Board of School Trustees Dist. No. 54 Bulkley Valley

Smithers, B.C. (140 educational, IT employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2145

Board of School Trustees Dist. No. 54 Bulkley Valley
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Signed on Feb 25, 2020.

Wage adjustments:

Effective July 1, 2019: 2%

Effective July 1, 2020: 2%

Effective July 1, 2021: 2%

Shift premium: When employee does not receive minimum rest period (10 hours between shifts), employee will be paid at overtime rates of pay for all hours worked on subsequent shift at change to employee’s shift schedule. $1 per hour to special education assistants or education assistants working with students identified for funding purposes within ministry defined categories of autistic, severe to profound and/or multi-handicapped students for hours assigned to these students. $0.90 per hour (previously $0.65 per hour) for each hour on afternoon shift. $1.05 per hour (previously $0.80 per hour) for each hour on night shift. $0.90 per hour for employee appointed as lead-hand. $1.20 per hour will be paid to employees while doing: cleaning domestic hot-water tanks; re-bricking boilers; cleaning fuel tanks; spray painting; while exposed to raw sewage; cleaning oil-fired furnaces or boilers; changing of air-handling unit, filters and servicing. $1.50 per hour above trades-certified rate for maintenance foreman. $0.20 per hour for every shift certification is required (as per WorkSafeBC regulations) for first-aid attendant.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 1.25 days per month, maximum 15 days, or 6% to start, 15 days or 6% after 2 years, 20 days or 8% after 6 years, 25 days or 10% after 13 years, 30 days or 12% after 21 years. Employee leaving employer before employee has taken vacation will be entitled to proportionate payment of wages in lieu of such vacation; deceased employee’s estate will be credited with value of vacation credits owing them. Employee may carry over 5 days to following year and may request more days to be carried over. All cash left in accrual will be paid out in September each year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week for theatre technician; double time after 3 hours of overtime. Time and one-half for all work after 7 hours per day for clerical and education assistants; 8 hours per day for all others; 35 hours in 1 week for clerical and education assistants; more than 40 hours in 1 week for all other employees; double time after 3 hours of overtime. Time and one-half for work on Saturday or first day of rest; double time for work on Sunday or second day of rest. Overtime may be taken as time off but must be used by Aug. 31 or cash payout will be made (June 30 for 10-month employees).

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for B.C. government medical plan and medical travel benefits (extended health benefit plan supplement).

Dental: Employer pays 90% of premiums, employee pays 10% of premiums. Maximum coverage of $1,500.

Sick leave: 1.5 days per month, maximum accrual of 120 days.

LTD: All employees will participate in plan as condition of employment.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for employees who will be covered under terms and conditions of Public Education Benefits Trust (PEBT) life insurance plan or equivalent with benefits at 2 times salary (as condition of employment).

Pension: All eligible employees covered by agreement will participate in and be covered by provisions of municipal pension plan.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of parent, spouse, common-law spouse, brother, sister, child, grandchild, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months after layoff. Employee will retain their seniority accumulated up to date of leaving unit but will not accumulate any further seniority if employee is transferred to position outside bargaining unit.

Call-in pay: Minimum of 3 hours of pay at overtime rates.

Probationary period: 45 working days.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 48 months.

Safety shoes: $250 every 2 years for all regular employees required to wear safety boots in accordance with WorkSafeBC regulations applicable to worksite.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide and clean all protective clothing, coveralls, gloves as required. Employer will provide reimbursement, maximum $100 per school year, for special education assistants/education assistants when accompanying students in pool as requirement of assignment.

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

Student labourer: $17.20 rising 2 steps to $17.54

Labourer: $21.57 rising 2 steps to $22

Custodian: $22.41 rising 2 steps to $22.86

Custodian/first aid level 2/noon-hour supervisor: $22.89 rising 2 steps to $23.35

