service and in- formation clerks, revenue and service clerks will be issued: 2 pair of pants; 3 shirts; 1 pair of footwear. Employer will supply class 1 high visibility jackets < from pg. 1 3 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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