Canadian Niagara Hotels

Niagara Falls, Ont. (450 hotel employees) and the Workers United Canada Council Local 2347

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 9, 2015, to Jan. 5, 2018. Signed on June 8, 2015.

Wage adjustments:
Effective Jan. 6, 2016: 2.5% for non-gratuity staff
2% for gratuity staff
Effective Jan. 6, 2017: 2.5% for non-gratuity staff
2% for gratuity staff
Calculated by CLR.

Shift premium: 25¢ per hour for employees acting as a First Aid Attendant. Employees acting as First Aid Attendants must hold a valid St. John Ambulance certificate or its equivalent. $2 per bag in and $2 per bag out for bell staff handling tour bags.

Paid holidays: 10 days.

Vacations with pay: Vacation pay at 4 per cent of total earnings to start, 2 weeks’ vacation after 1 year, 3 weeks after 4 years, 4 weeks after 10 years and 5 weeks after 20 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 44 hours per week.

Medical benefits: 80% reimbursement of eligible prescription drugs to a maximum of $3,500 for employees with single coverage and a total of $5,000 for employees with family coverage.

Dental: 80% reimbursement of total cost. $25 annual deductible. Dental recall every 9 months.

AD&D: $17,000. $18,000 effective Jan. 6, 2017.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for employee’s father, mother, spouse, child, spouse’s child, brother, sister, grandparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 9 months.

Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours’ pay at time and one-half.

Probationary period: 680 hours worked.

Safety shoes: $140. Safety shoes or boots must bear the CSA green triangular patch indication they are Grade One footwear equipped with a steel toes that stands up to 125 joules and feature sole protection from nails and other sharp objects.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer provides uniforms as required. Employer provides repairs to uniforms when necessary. Maintenance employees will receive 3 sets of uniforms at the start of each new season. If the employer introduces a new style of uniforms, employees will be consulted and have an opportunity to make recommendations.

Mileage: 27¢ per km.

Sample rates of pay, current:
Lead hand room attendant: $16.48 per hour
Room attendant II: $15.48
Room attendant I: $15.18
Lead hand houseperson: $13.80
Houseperson/Night cleaner: $12.93
Doorperson: $11.98
Lead hand bellman: $11.56
Bellperson: $11.56
Valet parking attendant: $11.98
Character doorperson: $13.09
Senior maintenance mechanic: $21.64
Tile setter/Carpet layer: $17.84
Carpenter: $17.84
Lead hand maintenance: $19.41
Mechanic I: $18.44
Mechanic II: $17.80
Painter: $17.80
Maintenance utility: $15.61
Utility house person: $14.61
Stewards: $12.81
Cleaner kitchen: $12.65
Fine-dining server-sommelier: $10.36
Server: $9.94
Room service: $9.94
Busperson: $12.81
Bartender: $13.33
Chef de partie: $16.74
Cook I: $16.74
Demi-chef de partie: $16.42
Cook II: $16.42
Commis: $15.20
Cook III: $15.20
Apprentice 3rd year: $14.87
Apprentice 2nd year: $14.30
Apprentice 1st year: $13.11
Utility attendant: $12.16
Cook IV/Buffet attendant: $12.65
Pantry: $12.65
Storeroom attendant: $14.14
Dining room cleaner: $12.80
Banquet captain: $18.37
Host bartender: $10.03
Cash bartender: $12.30
Banquet porter: $13.49
Coat checker: $12.33
Server: $9.94
Cashier: $11.61
Cook I: $16.74
Cook II: $16.42
Cook III: $15.20
Cook IV: $12.66
Steward: $12.81

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