Coast Mountain Bus

New Westminster, B.C. | (190) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4500

Coast Mountain Bus
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2022. Ratified on Jan. 28, 2020. Signed on Feb. 10, 2020.

Wage adjustments:

For transit supervisors, TComm supervisors, non-trades classifications

Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 3%

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 3%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 3%

Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2.5%

For all other classifications

Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2% plus $1.95 per hour

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 3%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 3%

Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 2.5%

Shift premium: 200% for all regular hours of work performed on Christmas Day, and statutory holidays which fall on Sunday for shift workers. $2.25 per hour for all hours of shift that fall outside day shift for transit supervisors and transit communications supervisors. $2.25 per hour for entire shift for all shifts where 50% or more of employee’s regularly scheduled hours fall outside day shift for maintenance employees. 200% for work performed on sixth and seventh consecutive days for relief supervisors who are on 5-day workweek. $1 per hour (previously $0.90 per hour) for service support employees who provide training to trainee supervisors, and who submit written evaluations based on training, for all time spent conducting training and completing written assessments.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 5 years, 5 weeks after 11 years, 6 weeks after 23 years. Employees with 3 weeks or 4 weeks of vacation entitlement and 5 or more years of service will be permitted to bank up to 1 week of vacation and take it in following year or later; employees with 5 or weeks or entitlement may bank up to 2 weeks.

Overtime: 150% for all time worked in excess of regular scheduled hours, maximum 1 hour; 200% after 1 hour of overtime. All authorized overtime on scheduled day off will be paid at 150% for first hour, 200% for all additional time. 200% for all time worked in excess of regular scheduled hours or on scheduled day off for maintenance employees. Time may be banked, maximum 75 hours.

Meal allowance: 1 half-hour paid meal break for operations employees who work 3 hours or more beyond end of scheduled shift; 1 half-hour paid meal break for maintenance employees who work 4 hours or more beyond end of scheduled shift. Additional half-hour paid meal break for each subsequent 4 hours worked.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Vision: $500 per person in 24-month period includes eyeglass and laser eye surgery coverage and routine eye examinations that are performed by physician or optometrist.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Bereavement leave: 37.5 hours to employee for death of spouse (including common-law, same-sex), child, foster-child, mother, father, sister, brother. 22.5 hours for death of father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, legal guardian.

Seniority – recall rights: 24 months after layoff.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours of pay, at overtime rate, if employee is called into work on regular day off. 1 half-hour meal period, at prevailing overtime rates, and employer will provide meal or reimburse employee for reasonable meal expenses incurred when employee is called in and works 4 hours of overtime.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for disciplinary letters, exclusive of any absence that exceeds 15 working days.

Severance: 2 weeks of earnings after 6 months of service; 3 weeks or earnings after 3 years of service; 1 week’s pay for each additional year of service thereafter.

Safety shoes: $200 every 12 months for transit supervisors in second pay period in January. When safety shoes are required, employer will pay 100% of cost, maximum $200 for 1 pair per year or $400 per 2-year period, with replacement being on proof of need and footwear purchased must be suitable for work performed. Employer will bear 100% of cost of repairing such footwear.

Uniforms/clothing: Initially, each transit supervisor will be issued 1 sweater, 6 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, 1 utility belt, 3 ties, 1 hat (either baseball cap or peak cap). Employees will also be given option of 3-in-1 (long) jacket or 3-in-1 (patrol bomber) jacket or rain pants. Cleaning allowance of $12 per pay period will be paid to each transit supervisor.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):



Minimum: $22.26

Maximum: $26.82


Minimum: $24.26

Maximum: $29.23


Minimum: $26.45

Maximum: $31.86


Minimum: $28.83

Maximum: $34.73


Minimum: $31.42

Maximum: $37.86


Minimum: $34.25

Maximum: $41.27


Minimum: $37.33

Maximum: $44.98


Minimum: $40.69

Maximum: $49.03


Minimum: $44.35

Maximum: $53.44


Minimum: $48.35

Maximum: $58.25


Minimum: $51.97

Maximum: $62.62


Minimum: $55.87

Maximum: $67.31


Transit supervisors

Minimum: $39.01

Maximum: $47

Editor’s notes: Standby: 2 hours of pay, at straight-time rates, for any 24-hour period, commencing at 8 a.m. on day in which they work on regular shift; 4 hours of pay, at straight-time rates, when regular shift is not worked in 24-hour period. Training: 150% of straight time rate for time spent at training if employee is required to take training on shift other than regularly scheduled shift or on regular day off. Hearing aids: $1,000 reimbursement per hearing aid every 5 years. Prescription safety glasses: $275 per 2-year period.

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