Corporation of the City of Victoria

Victoria (850 inside, outside employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 50

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2020. Signed on Sept. 22, 2017. 
Wage adjustments: 
Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 1.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 2%
Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2%
Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2%
Shift premium: Time and one-half for all work outside normally scheduled work-day or shift, for 1 or 2 days/shifts (may be taken as time off in lieu). After 2 days/shifts, $0.75 for each hour worked between end of regular workday and midnight; $0.85 per hour for each hour worked between midnight and commencement of regular work. $0.75 per hour for work between 4 p.m. and midnight. $0.85 per hour for work between midnight and 8 a.m. $50 bi-weekly to each TQ mechanic who possesses government certification for installing, servicing, inspecting, issuing CVI permits of vehicles with propane or natural gas (alternative) fuel systems. $0.75 per hour for employees working in hot asphalt and using hand tools. $0.75 per hour for employees working in ditches 8 feet or greater in depth, or working on super structure or below deck of Johnson Street or Point Ellis Bridges.
Paid holidays: 12 days. 
Vacations with pay: 1/12 of 15 days per month to start, 15 days after 1 year, 18 days after 4 years, 23 days after 8 years, 28 days after 16 years, 30 days after 25 years, 33 days after 30 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week for outside employees; 7 hours per day or 35 hours per week for inside employees. Double time after 3 hours of overtime. Double time for all work after midnight any day and on Sunday. Double time for all work on sixth and seventh days, 5 consecutive days of work. May be taken as time off in lieu.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 80% of premiums, employee pays 20% of premiums. Employer pays 80% of premiums, employee pays 20% of premiums for B.C. Medical Services Plan.
Dental: Employer pays 80% of premiums, employee pays 20% of premiums. 100% coverage for basic services. 50% coverage for prosthetic appliances, crown and bridge procedures. 50% coverage for orthodontics, $2,500 lifetime maximum.
Vision: Employer pays 80% of premiums, employee pays 20% of premiums. $400 every 2 years for 1 pair of eyeglasses or laser eye surgery. $100 (previously $75) every 2 years for eye examinations for employee, dependants.
Sick leave: 1 day per month of service to start; 12 days after 1 year; 18 days after 5 years; 24 days after 15 years. Maximum accrual 130 days. 
Life insurance: Employer pays 80% of premiums, employee pays 20% of premiums for coverage of 3 times (previously 2 times) annual salary. 
Pension: All employees will participate in Municipal Pension Plan.
Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of family member (spouse, common-law spouse, parents, children, stepchildren, stepparents, brother, sister, in-laws, grandparents, grandchildren, foster-parents, foster-children, same-sex spouse, relative living at same residence as employee). 2 additional days for travel time. One-half day to attend funeral or act as pallbearer.
Seniority – recall rights: 12 consecutive months. 
Call-in pay: 3 hours of pay at rate or time worked plus travel at overtime rate, whichever is greater.
Probationary period: 6 consecutive months. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Safety shoes: Employer will use chit system and contribute $100 per year for footwear required by WorkSafeBC.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply through laundry service or direct issue appropriate coveralls or smocks on as-needed basis. All outside employees will be issued 1 pair of leather gloves or 2 pairs of rubber gloves.
Tool allowance: $0.35 per hour to mechanics who are required by employer to provide own hand tools as condition of employment. Employer will also provide $10,000 tool insurance, with $500 deductible. 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 6% increase):
Pay grade 
Outside positions

Flagger/labourer, general/refuse collector: $25.55 rising 3 steps to $27.11

Automotive serviceperson/curb extruder operator/lead-hand, refuse collection/ senior parks maintenance worker: $27.67 rising 3 steps to $29.36
Asphalt plant operator/lead-hand arborist/lead-hand, parks equipment serviceperson/lead-hand, cemetery operations/senior lead-hand, concrete/senior lead-hand, roads/senior lead-hand, milling/senior lead-hand, support services/senior lead-hand, underground/senior lead-hand, waterworks/utility arborist: $34.44 rising 3 steps to $36.55
Assistant supervisor, water and underground utilities, construction/assistant supervisor, water and underground utilities, maintenance/lead-hand, mechanical/lead-hand, welding and fabrication/works technologist: $39.91 rising 3 steps to $42.35
Inside positions

Elections assistant: $25.05 rising 3 steps to $26.58

Clerk, conference centre sales/clerk, finance/clerk typist, fire prevention/clerk, administrative support and claims/client services representative, VCC/customer service ambassador/facility operations coordinator, conference centre/secretary, engineering/administration: $28.47 rising 3 steps to $30.21
Accounting clerk/administrative and protocol assistant/administrative assistant, planning/legal assistant/office coordinator, engineering/office coordinator, finance/office coordinator, parks/secretary, city council: $32.77 rising 3 steps to $34.78
Arts, culture and events liaison/building inspector 1/engagement coordinator/financial analyst, accounting services/financial analyst, budgets/financial analyst, utility billing coordinator/food systems coordinator/technologist, transportation design/technologist, underground design/senior bylaw officer/senior planning technician/sewer and storm water quality technologist/survey coordinator/technical support analyst/transportation technologist/utilities planning technologist: $39.91 rising 3 steps to $42.35
Asset management specialist/chief building inspector/climate and environment sustainability specialist/customer service advisor/engagement advisor/information technology support supervisor/infrastructure administrator/real property officer/supervisor, land development/strategic planning and communications advisor: $48.56 rising 3 steps to $51.53
Door attendant/usher: $13.70 rising 3 steps to $14.54
Bartender/day-camp leader/parking ambassador: $17.39 rising 3 steps to $18.45
Editor’s notes: Standby: 3 hours at regular rate for Monday to Friday standby. 5 hours at regular rate and second employee assigned to checking street barricades will be paid 3 hours at regular rate for 24-hour period commencing at 8 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday. Service pay: $0.10 per day for each 5 years of service. After first 5 years of service, $0.10 per day; after 5 further years of service, additional $0.10 per day and like increase for each additional 5 years of service. Hearing aids: Maximum $3,000 (previously $2,000) every 5 years.

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