City of North Bay

North Bay, Ont. (290 inside, outside employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 122

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2019. Signed on May 24, 2017.
Shift premium: $0.80 per hour (previously $0.70 per hour) when employee works split shift. $1.05 per hour (previously $0.85 per hour) for each hour worked on second shift (evening). $1.15 per hour (previously $0.95 per hour) for each hour worked on third shift (graveyard). $1.05 per hour for each hour worked outside of regular work hours for department (from normal quitting time until midnight). $1.15 per hour for each hour worked between midnight and regular day-shift start-time for department. Transit employees: $1.05 per hour for all hours worked between 4 p.m. and midnight; $1.15 per hour for all hours worked between midnight and 8 a.m. $1.15 per hour for all hours worked on Sunday.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 2 years, 4 weeks after 10 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 20 years. May be carried over, maximum 150% of normal annual vacation entitlement. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 7 hours per day, 8 hours per day or 10 hours per day. Time and one-half for all work on Saturday, Sunday.
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 
Vision: 80% coverage, maximum $250 every 24 months. 80% coverage, maximum $55 every 24 months for eye examinations.
Sick leave: 10.5 hours per month for 7-hour per day employees. 12 hours per month for employees who work more than 7 hours per day. 
LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 
AD&D: Coverage of 2-times employee’s annual earnings. 
Life insurance: Coverage of 2-times employee’s annual earnings. 
Pension: All employees will — as a condition of employment — participate in Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (spouse, partner, child, stepchild, parents, sister, brother, grandchild). 3 days for death of father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, grandparents, sister-in-law, brother-in-law. 1 day for death of spouse’s grandparent. Employee may request to take 1 day from allocated time for celebration-of-life service, memorial service, burial, internment that is delayed or postponed to later date.
Seniority – recall rights: 24 months. 
Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours’ pay at time and one-half.
Probationary period: 3 months for full-time, 60 working days for part-time. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Safety shoes: $195 per year. Effective Jan. 1, 2018: $205 per year. Effective Jan. 1, 2019: $215 per year. $90 twice per year for outside public works, parks, arenas, water and wastewater facilities operational and maintenance and landfill employees to purchase winter rubber boots. 
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide rubber boots, rubber suits, rain hats, gloves. Operational employees in water and wastewater facilities will be provided 2 pairs of rubber boots due to risk of cross-contamination between facilities. If employee is required to purchase and maintain suitable working attire, $445 clothing allowance per year will be paid. 
Tool allowance: $700 per year. Effective Jan. 1, 2018: $720 per year. Effective Jan. 1, 2019: $740 per year for mechanic, mechanical charge hand fire, mechanical department charge hand (evenings), apprentice mechanic, sewer and water mechanic and W&WVVF industrial millwrights.
Mileage: $0.50 per kilometre. 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3% increase):
Labourer/truck driver: $23.61 rising 2 steps to $24.32
Elephant vac op: $24.12 rising 2 steps to $24.85
Arena maintenance person 2: $24.88 rising 2 steps to $25.63
Excavator operator: $26.40 rising 2 steps to $27.20
Carpenter class 2 (roads): $27.92 rising 2 steps to $28.77
Electrician: $28.68 rising 2 steps to $29.55
Licensed mechanic: $29.45 rising 2 steps to $30.34
Water and wastewater facilities/industrial millwright charge hand: $30.21 rising 2 steps to $31.12
Water and wastewater facilities - operator 2: $31.22 rising 2 steps to $32.17
Custodian: $23.61 rising 2 steps to $24.32
Information clerk receptionist: $24.88 rising 2 steps to $25.63
Clerk cashier (T&W): $25.64 rising 2 steps to $26.41
Accounting clerk (banks): $26.40 rising 2 steps to $27.20
Clerk dispatcher (PW): $27.16 rising 2 steps to $27.98
Budget analyst: $27.92 rising 2 steps to $28.77
Building inspector 1: $29.45 rising 2 steps to $30.34
Field tech 1: $30.21 rising 2 steps to $31.12
Building inspector 2: $31.22 rising 2 steps to $32.17
Editor’s notes: Medical certificate: Maximum $25 if employer requests employee to provide medical certificate for illness. Citizenship oath: Employee may be provided time off with pay to attend swearing-in ceremonies to obtain Canadian citizenship. Long-service recognition: Employer will provide extra time off for long-service employees (1 day after 5 years, 1.5 days after 10 years, 2 days after 15 years, 2.5 days after 20 years, 3 days after 25 years). Hearing aids: $500 maximum per lifetime. 

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