B & L Security Patrol

Vernon, B.C. (34 security employees) and Unifor Local 114

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2018. Signed on May 23, 2015.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective May 1, 2017: 55¢
Shift premium: $5 per shift for training new hire during first 3 months of new employee’s employment. $5 per shift for working night shift.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks and 4% after 1 year, 4 weeks and 6% after 4 years (previously 3 weeks), 5 weeks and 10% after 10 years, 6 weeks and 12% after 15 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for hours over 45 in a week or 9 in a day. After 3 hours of time and one-half in a day, employees get double time. Double time for hours in excess of 60 per week.
Meal allowance: TL2 tax forms annually for expenses during trips over 50 km.
Medical benefits: 100% of premiums paid by employer for Medical Services Plan of B.C. to employee age of 70.
Dental: 100% to a maximum of $2,000 per year for basic services. 50% per year for major restorative services, with maximum combined with basic services. 50% with a lifetime maximum of $1,500 for dependants under 18. Dental recall and recall exams covered for 1 each per year.
Vision: $200 every 2 years. $100 per year for eye examinations for children, per 2 years for adults.
Paramedical: $300 per practitioner per year (previously $500). $500 every 5 years for hearing aids.
Weekly indemnity: 66.667% of weekly earnings to EI maximum.
Sick leave: Unpaid leave with doctor’s note, which employer will pay for up to $25.
LTD: 66.667% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $5,000 per month and 119 days. Coverage to age 65.  Employer will pay up to $100 for medical fees related to claim. 
AD&D: $25,000, dropping by 50% after 65 and ending at 70.
Life insurance: $25,000, dropping by 50% after 65 and ending at 70.
Bereavement leave: 5 days with pay for spouse (including common law or same-sex partner), parents or stepparents of employee and spouse, children, sister or brother, and grandchildren (previously 3 days).  3 days with pay for death of grandparent, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, or parent in law. Employee can request 2 further days without pay.
Seniority – recall rights: 1 year for over 1 year of service, 4 months for under 1 year of service.
Call-in pay: 2 hours’ pay, minimum, at time and one-half .
Probationary period: 480 hours or 120 days from date of hire, whichever comes first.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years, provided no reoccurrence of same offence during that time (previously 3 years).
Severance: 1 week’s pay per year of service up to 8 weeks' pay.
Uniforms/clothing: $800 interest-free loan for employees to purchase bullet-resistant vests, paid back in $50 increments on each pay cheque. Employer will provide uniform and any other necessary equipment.
Tool allowance: 4 hours straight time per year for gun practice, with 100 rounds for practice and 100 rounds for qualifications provided by employer. 
Mileage: 40¢ per km and employer pays to upgrade auto insurance for business use.
Sample rates of pay (current, after 55¢ increase):
$14.71 while on probation, rising in 6 steps to $19.45 after 9 years.
Editor’s notes: Family responsibility leave: 5 days without pay per year to meet responsibilities related to care, health or education of a child or any other member of immediate family. Maternity/parental/adoption leave: 2 days with pay for birth or adoption of a child, on top of federal government’s leave policies.

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