Toronto (180 manufacturing employees) and Unifor, Local 6006
Renewal agreement: Effective Oct. 29, 2019 to Oct. 28, 2022. Ratified in October 2019. Signed Nov. 1, 2019.
Effective Oct. 29, 2019: 1.3%
Effective Oct. 29, 2020: 2%
Effective Oct. 29, 2021: 1.9%
Effective April 30, 2022: 1.3%
Shift premium: $0.60 per hour for lead-hand $0.50 per hour for afternoon shift. $0.95 per hour for night shift.
Paid holidays: 10 days including 1 floating day.
Vacations with pay: Statutory minimum to start, 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 11 years, 5 weeks after 20 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for work in excess of 8 hours per day (except for shifts that regularly work more than 8 hours per day) and all work performed on Saturday. Double time for all work performed on Sunday and statutory holidays.
Medical benefits: Employer will $76 per month for employee without dependants, $119 per month for employee with dependants (previously $73.50 per month for employee without dependants, $116.50 per month for employee with dependants) to insurance provider. Effective October 29, 2021: $78.50 per month for employee without dependants, $121.50 per month for employee with dependants.
Bereavement leave: 4 consecutive regular working days for death of parent, sibling, spouse, child, parent-in-law, including funeral. If employee is unable to attend funeral, then 2 days. 1 day to attend funeral of grandparent or grandchild, plus option of 1 additional unpaid day for grandparent.
Seniority – recall rights: 6 months for layoffs. 75 days for employee transferred to position outside collective agreement.
Probationary period: 75 working days for full-time employees; 432 hours worked for part-time employees. 500 hours for apprentices.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Severance: In event of permanent closure, one-half of regular week’s pay for each completed year of continuous service to start; 1 week for each completed year of continuous service after 5 years; 2 weeks for each completed year of continuous service after 13 years.
Safety shoes: $150 per calendar year for CSA-approved shoes through approved provider. Amount for 2 pairs for sanitation or maintenance workers.
Uniforms/clothing: Company provides caps, aprons, uniforms to all employees and is responsible for laundering.
Tool allowance: $125 per quarter for purchase and replacement of tools necessary to perform normal requirements of job.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3.2% increase):
Qualified A mechanics with industrial electrician’s license or equivalent: $31.62 rising 3 steps to $32.27
Qualified industrial mechanics: $28.60 rising 3 steps to $29.25
Packaging technician class A: $22.05 rising 3 steps to $22.70
Packaging technician class B/peters cream machine operator: $20.82 rising 3 steps to $21.47
Maintenance (handyman junior): $20.62 rising 3 steps to $21.27
Maintenance (handyman senior): $28.68 rising 3 steps to $29.33
Bakeshop reliver/crème mixer/cutting machine operator/mixer operator, ingredient processor/shipper receiver: $20.55 rising 3 steps to $21.20
Dough feeder/wire cut, shipper/receiver-helper: $20.34 rising 3 steps to $20.99
Packers/palletizer/gen. warehouse worker/sanitation worker: $20.12 rising 3 steps to $20.77
New employees hired after Oct. 8, 2010: 90% of rate (first year), 95% (second year).
First 1,000 hours: 65% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Second 1,000 hours: 70% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Third 1,000 hours: 75% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Fourth 1,000 hours: 80% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Fifth 1,000 hours: 85% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Sixth 1,000 hours: 90% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Seventh 1,000 hours: 95% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Eighth 1,000 hours: 95% of journeyperson’s wage rate
Upon successful completion of apprenticeship exam: 100% of journeyperson wage rate
Editor’s notes: Social justice fund: Employer will contribute $1,500 per year to Unifor social justice fund. Employee education fund: Employer will contribute $0.03 per hour to Unifor national paid education leave program.