Canadian Labour Reporter

April 30, 2018

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April 30, 2018 6 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS employee is required to work more than 2 hours' overtime, employee will receive paid time off to eat at end of shift. Meal period will be paid at applicable overtime rate. Medical benefits: Employ- er pays 100% of premiums for Teamsters - Transport Health and Welfare Trust Plan. Coverage includes: group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, weekly indemnity, long-term disability, dental, extended health, Medical Services Plan of BC (administration). Sick leave: After 1 year of ser- vice, 1/2 day per month, max- imum 30 days. Pension: Employer will con- tribute $2.55 per hour (previ- ously $2.45 per hour) to Team- sters' National Pension Plan. Effective Jan. 1, 2019: $2.65. Effective Jan. 1, 2020: $2.75. Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of parent, spouse, broth- er, sister, child, parent-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, stepchildren, legal guardian, grandparents, grandchildren, spouse's grandparents. Seniority – recall rights: 1 year. Probationary period: 90 days. Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months. Uniforms/clothing: Employ- er will provide any needed uniform or coveralls that will be maintained by employer. Employee must furnish suitable clothing, shoes, gloves, win- ter-weather protective clothing. Maintenance shop employees will be provided with clean coveralls. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.6% increase): 5-axle rate: $25.70 rising 3 steps to $26.88 6-axle rate: $25.70 rising 3 steps to $26.88 7-axle rate: $25.70 rising 3 steps to $26.88 8-axle rate: $25.70 rising 3 steps to $26.88 Sample rates of hourly pay (current): New-hire rates Students referred from truck- driving schools First month: $13 Second month: $17 Third month: $18 Fourth month: $19 Fifth month: full-rate New hires with no tank-truck experience (after 90-day proba- tionary period) First month: $17 Second month: $18 Third month: $19 Fourth month: full-rate New hires with tank-truck ex- perience Start: full-rate Sample rates of mileage (cur- rent, after 4.6% increase): 5-axle: 0.3705 rising 3 steps to 0.3874 6-axle: 0.3748 rising 3 steps to 0.3919 7-axle: 0.3796 rising 3 steps to 0.3970 8-axle: 0.3841 rising 3 steps to 0.4016 Sleeper differential 5-axle: 0.0318 rising 3 steps to 0.0332 6-axle: 0.0318 rising 3 steps to 0.0332 7-axle: 0.0318 rising 3 steps to 0.0332 8-axle: 0.0318 rising 3 steps to 0.0332 Editor's notes: Ferries rate: When employees ride ocean ferries with equipment on trips that exceed 8 hours (Port Hardy-Prince Rupert and Alaska ferries) employee will be paid at straight time hourly rate for one-half total hours spent in making trip. Medical exam: When employee is required by employer to take medical outside of regular hours of work, employer will pay maximum 2 hours' straight time wages for time spent. Industry fund: Employer will make contributions of $0.05 per hour to Teamsters Local No. 31 Union/Industry Advancement Fund. SOCIAL SERVICES Pastew Place Detox Centre of Fort McMurray Fort McMurray, Alta. (11 aide workers, kitchen staff ) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2545 Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2017, to April 30, 2018. Ratified on Dec. 21, 2017. Signed on Feb. 20, 2018. Shift premium: $0.25 per hour for any shift between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday to Sunday. $0.50 per hour for any day shift between 7 a.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. $2 per hour for all hours worked in any out- of-scope position for 1 hour or more. Paid holidays: 11 days. Vacations with pay: 2 blocks after 1 year, 3 blocks after 3 years, 4 blocks after 7 years, 5 blocks after 10 years. (Block is defined as 4 days of work). Overtime: Time and one-half for all work beyond full-time employee's regular schedule. Part-time, casual employees will be paid at overtime rate when hours worked exceed 12 hours per day or when hours worked exceed 84 hours per pay period. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Sick leave: 12 days per year, cannot be carried over to fol- lowing year. If employee does not use any sick days, employee will be credited with additional block of vacation entitlement for following year. STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums. LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums for 66 2/3% of annual salary to age 65. AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Bereavement leave: 48 hours for death of immediate family member (parents, spouse (same-sex included), com- mon-law spouse, fiancé(e), brothers, sisters, children (in- cluding step, foster- and ward), parent-in-laws, grandparents, grandchildren). 36 hours for death of extended family member (aunts, uncles, former guardian, any relatives residing in employee's household). 1 day to attend funeral as pallbearer. Seniority – recall rights: 14 months (previously 12 months). Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours' pay at overtime rate. Probationary period: 3 months. Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months (previously 2 years). Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 11.4% in- crease): Detox-client aide worker/ detox-client aide/kitchen aide: $22.29 rising 1 step to $24.83 Editor's notes: Staff meetings: Employees who are scheduled to attend on off days will be paid 1-hour minimum for attendance at overtime rates for monthly staff meetings. Employees who attend staff meetings on work days will be paid at straight time with overtime rates applying for all hours worked beyond regularly scheduled hours. Critical illness leave: Every year, employee will be granted 48 hours of leave, without loss of pay and benefits, to care for im- mediate family members who are critically ill. Domestic-violence leave: Employees will be granted up to 10 days of unpaid leave per year without loss of benefits or seniority, if addressing situation of domestic violence.

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