Cypress View Foundation

Medicine Hat, Alta. (80 health-care, kitchen, maintenance, administrative employees ) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 46

Cypress View Foundation
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2023. Ratified on Oct. 27, 2020. Signed on Dec. 15, 2020.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 0%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 0%

Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 0%

Effective Jan. 1, 2023: 1%

Shift premium: $2.50 per hour for all hours worked 1 shift between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. $2.75 per hour for all employees working on Saturday or Sunday. $1 per hour for all hours worked, while in charge, from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day and for all hours on weekend for health-care aide (HCA) who is assigned to be in charge (1 assigned HCA to be in charge for each shift). $0.50 per hour from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day for baker assigned to be in-charge.

Paid holidays: 12 days. Employee may be permitted to accumulate holiday lieu time (for employees who do not request day off on holiday) maximum 24 hours for use at future date.

Vacations with pay: 8 hours for each 208 hours worked, maximum 80 hours, to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 4 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 9 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 15 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 20 years. Employee may bank time, maximum 2 weeks. Unused time from previous year will be paid out in December of current year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work after 8 hours in 24-hour period or 40 hours per week. Double time for work after 4 hours of overtime.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 85% of premiums, employee pays 15% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums. Reimbursement of 80% of core basic services; 50% of all extensive services; 50% of all periodontal services, maximum annual reimbursement of $2,000 per insured person per benefit year; 50% of eligible orthodontic services for dependent children lifetime maximum of $2,000 per participant.

Sick leave: Full-time employees who have completed probation will have income-protection bank topped up to 8 days on Jan. 1 of each year (pro-rated for part-time employees). No employee will be entitled to have more than 8 days per year.

STD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer pays 70% of premiums, employee pays 30% of premiums.

Pension: All eligible employees will participate in Local Authorities Pension Plan.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (parent, current spouse (including common-law spouse, same-gender partner), son, daughter, ward, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, parent of spouse, grandson, granddaughter, grandparents, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, stepchild, related dependent of employee living in household). 2 additional days for death of spouse, child, parent. 1 additional day for travel more than 500 kilometres round-trip to attend funeral.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months for layoffs or while on LTD (employee will not accrue further seniority while on LTD).

Call-in pay: Greater of compensation at applicable rate of pay or compensation equivalent to 4 hours or pay at employee’s regular rate for time worked.

Probationary period: 520 hours worked.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for disciplinary warning, reprimand or suspension, in writing.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will reimburse employees 50% of cost of purchase of uniforms, footwear maximum $175 per year.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 1% increase):

Activity worker

Start: $20.83 rising 4 steps to $21.04

After 1,040 hours: $21.51 rising 4 steps to $21.73

After 2,080 hours: $22.18 rising 4 steps to $22.40

Baker

Start: $21.42 rising 4 steps to $21.63

After 1,040 hours: $22.09 rising 4 steps to $22.31

After 2,080 hours: $22.77 rising 4 steps to $23.00

Cook

Start: $21.42 rising 4 steps to $21.63

After 1,040 hours: $22.09 rising 4 steps to $22.31

After 2,080 hours: $22.77 rising 4 steps to $23.00

Custodian/groundskeeper

Start: $18.99 rising 4 steps to $19.18

After 1,040 hours: $19.67 rising 4 steps to $19.87

After 2,080 hours: $20.41 rising 4 steps to $20.61

Dietary aide

Start: $20.34 rising 4 steps to $20.54

After 1,040 hours: $20.99 rising 4 steps to $21.20

After 2,080 hours: $21.65 rising 4 steps to $21.87

Head cook

Start: $23.03 rising 4 steps to $23.26

After 1,040 hours: $23.71 rising 4 steps to $23.95

After 2,080 hours: $24.38 rising 4 steps to $24.62

Health-care aide

Start: $21.94 rising 4 steps to $22.16

After 1,040 hours: $22.62 rising 4 steps to $22.85

After 2,080 hours: $23.30 rising 4 steps to $23.53

Project worker

Start: $20.58 rising 4 steps to $20.79

After 1,040 hours: $21.26 rising 4 steps to $21.47

After 2,080 hours: $22.01 rising 4 steps to $22.23

Housekeeper/laundry

Start: $18.99 rising 4 steps to $19.18

After 1,040 hours: $19.67 rising 4 steps to $19.87

After 2,080 hours: $20.41 rising 4 steps to $20.61

Maintenance

Start: $25.95 rising 4 steps to $26.21

After 1,040 hours: $26.62 rising 4 steps to $26.89

After 2,080 hours: $27.22 rising 4 steps to $27.49

Prep cook

Start: $20.34 rising 4 steps to $20.54

After 1,040 hours: $20.99 rising 4 steps to $21.20

After 2,080 hours: $21.65 rising 4 steps to $21.87

Receptionist

Start: $19.86 rising 4 steps to $20.06

After 1,040 hours: $20.47 rising 4 steps to $20.67

After 2,080 hours: $21.06 rising 4 steps to $21.27

Editor’s notes: Standby: Employees on standby will receive $140 per week, plus minimum of 2 hours of pay at regular rate for each call-in. Should standby pay employee working on call-in for longer than 2 hours, employee will then be paid at time and one-half regular rate for each hour worked greater than 2 hours. Long-service pay: $7.50 per month additional pay after 10 years’ service; $11.25 per month after 15 years of service; $15 per month after 20 years of service; $18.75 per month after 25 years of service.

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