AT Limited Partnership

Plaster Rock, N.B. (Logging employees) and Unifor Local 114N

Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2019. Signed on Oct. 21, 2015.

Wage adjustments:

Effective May 1, 2016: 2%
Effective May 1, 2017: 2%
Effective May 1, 2018: 2%
Calculated by CLR.

Paid holidays:
8 days.

Vacations with pay:
2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 4 years, 4 weeks after 9 years, 5 weeks after 17 years and 6 weeks after 25 years.  3 floating holidays after 1 year of continuous service (previously 2).

Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 9 hours per day or 45 hours per week. Time and one-half for all hours worked between 7 a.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. Time and one-half for all hours worked on a statutory holiday, in addition to holiday pay.

Medical benefits
: Employer pays 80% of premiums. $300 per year for chiropractic treatments, providing for 80% of fees.

Employer pays 75% of premiums. Plan provides for 80% of dentist’s usual and customary fees.

Employer pays 100% of premiums to a maximum of $150 every 2 years.

Weekly indemnity:
Employer pays 75% of premiums and employees pay 25%.

: $25,000 per eligible employee.

Life insurance:
$25,000 per eligible employee. Retiring employee 60 years of age or older will maintain $2,500 life insurance paid fully by the employer.

Bereavement leave:
5 days for employee’s spouse, child or stepchild. 3 days for employee’s father, mother, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, grandparent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law or grandchild.

Seniority – recall rights:
9 months to start, 1 year after 7 months of service and 2 years after 5 years of service.

Call-in pay:
Time and one-half for time worked or 4 hours at regular rate of pay.

Sunset clause is 1 year.

Safety shoes:
Employees will be reimbursed 20% of the cost of safety boots.

Safety gloves for skidder operators and fellers working with steel cable will be charged to the employee’s account. Worn out safety gloves will be replaced at no cost.

45¢ per km (previously 44¢). 46¢ effective May 1, 2017. 47¢ effective May 1, 2018.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 2% increase):

Feller buncher operator: $24.25 per hour
Delimber operator: $24.25
Grapple skidder operator: $22.28
Skidder operator: $22.73
Feller or bucker: $22.39
Cable logging crew: $23
Slasher operator: $24.73
Spacing saw operator (thinner): $22.39
Grader operator: $24.07
Utility truck with back-hoe operator: $23.84
Plow truck operator: $23.84
Truck driver semi-trailer: $23.84
Truck driver (general): $22.39
Truck driver helper (general): $22.39
Truck driver P/W (company): $22.39
Truck driver helper P/W (company): $21.64
Processor operator: $24.25
Forwarder operator: $23.59
Knuckle boom loader operator: $24.07
Front end loader operator: $24.07
Tractor driver (heavy): $24.07
Truck driver (light): $22.39
Nursery worker: $21.90
Carpenter (qualified): $22.39
Handy man: $21.90
Garage utility man: $22.10
Marker: $22.06
General labourer: $21.64

Editor’s notes
: Fire protection: 9 hours’ pay per day for employees required to remain at camp over the weekend for fire protection purposes. Forest fires: Employees called to extinguish forest fires on company land will be paid at the regular rate of pay for time worked.  

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