Building Products of Canada

Edmonton (112 plant workers) and Unifor 777

Renewal agreement: Effective May 15, 2017, to May 14, 2021. Ratified on Sept. 12, 2017. Signed on Oct. 5, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective May 15, 2017: 1%
Effective May 15, 2018: 1.25%
Effective May 15, 2019: 1.3%
Effective May 15, 2020: 1.5%
Shift premium: $1 per hour (previously $0.99 per hour) for employees working on 4 p.m. to midnight shift. $1.18 per hour (previously $1.16 per hour) for employees working on the midnight to 8 a.m. shift. Rotating-shift employees will be paid $0.68 per hour (previously $0.66 per hour) for all hours worked during week when job being performed is scheduled on continuous operations. $0.90 per hour for employees when cleaning asphalt kettles, RF2 pan and RTO (main piping leading from RF2 to RTO unit). Lead hand will be paid $1 per hour above highest classification of roofing RF1. $0.25 per hour for steam-plant lead hand who has second-class ticket. Defibrator OP will receive $0.20 per hour on gypsum runs.
Paid holidays: 12 days. 
Vacations with pay: 1 day per month, maximum 2 weeks to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 3 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 19 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 30 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Double time after 10 hours per day. May be banked, maximum 40 hours per year. 
Meal allowance: $11.50 or meal up to equivalent amount if employee works 10 hours in 8-hour shift. 20-minute paid meal break if employee works more than 10 hours. Additional $11.50 plus 20-minute paid meal break if employee works 14 hours. 
Medical benefits: Employer will provide flex-benefits program.
Pension: Employer will provide defined contribution pension plan.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, child, father, mother. 3 days for death of brother, sister, parent-in-law. 2 days for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandparents. 1 day for death of spouse’s grandparents, other relatives. 
Seniority – recall rights: 6 months with less than 2 years of seniority; 8 months with less than 5 years of seniority; 12 months after 5 years of seniority. 
Call-in pay: Employer will pay minimum transportation allowance of $10.
Probationary period: 640 hours worked (previously 3 months). 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months for verbal or written warnings, 18 months for suspensions.
Safety shoes: Employer will pay $180 per year (previously $165 per year) for safety shoes, the wearing of which is mandatory. May be combined year over year. 
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply coveralls for all plant employees. 
Tool allowance: Employer will have tools replaced for employee who damages or wears out personal tools while performing work for employer. $200-per-year tool allowance for employees classified as a tradesman A.
Mileage: $10 per trip if personal vehicles are used to go from main plant to BP warehouse location or from BP warehouse to main plant.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.1% increase):
Job group
G: $35.49 rising 3 steps to $36.95
F: $31.74 rising 3 steps to $33.05
E: $30 rising 3 steps to $31.23
D: $28.92 rising 3 steps to $30.10
D-2: $27 rising 3 steps to $28.12
C: $26.64 rising 3 steps to $27.74
B: $25.81 rising 3 steps to $26.87
A: $25.18 rising 3 steps to $26.21
Process support: $23.46 rising 3 steps to $24.42
Editor’s notes: Ear plugs: Employer will pay for customized ear plugs once every 5 years.

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