Canadian Labour Reporter

March 20, 2017

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3 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS < from pg. 1 per hour Effective third year: $0.30 per hour Effective fourth year: $0.35 per hour Shift premium: Afternoon shift: $0.55 per hour (previ- ously $0.50 per hour) for work that begins between 1 p.m. and 10:59 p.m. Night shift: $0.60 per hour (previously $0.55 per hour) for work that begins between 11 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. Lead hand: $1 per hour. Main- tenance relief: $5 per hour. Paid holidays: 10 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks af- ter 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 12 years, 5 weeks after 20 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked after regu- lar hours or on a Sunday. Meal allowance: When em- ployee works more than 10 hours per day, meal or $15 will be provided. Medical benefits: Burnbrae Farms Group Benefit Plan. Employee contributes $46 per week for cost of plan. Dental: Alberta Retail Meat Industry Dental Plan. Sick leave: 40 hours per year. Banked time is paid out in No- vember. If employee has not used any time, a bonus of 2 days will be paid. Pension: Canadian Commer- cial Workers' Industry Pension Plan. Bereavement leave: 1 week for death in immediate fam- ily (spouse, legal dependant, parent, child, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, niece, nephew, step relatives, any relative living in the household of the employee). Seniority – recall rights: 6 months. Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours' pay. Probationary period: 300 hours of 60 days, whichever comes first. Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years. Safety shoes: $150 (previously $120). Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide smocks to each em- ployee and will pay for launder- ing. Overalls will be supplied to employees in the maintenance department. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after $0.95 in- crease): Candler/packer: $19.20 rising 3 steps to $20.15 Line packer: $19.05 rising 3 steps to $20 Over-wrap operator: $19.05 ris- ing 3 steps to $20 Shipper/receiver: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Machine operator: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Order selector: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Pack-off labour: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Loader: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Sanitation: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Quality control: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21 Head shipper/receiver: $21.05 rising 3 steps to $22 Line tech: $21.05 rising 3 steps to $22 Utilities coordinator: $21.05 ris- ing 3 steps to $22 Trainer: $21.05 rising 3 steps to $22 Head order selector: $21.05 ris- ing 3 steps to $22 Maintenance: $31.84 rising 3 steps to $32.79 Editor's notes: Deletion of Boxing Day as a paid holiday: Boxing Day will no longer be recognized as a paid holiday. In exchange, the employer will pay all qualified employees 10 hours to be paid in November each year. MINING Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Allan, Sask. (450 workers, mine employees) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers Intl. Union (AFL-CIO/CLC) Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2019. Signed on Oct. 6, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective May 1, 2014: 2.5% Effective May 1, 2015: 2.75% Effective May 1, 2016: 2.75% Effective May 1, 2017: 2.5% Effective May 1, 2018: 2.5% Shift premium: $2.35 per hour for shift workers on afternoon and midnight shifts. Rises to $2.40 per hour on May 1, 2017, and $2.45 per hour on May 1, 2018. $0.40 per hour while working underground. $1.60 per hour for working on Satur- day or Sunday, rising to $1.65 per hour on May 1, 2017, and $1.70 per hour on May 1, 2018. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 10 work- ing hours per month of service (max. 120 hours) to start, 120 working hours after 1 year, 128 working hours after 6 years, 136 working hours after 7 years, 144 working hours after 8 years, 152 working hours after 9 years, 160 working hours after 10 years, 200 working hours after 15 years. Can be carried over to the next vacation year only. Overtime: Double time for time actually worked in ex- cess of daily scheduled hours worked in excess of the averag- ing provision in effect. Double time for hours worked on scheduled days off. If scheduled days off are changed with less than 24 hours' notice, double time for first day worked of pre- viously scheduled days off. Meal allowance: $20, if work- ing more than 2 hours overtime following scheduled shift and every 4 hours thereafter. Dental: Company provides 80% coverage of basic services, 50% to 100% for other services, to a maximum of $1,600 per indi- vidual. Vision: Company provides 80% coverage for eye exams, eye- glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery every 24 months, up to $325. Sick leave: 64 hours per year. Up to 24 hours can be banked and accumulated; accumulated hours beyond 24 will be con- verted to pay. STD: 70% of basic rate up to 17 weeks, provided that at least 3 accumulated sick days are used prior to benefits taking effect. LTD: 70% of base rate monthly earnings taking effect on expi- ration of weekly accident and sickness benefit. Continue until recovery, retirement age, other gainful employment, or death. AD&D: 2 times basic annual earnings to nearest multiple of $1,000. Various proportions for loss of limbs, hands, eyes, speech, hearing, or digits. Life insurance: 2 times annual earnings to nearest multiple of $1,000. $10,000 for spouse, $7,000 for eligible dependant. Pension: Defined contribution pension plan. Employees con- tribute 3% of earnings, matched by company. Bereavement leave: Up to 2 shifts within 5-day period for death of immediate family member. Funeral leave of up to 2 shifts for funeral of immedi- ate family member. Up to one Vacation bonus: $200 for employees with 1 year of service; $250 for employees with 5 years of service; $300 for employees with 10 years of service.

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