Canadian Labour Reporter

March 20, 2017

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4 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS March 20, 2017 full shift to attend funeral as pallbearer. Seniority – recall rights: 1 year. Call-in pay: $25 or $0.55 per kilometre travelled from place of residence if employee called out after leaving site and is given less than 12 hours' no- tice. Greater of 6 hours at basic hourly rate or 2 times basic hourly rate for all hours worked. Probationary period: 560 hours within 12 consecutive months. Severance: 1 week's notice for employees of less than 3 years; 3 weeks' notice for employees of 3 to 5 years; 5 weeks' notice for employees of more than 5 years' service. Safety shoes: $300 per year for clothing and boots. Uniforms/clothing: Work gloves provided by company. Tool allowance: Tools supplied by company. Sample rates of pay (current): $29.07 per hour, rising in 22 steps to $44.12 per hour. Editor's notes: Vacation bonus: $200 for employees who reach 1 year of service; $250 for employees who reach 5 years of service; $300 for employees who reach 10 years of service. STEEL MANUFACTURING Hamilton Specialty Bar Hamilton, Ont. (170 plant and maintenance employees) and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers Intl. Union (USW), Local 4752 Renewal agreement: Effec- tive April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on March 18, 2016. Wage adjustments: COLA allowance: For each 0.3 increase to the CPI (1971=100), $0.01 per hour will be paid. Shift premium: Turn premi- um: $0.50 per hour for all work beginning between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $0.55 per hour for all work beginning between 10 p.m. and midnight; $0.50 per hour for last 4 hours of a 12-hour day shift; $0.50 per hour for first 4 hours on a 12-hour night shift; $0.55 per hour for last 8 hours of a 12-hour night shift. $1.25 per hour for all shifts began on Sunday. $1 per hour for all shifts began on Saturday. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 9 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 14 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 22 years, 7 weeks or 14% after 30 years. Meal allowance: $8.50 for working more than 3 hours of overtime. Medical benefits: Drugs and medicines: smoking cessation drugs, maximum $400 lifetime per person; erectile-dysfunc- tion drugs, maximum $1,000 per person per year. Dental: Coverage for remov- able appliances: 80%, maximum $1,500 per person per year. Coverage for major services such as crowns, inlays, on-lays, fixed bridgework: 100%, maxi- mum $2,000 per person per year. Orthodontic: 60% cover- age, maximum $1,500 lifetime. Vision: $100 per eye for glasses or contact lenses. $300 for opti- cal surgery. Paramedical: $500 per person per year for chiropractor, os- teopath, naturopath, podiatrist, physiotherapist, speech thera- pist, masseur. Maximum $200 per year for surgery performed by a podiatrist. Weekly indemnity: 70% of one job rate lower than employers times 40 hours per week, maxi- mum 52 weeks. LTD: $1,000 per month, after weekly indemnity payments cease. AD&D: $10,000 coverage. Life insurance: $30,000 cover- age. Pension: Pension Plan for Bargaining Unit Employees of Hamilton Specialty Bar (2007). Bereavement leave: 40 or 48 scheduled hours for death in immediate family (spouse, common-law spouse, son, daughter, mother, father, broth- er, sister, mother-in-law, father- in-law). 24 or 36 scheduled hours for death in extended family (son-in-law, daughter-in- law, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, stepmother, step- father, stepchild, sister-in-law, brother-in-law). Seniority – recall rights: Mini- mum 20 months, maximum 48 months based on employee's seniority. Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours' pay. Probationary period: 90 days, 180 days for a student em- ployee. Discipline: Sunset clause is 15 months. Safety shoes: Employer will pay for 1 pair of boots with metatar- sal protection from approved supplier. Employer will provide 25% discount from approved supplier for 1 pair of regular safety boots. Employer will re- imburse $25 if employee buys from non-approved supplier. Uniforms/clothing: Employer will allow melt-shop employ- ees, scarfers, welders, rolling mill employees to purchase flame-retardant pants at ap- proved supplier, maximum 3 pairs. Employer will provide fire-retardant jackets, leggings, gloves, face shields. Employer will provide 1 pair of work gloves per week for mainte- nance personnel. Employer will provided roof and ladle builders and helpers with leather-faced work gloves. Employer will provide coveralls for mainte- nance personnel. Employer will provide arc-flash protection for industrial electricians. Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Labour: $23.40 Utility tech: $24.18 Service tech: $24.97 Operating tech 1: $25.76 Operating tech 2: $26.15 Maint. tech: $27.34 Sr. oper. tech: $27.34 Sr. maint. tech: $27.93 Editor's notes: Humanity fund: The employer will deduct $0.01 per hour Steelworkers Humanity Fund. Emergency shifts: An employee may be required to work past scheduled hours if an emergency situation arises: major mechani- cal or electrical breakdown; unforeseen events such as fire, flood, accident, injury; when the safety of an employee is in jeopardy; hot spots appearing in furnaces, ladles or tundish; urgent repair work to plant or equipment (applies to maintenance personnel only); natural disasters; act of God; furnace, ladle & tundish boiler plate failure; caster or strand breakouts. Income sharing fund: 5% of the employer's EBITDA will be paid out in lump sums. Hearing aids: $1,000 every 2 years. Income sharing fund: 5% of the employer's EBITDA will be paid out in lump sums.

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