City of Brooks

Brooks, Alta. | (68 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1032

City of Brooks
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2026. Signed on Nov. 1, 2022.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2023: $1.50 per hour

Effective Jan. 1, 2024: %1.75

Effective Jan. 1, 2025: %1.75

Effective Jan. 1, 2026: %1.25

Shift premium: Time and one half or applicable overtime rate for all hours worked, whichever is greater, for each check when employee is assigned to perform plant or equipment checks in recreation and facility services department. $1 per hour for employees whose scheduled duties continue after 10 p.m. Monday to Friday or work on Saturday and Sunday for full regularly scheduled shift.

Paid holidays: 12 days, plus National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, plus 1 flex day (must be used within next year of service and cannot be carried over).

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 2 years, 4 weeks after 6 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 20 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for first 4 hours per day; double time thereafter. Employee may bank time off in lieu of being paid overtime, maximum 50 hours in any calendar year. Any banked overtime accumulated prior to Dec. 1 of any year must be scheduled to be taken prior to Dec. 1 and taken prior to Dec. 31 of that year or will be paid out.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums. Employer will provide $500 per year for health spending account.

Sick leave: 0.5 days per month for each month of employment cumulative to maximum credit 85 days.

STD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

AD&D: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Pension: Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan.

Bereavement leave: 4 days for death of parent, guardian, wife, husband, common-law spouse, brother, sister, child, grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law. Additional 3 days when death or end-of-life service occurs outside Alberta. 1 day, without pay, to attend funeral as pallbearer.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months after layoffs; 6 months after appointment to position outside scope of agreement. 24 months after absence from work due to illness or accident.

Call-in pay: Minimum of 3 hours at applicable overtime rate for all hours worked for each call-in.

Probationary period: 6 months (employer extend this period further 3 months).

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for disciplinary suspension without pay; 12 months for disciplinary warnings or reprimands.

Severance: 1 week after 3 months; 2 weeks after 2 years; 4 weeks after 4 years; 5 weeks after 6 years; 6 weeks after 8 years; 8 weeks after 10 years.

Safety shoes: $150 per year for CSA-approved safety footwear. Employee may accumulate amount for up to 2 years.

Uniforms/clothing: $100 per year for swim suits. All employees in public works, recreation and parks departments will be issued maximum 2 sets of regular coveralls and 1 set of insulated coveralls per year.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Cashier: $24.13

Receptionist: $24.13

CSR team lead: $24.13

Protective services clerk: $24.13

Engineering clerk: $24.13

Development clerk: $24.13

Public works secretary: $24.13

Works and utilities admin. Assistant: $24.80

Records management clerk: $24.80

Entry level RCMP clerk: $25.43

RCMP clerk: $26.74

Senior RCMP clerk: $27.50

Accounts payable clerk: $26.74

Utility clerk: $26.74

Tax and assessment clerk: $26.74

AR collections clerk: $26.74

Administration and finance clerk: $26.74

Senior accountant: $34.32

Jr. engineering technologist: $29.76

Sr. engineering technologist: $36.80

GIS/junior planner: $34.32

Network administrator: $34.32

Recreation programmer: $23.48

Pool shift supervisor 1: $25.28

Pool shift supervisor 2: $27.64

Pool shift supervisor 3: $30.26

Aquatic foreman: $35.58

Program coordinator: $32.70

Recreation operators 1: $25.28

Recreation operators 2: $27.64

Recreation operators 3 $30.26

Parks maintenance 1: $25.28

Parks maintenance 2: $27.64

Parks maintenance 3: $30.26

Public works maintenance 1: $25.28

Public works maintenance 2: $27.64

Public works maintenance 3: $30.26

Building maintenance operator 2: $30.27

Building maintenance operator 3: $32.72

Utility operator 1: $30.54

Editor’s notes: Standby: Minimum 3 hours at applicable overtime rate of pay or applicable overtime rate for all hours worked, whichever is greater, whenever employee is called-in to work. Employees will be paid $40 per day (previously $35 per day). Long-service pay: $200 after 5 years’ service; $300 after 10 years’ service; $400 after 15 years’ service; $500 after 20 years’ service; $600 after 25 years’ of service; $700 after 30 years’ service; $800 after 35 years’ of service.

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