Canam Group

Calgary (101 production employees) and the Iron Workers Shopmen’s Local, 805 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers

Canam Group
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Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2025. Ratified on Sept. 18, 2020. Signed on June 1, 2020.

Wage adjustments:

Effective June 1, 2020: 1.25%

Effective June 1, 2021: 1.5%

Effective June 1, 2022: 1.5%

Effective June 1, 2023: 2%

Effective June 1, 2024: 2%

Shift premium: $0.20 per hour for designated first-aid attendants with valid ticket. $1.15 per hour for employees working on second and third shifts.

Paid holidays: 11 days plus last 4 regular work hours on last regular workday before New Year’s Day and Christmas Day.

Vacations with pay: 14 days or 4% to start, 14 days or 5% after 1 year, 21 days or 7% after 4 years, 28 days or 9% after 10 years, 28 days or 10% after 15 years, 35 days or 10% after 19 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after regular work hours or in excess of regular workday. Double time after 14 hours of overtime in 1 week. Time and one-half for all work on Sunday, double time after 8 hours of work.

Meal allowance: Employer will provide adequate meal or $15 if lunch is not provided when employee works more than 10 hours in 1 day and is not given advance notice on previous day.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. 100% reimbursement for basic services, maximum $1,600 per year per family member. Effective June 1, 2023: $1,700 per year per family member. Effective June 1, 2024: $1,800 per year per family member.

Vision: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Maximum $200 for each 24-month period for glasses, contact lenses, laser eye surgery. Maximum $100 for each 24-month period for eye exam for persons 19 to 64 years old.

Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Coverage of 66.67% of regular weekly salary begins on first day for accidents, third day for sickness, maximum 26 weeks.

STD: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Coverage of 66.67% of regular weekly salary begins on first day for accidents, third day for sickness, maximum 26 weeks.

LTD: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Coverage of 65% of regular monthly salary begins after 26 weeks, maximum $45,000 per year.

AD&D: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Coverage of $50,000.

Life insurance: Employer pays 68% of premiums, employee pays 32% of premiums. Coverage of $50,000.

Pension: Employer pays $1 per hour worked to Shopmen’s Local Union No. 805 Pension Trust Fund. Effective June 1, 2021: $1.05 per hour. Effective June 1, 2022: $1.10 per hour. Effective June 1, 2023: $1.15 per hour. Effective June 1, 2024: $1.20 per hour.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, child. 3 days for death of mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 18 months when employee hasn’t performed any work due to layoff, illness, injury; 24 months due to compensable WCB illness or injury; 6 months when employee leaves bargaining unit for 6 consecutive months to work as shop supervisor for company.

Call-in pay: Pay at applicable overtime rate or 4 hours of pay at applicable overtime rate, whichever is greater, for employee who reports to work during 12 consecutive hours immediately following regular quitting time of regular shift.

Probationary period: Aggregate total of 90 days or 720 worked hours, whichever comes first, within 6 months of first day of employment.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for discipline steps.

Safety shoes: Employer will pay employees $0.10 per hour work as safety boot premium.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply employees with gloves as often as required. Employer will pay employees $0.10 per hour work as clothing premium.

Tool allowance: Employer will supply all tools including tapes, tape refills, chipping hammers on sign-out basis.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 7.2% increase):

Crew leader (production quality control)/electrician Alberta ticket/millwright/machinist: $32.93 rising 4 steps to $35.29

General maintenance/jig leader/welding leader: $31.59 rising 4 steps to $33.85

Joist checker and splicer/structural steel fabricators and welders: $30.88 rising 4 steps to $33.10

Yard shipper receiver/joist welder: $29.83 rising 4 steps to $31.97

Joist assembler trainee: $27.87 rising 4 steps to $29.86

Janitor/labourer (after 3 months): $22.55 rising 4 steps to $24.16

Janitor (first 3 months): $18.65 rising 4 steps to $19.98

Probationary employees will be paid 10% per hour less than classification rate for aggregate total of 50 days or 400 worked hours, whichever comes first, with 6 months from first date of employment.

Apprentices

First-year: 70% of steel fabricator (Alberta ticket) and welder rates

Second-year: 80% of steel fabricator (Alberta ticket) and welder rates

Third-year: 90% of steel fabricator (Alberta ticket) and welder rates

Editor’s notes: Apprentice training pay: $100 per week while attending school upon successful completion of current training year. Prescription safety glasses: Employer will supply employee with prescription safety glasses plus $50 for frames.

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