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March 27, 2017

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6 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS March 27, 2017 rising 5 steps to $35.65 Supervisor, safety and security: $32.60 rising 5 steps to $35.65 Lump sum: all employees will receive $750 (previously $500) when agreement is signed. AMT 2: $2,000 per year annual allowance. Editor's notes: Standby pay: When employee is needed to be on standby during off-duty hours, payment of $20 for each 8 consecutive hours will be made. Wash-up time: When needed, wash-up time will be permitted. Flu shot provision: The employer will reimburse employees for the cost of an annual flu shot. Parking: The employer will provide parking at no cost to all employees, with access to electrical plug-ins when air temperature is below -15 Celsius. Justice fund: Employer will contribute $0.01 per employee per hour to the PSAC Social Justice Fund. RETAIL TRADE Prince Albert Co-Operative Association Prince Albert, Sask. (300 workers, sales and service occupations) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 1, 2015, to Nov. 30, 2019. Signed on Oct. 24, 2016. Wage adjustments: Effective Dec. 1, 2016: 2% Effective Dec. 1, 2017: 2% Effective Dec. 1, 2018: 2% Shift premium: $0.75 per hour for all hours worked after 6 p.m. Time and one-half for all hours worked that fall within 10 hours of employee's last hours of work. $20 per day when em- ployee works as a department manager. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 3 weeks af- ter 1 year, 4 weeks after 9 years, 5 weeks after 19 years, 6 weeks after 25 years. Overtime: Time and one-half for first 3 hours worked in any 1 day in excess of 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. Double time for overtime hours after the first 3. Time and one-half for all hours worked on a statutory holiday. Drivers may bank over- time pay, maximum 40 hours. Sick leave: 8 hours for every 173 hours worked. Any employ- ee with 60 days' accumulated sick leave receives 35% of regu- lar salary of unused sick leave over the 60-day maximum. No extra pay for employees below the 60-day maximum until it is obtained. Pension: Employees contribute 6% of pay, company matches the contributions. Bereavement leave: Up to 5 working days for death of immediate family member (spouse, parent, sibling, child, parent-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, grandchild). Up to 5 unpaid days for emergencies or sickness of immediate fam- ily member. Required time off without pay for attending fu- neral as pallbearer. Up to 2 days with pay for death of grandpar- ent. Seniority – recall rights: 12 months. Probationary period: 520 hours/3 months. Severance: 1 week's notice or pay in lieu for service time be- tween 3 months and 1 year; 2 weeks' notice or pay for service time between 1 and 3 years; 4 weeks for service time between 3 and 5 years; 6 weeks for ser- vice time between 5 and 10 years; 8 weeks for service time greater than 10 years. Safety shoes: Company reim- burses 50% of the cost of safety boots for employees required to wear them. Uniforms/clothing: Company provides and launders smocks, aprons, coveralls and mitts for lumber and agro workers. Com- pany provides uniform shirts and pants to all employees. Up to 2 fleece jackets/vests pro- vided on a 50/50 cost-shared basis. Meat department em- ployees provided with sweaters or jackets. Sample rates of hourly pay (current): Clerk/cashier, pump person, yard clerk, bakery sales clerk: $11.44 rising in 9 steps to $17.68 Office clerk, assistant head ca- shier: $13.53 rising in 7 steps to $18.51 File maintenance, head cashier, grocery supervisor, cake deco- rator: $14.57 rising in 7 steps to $20.06 Pharmacy assistant: $13.53 ris- ing in 9 steps to $18.36 Pharmacy technician: $21.33 rising in 7 steps to $27.46 Meat cutter, petroleum driver, fertilizer driver: $17.69 rising in 7 steps to $22.57 Driver: $13.53 rising in 7 steps to $18.93 Yard foreman: $13.53 rising in 7 steps to $20.06 Home centre clerk: $12.48 ris- ing in 9 steps to $18.36 Maintenance: $17.34 rising in 9 steps to $25.50 Senior clerk: $0.75 above clerk's salary (when designated by management) Clerk/cashier (Domremy/ Smeaton/Paddockwood/Can- wood): $11.19 rising in 7 steps to $13.80 Petroleum driver: $17.69 rising in 7 steps to $22.57 Clerk/cashier (Wakaw): $11.44 rising in 7 steps to $15.06 Meat cutter, produce opera- tor: $12.48 rising in 7 steps to $17.56 Lumber clerk: $12.48 rising in 7 steps to $16.30 Editor's notes: Contract negotiations: Maximum of 72 hours will be paid for negotiations. The union committee will be limited to 4 employees from Prince Albert and 2 employees from any of the branches with no more than 1 from any 1 department. Union shop decals: The employer will permit the ILWU to install a union shop decal in each of its business locations. The decal will be posted in a place approved by the employer, but the decal will be placed in a position where it can be seen by the public. Minimum wage increase: If the minimum wage increases, the starting rates of all classifications in the agreement will be increased in order to maintain a minimum level of $0.25 above minimum wage. Minimum wage: If the minimum wage increases, starting rates of all classifications will be increased to maintain a minimum of $0.25 above minimum wage.

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