Armada Toolworks

Lindsay, Ont. (213 manufacturing employees) and Unifor, Local 222

Armada Toolworks
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2022. Ratified in April 2019. Signed on June 21, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Aug. 1, 2019: 3.3%

Effective Nov. 1, 2020: 2.3%

Effective Nov. 1, 2021: 2.5%

Shift premium: $0.65 per hour for afternoon shift. $0.80 per hour for midnight shift. $1 per hour for lead-hands.

Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 2 float days between Christmas and New Year’s.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for hours worked greater than 40 in 1 week (37.5 on midnight shift) and all hours on Saturday; double time for hours worked on Sunday and statutory holidays. Straight-time rate for working on float day between Christmas and New Year’s, in addition to pay for float day.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 80% for basic services. Maximum $2,500 per covered person per year.

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Eye examinations, including refractions, where allowed by provincial legislation once every 24 months (12 months for dependent children). $230 every 24 months for eyeglass frames, lenses, contact lenses and dispensing fees.

Paramedical: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Coverage of $500 per year for chiropractor, naturopath, osteopath, podiatrist/chiropodist, psychologist, speech therapist, massage therapist (physician referral required), physiotherapist, acupuncturist, social worker.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 1 times annual earnings, maximum benefit $100,000.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 1 times annual earnings, maximum benefit $100,000.

Pension: Employer matches employee contributions.

Bereavement leave: 4 consecutive working days (previously 3 days) for death of spouse, partner, child, stepchild, parent, sibling, grandparent, parent-in-law, grandchild. 1 day with pay to attend funeral of sibling-in-law, child-in-law, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle. 1 day compassionate leave if unable to attend funeral of immediately family member.

Seniority – recall rights: Lesser of 36 months or length of seniority (minimum 1 year) for layoffs; 2 years or length of seniority (minimum 1 year) if employee is absent due to illness or injury.

Call-in pay: Minimum of 3 hours’ pay or hours worked at time and one-half when called in for emergency duties after leaving work.

Probationary period: 60 days worked. 120 days worked for plastic material handler.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months; 24 months for disciplines concerning harassment.

Safety shoes: $200 per employee on date of ratification; $210 for die-cast employees. Employees are eligible for replacement shoes 1 calendar year following original purchase.

Uniforms/clothing: Pants and shirts provided to material handlers, salvage, junior and senior process tech classification. Employer will provide shop coats, coveralls, shirts, pants for skilled trades employees.

Tool allowance: $300 reimbursement per year for tool room, maintenance skilled trades employees.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current starting/6-month wage, after 2.5% increase):

Work associate 1: $16.44/$17.71 rising 1 step to $16.89/$18.16

Work associate 2: $16.85/$18.12 rising 1 step to $17.30/$18.57

Salvage: $17.26/$18.73 rising 1 step to $17.71/$19.18

Die-cast machine operator: $17.72/$18.99 rising 1 step to $18.17/$19.44

Plastics material handler/driver: $18.28/$19.76 rising 1 step to $18.73/$20.21

Assembly material handler and set-up: $18.88/$20.27 rising 1 step to $19.33/$20.72

Quality inspector/jr. process tech A: $19.38/$20.78 rising 1 step to $19.83/$21.23

Shipper receiver: $18.88/$21.29 rising 1 step to $19.33/$21.74

Jr. process tech B: $20.13/$21.53 rising 1 step to $20.58/$21.98

Jr. process tech C: $20.98/$22.38 rising 1 step to $21.43/$22.83

SR plastics process tech A: $24.36/$25.76 rising 1 step to $24.81/$26.21

SR plastics process tech B: $27.10 rising 1 step to $27.55 (no progression levels)

SR plastics process tech C: $28.43 rising 1 step to $28.88 (no progression levels)

Die-cast set-up: $19.96/$21.50 rising 1 step to $20.41/$21.95

Die-cast process tech: $23.21 rising 1 step to $26.93 $23.66/$27.38

Licenced tradesperson: $28.65/$30.30 rising 1 step to $29.10/$30.75

Non-licenced tradesperson $26.96/$27.80 rising 1 step to $27.41/$28.25

Mould repair: $32.20/$32.80 rising 1 step to $32.65/$33.25

Tool and die: $29.96/$30.55 rising 1 step to $30.41/$31

CNC operator/preventative maintenance: $25.96/$26.80 rising 1 step to $26.41/$27.25

Editor’s notes: Prescription safety glasses: Will be provided as needed if change to prescription as result of medical condition. Paid education leave: Employer will pay $0.02 per hour for all compensated hours into special fund for paid education leave. Orthopedic shoes: $350 per year. Hearing aids: $500 every 5 years.

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