Gander, N.L. (31 firefighters, clerks, HR, foremen, maintenance employees, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, engineers, mechanics) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) UCTE, Local 90901
Effective April 7, 2018: 2%
Effective April 7, 2019: 2%
Effective April 7, 2020: 2.25%
Effective April 7, 2021: 2.5%
Effective April 7, 2022: 3%
Shift premium: $1.75 per hour for all hours worked, including overtime hours, between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. (premium will not be paid for hours worked between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.). $1.75 per hour for all hours worked, including overtime hours, on Saturday or Sunday. $2,000 per year for employees trained and available for cross-trained work.
Paid holidays: 11 days, plus 1 additional day (employee’s birthday or other day mutually agreed between employee and employer).
Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month to start, 1 2/3 days per month after 8 years, 1 11/12 days per month after 15 years, 2 1/12 days per month after 18 years, 2 1/3 days per month after 24 years, 2 1/2 days per month after 28 years. For firefighters: 11 shifts to start, 14 shifts after 8 years, 16.4 shifts after 15 years, 18 shifts after 18 years, 19.8 shifts after 24 years, 21 shifts after 28 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after normal scheduled daily hours and for all hours worked on first day of rest. Double time for all work after normal daily hours on day of rest or on second or subsequent day of rest. May be taken as compensatory leave, maximum 10 days or 7 shifts accumulation. Time and three-quarters for all work performed after normal daily hours or on days of rest for heavy-equipment operators during winter season.
Meal allowance: $12 for 1 meal, except where free meals are provided, after 4 hours of overtime. Additional $12 after each subsequent 4-hour period, except where free meals are provided. For firefighters: $12 for 1 meal, except where free meals are provided, after 3 hours of overtime. Additional $12 after each subsequent 3-hour period, except where free meals are provided.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Sick leave: 11/12 of shift per month for firefighters. 1 1/4 days per month for all other employees.
LTD: Employer pays 85% of premiums, employees pay 15% of premiums.
Life insurance: Employer pays 44% of premiums, employees pay 56% of premiums.
Pension: Employer will match employee contribution of 6.75% (previously 6%) to mandatory RRSP.
Bereavement leave: 4 days for death in immediate family (father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, foster-parent, brother, sisters, spouse, fiancé, child, child of spouse, stepchild, ward of employee, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, relative residing in employee’s household). 3 additional days for travel related to death.
Call-in pay: Paid for time actually worked or minimum of 3 hours’ pay at applicable overtime rate, whichever is greater. For holidays, minimum of 3 hours’ pay at applicable overtime rate, maximum 8 hours’ compensation per 8-hour period or for all time worked at applicable overtime rate, whichever is greater.
Probationary period: Minimum 6 months, maximum 12 months, for newly hired firefighters.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months.
Severance: 2 weeks’ pay for first year, 1 week’s pay for each additional year for layoffs. 1/2 week’s pay for each year of service, maximum 13 weeks, for employee who resigns with 10 years of seniority. 1 week’s pay for employee rejected during probation, after 1 year of service. 1 week’s pay for each year of service, maximum 30 weeks, upon retirement or death.
Safety shoes: $200 per year, maximum $300 accumulation.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide uniforms, protective clothing on individual basis. Rain wear (hooded coats, pants, boots) will be provided as required. Employer will provide coveralls, winter parkas.
Mileage: $0.50 per kilometre if employer requests employee uses personal vehicle; $0.10 per hour if employee requests permission to use personal vehicle.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 10.1% increase):
FR-01: $34.72 rising 4 steps to $38.23
FR-04: $38.21 rising 4 steps to $42.08
Finance clerk: $38.20 rising 4 steps to $42.07
Supervisor HR: $40.28 rising 4 steps to $44.35
MDO: $25.65 rising 4 steps to $28.24
Field foreman: $30.80 rising 4 steps to $33.92
Supervisor mech. maint.: $37.75 rising 4 steps to $41.57
Trades helper: $22.60 rising 4 steps to $24.88
Lead electrician: $33.42 rising 4 steps to $36.80
Electrician: $30.80 rising 4 steps to $33.92
Supervisor of field mobile maint.: $33.98 rising 4 steps to $37.42
Supervisor of field structural maint.: $35.09 rising 4 steps to $38.65
Carpenter: $30.80 rising 4 steps to $33.92
Plumber/power engineer: $30.80 rising 4 steps to $33.92
Lead mechanic: $33.42 rising 4 steps to $36.80
Mechanic: $30.80 rising 4 steps to $33.92
Editor’s notes: Local humanities fund: Employer will contribute $0.04 per regular hour worked (excluding overtime) to local humanities fund, maximum $5,000 per year. Standby: $15 or 1 hour’s leave with pay for each 4 consecutive hours on standby. Bilingual allowance: $800 per year for employees who occupy bilingual position and can demonstrate proficiency. Parking: Employer will provide parking to all employees. Travel expenses: $15 (previously $10) for breakfast; $25 (previously $10.30) for lunch; $30 (previously $27.60) for dinner; $11.50 for incidentals; $50 for private accommodation. For travel in U.S., rates will be in U.S. dollars.
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