Canada Cartage

Provincewide, British Columbia (160 owner-operators) and Teamsters Canada

Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 9, 2014, to July 18, 2018. Signed on July 30, 2015.

Wage adjustments:  
$1,000 upon ratification

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 11 years.  All vacation leave is unpaid.

Medical benefits: Teamsters’ National Benefit Plan.

Sick leave: Company will continue to pay Health and Welfare Plan fees and union dues so employee will be covered.
Company will dock pay for contributions normally paid by employee. The employee may at no time owe more than 5 months contributions to employer.

Bereavement leave: 3 unpaid days for spouse, mother, father, son, daughter, sister, brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, stepsons, and stepdaughters. Stepparents are included if they had the status of the employee’s father or mother. 3 unpaid days for employee’s spouse’s grandparents only if the employee attends the funeral. If notified of the death during a shift, the employee will be excused for the rest of the day.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year.

Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours.

Probationary period: 65 days for new hires. 15-day trial period for current employees applying to other positions within the company.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 15 months.

Uniforms/clothing: $275 every year for uniforms. The company will supply employees with any required safety equipment.

Mileage: Owner-operators: $1.185 per km for Loblaws Okanagan. $1.860 for ALC contract only. $1.185 for Safeway. $1.260 for CoreMark. $1.260 for Canada Bread. $1.135 for Canadian Mileage. $1.175 for U.S. Mileage.
Drivers of owner-operators: 53¢ Category #1 200-300 miles return trip. 49¢ Category #2 301-400 miles return trip. 47¢ Category #3 over 401 miles return trip.  

Sample rates of pay (current):
$30 per hour for wheels not turning
$40 plus 19% fuel surcharge for wheels turning
$35 drop rate (per stop)
Drivers of owner-operators:
$22.22 for class 1 Tractor (work time/wait time/layover time)

Editor’s notes: Leave: 1 unpaid month upon approval by the company. 1 month leave in conjunction with employee’s holidays every 3 years with 6 months’ notice. Toll route: Employer will pay tolls if directed to take a toll route. Jury duty: Leave without pay for summons on a day the employee would have worked. Drivers’ abstracts: Employees must provide written permission for the company to obtain 1 per year. Shorts: Employee may wear shorts between May and September as long as the customer approves and they are in accordance with the company issued uniform. Trip rates: Owner-operators: $465 for UPS Seattle. $585 for UPS Auburn (Supply Chain Solutions).  Drivers of owner-operators: $220 UPS Seattle. $250 UPS Auburn (Supple Chain Solutions). Delays for mileage paid ddrivers (highway): Paid at wheels not turning hourly rate: International border crossing (all time after 1 hour per round trip). Breakdown of company/customer equipment (after 1 hour per round trip on the basis of 8 hours paid, 8 hours unpaid). Shops and drops, loading and unloading, coupling and uncoupling, switches (after 1 hour per round trip). Other justifiable delays not attributable to the employee (after 1 hour per round trip on the basis of 8 hours paid, 8 hours unpaid). Rehabilitative employment: Immediately following a period of disability with benefits paid under the plan, an employee can return to work on a trial basis, on full or limited duty, for up to 30 days at regular hourly pay.

To read the full story, login below.

Not a subscriber?

Start your subscription today!