Maintenance 1: $22.89 rising 2 steps to $23.35

Apprentices or helpers: $22.89 rising 2 steps to $23.35

Maintenance 2: $23.73 rising 2 steps to $24.21

Theatre technician: $23.73 rising 2 steps to $24.21

Maintenance 3: $24.02 rising 2 steps to $24.50

Maintenance trades (non-certified): $26.18 rising 2 steps to $26.70

Trades certified: $30.88 rising 2 steps to $31.50

Groundsman: $22.75 rising 2 steps to $23.21

Bus driver: $24.23 rising 2 steps to $24.72

Foreman custodian: $25.46 rising 2 steps to $25.97

Maintenance foreman: $30.41 rising 2 steps to $31.02

Foreman of custodian and transportation: $30.88 rising 2 steps to $31.50

Technology

Information technology administrator: $30.88 rising 2 steps to $31.50

Information technology senior support: $23.76 rising 2 steps to $24.24

Information technology support: $22.89 rising 2 steps to $23.35

Special education assistant/education assistants

Education assistant start: $19.71 rising 2 steps to $20.10

Education assistant 90 days: $20.37 rising 2 steps to $20.78

Education assistant 1-year: $21.23 rising 2 steps to $21.66

Education assistant special ed start: $23.76 rising 2 steps to $24.24

Education assistant special ed 90 days: $24.40 rising 2 steps to $24.89

Education assistant special ed 1-year: $25.44 rising 2 steps to $25.95

Strong start coordinator: $28.96 rising 2 steps to $29.54

Library clerk start: $19.71 rising 2 steps to $20.10

Library clerk 90 days: $20.37 rising 2 steps to $20.78

Library clerk 1-year: $21.23 rising 2 steps to $21.66

Library clerk 2 start: $23.76 rising 2 steps to $24.24

Library clerk 2 90 days: $24.40 rising 2 steps to $24.89

Library clerk 2 1-year: $25.44 rising 2 steps to $25.95

Secretary 1 start: $20.07 rising 2 steps to $20.47

Secretary 1 90 days: $20.70 rising 2 steps to $21.12

Secretary 1 1-year: $21.56 rising 2 steps to $21.99

Secretary 2 start: $24.14 rising 2 steps to $24.62

Secretary 2 90 days: $24.95 rising 2 steps to $25.45

Secretary 2 1-year: $25.81 rising 2 steps to $26.33

Secretary 2 part-time start: $21.09 rising 2 steps to $21.51

Secretary 2 part-time 90 days: $21.89 rising 2 steps to $22.33

Secretary 2 part-time 1-year: $22.74 rising 2 steps to $23.20

Secretary 2 SIS: $26.19 rising 2 steps to $26.71

Secretary 3 start: $25.44 rising 2 steps to $25.95

Secretary 3 90 days: $26.29 rising 2 steps to $26.82

Secretary 3 1-year: $27.13 rising 2 steps to $27.68

Accounts payable clerk start: $24.52 rising 2 steps to $25.01

Accounts payable clerk 90 days: $25.32 rising 2 steps to $25.83

Accounts payable clerk 1-year: $26.18 rising 2 steps to $26.70

Human-service worker start: $23.76 rising 2 steps to $24.24

Human-service worker 90 days: $24.40 rising 2 steps to $24.89

Human-service worker 1-year: $25.44 rising 2 steps to $25.95

Indigenous-support service worker 1 start: $20.07 rising 2 steps to $20.47

Indigenous-support service worker 1 90 days: $20.70 rising 2 steps to $21.12

Indigenous-support service worker 1 1-year: $21.56 rising 2 steps to $21.99

Indigenous-support service worker 2 start: $22.54 rising 2 steps to $22.99

Indigenous-support service worker 2 90 days: $23.35 rising 2 steps to $23.81

Indigenous-support service worker 2 1-year: $24.20 rising 2 steps to $24.68

Indigenous-support service worker 3 start: $24.38 rising 2 steps to $24.86

Indigenous-support service worker 3 90 days: $25.24 rising 2 steps to $25.74

Indigenous-support service worker 3 1-year: $26.07 rising 2 steps to $26.59

Editor’s notes: Payment of unused sick leave: Employee will receive — upon termination of employment — unused accumulated sick leave after minimum of 10 years of service: 25% of unused sick leave after 10 years of service; 40% of unused sick leave after 15 years of service; 60% of unused sick leave after 20 years of service. Death benefits: If employee dies, benefits will remain in effect for 3 months following month in which death occurred and employee’s salary will continue for 2 pay periods at regular rates without any bonuses following pay period in which death occurred. Pre-retirement counselling: Employer will provide 2 unpaid days to members of Local 2145 for seminar for pre-retirement counselling purposes. Employee assistance plan: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums for plan.

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