Gate Gourmet Canada

Edmonton (56 kitchen staff, operators, maintenance workers) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 401

Renewal agreement: Effective July 27, 2016, to July 26, 2020. Ratified on July 20, 2017. Signed on July 20, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective July 27, 2016: 3% or 2% to drivers/maintenance
Effective July 27, 2017: 2%
Effective July 27, 2018: 2%
Effective July 27, 2019: 3%
Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for all hours worked between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. $1 per hour for all hours worked as lead hand. Airside Vehicle Operations Permit (AVOP) premium: $0.77 per hour start rate; $1.77 per hour for 12-month rate; $2.77 per hour for 24-month rate.
Paid holidays: 11 days. 
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 4 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours or 10 hours per day, depending on length of scheduled shift. 
Meal allowance: When employee works more than 4 hours per day, $1.50 per shift will be charged and employee will be provided with meal.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission.
Dental: Employer will contribute to $0.45 per hour (previously $0.44 per hour) to United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union Dental Care Plan. Effective July 27, 2018: $0.46 per hour.
Vision: $200 every 2 years.
Paramedical: Physiotherapy: Maximum $1,000 per year. Maximum $1,000 per year combined for all other practitioners. 
Weekly indemnity: Coverage begins on first day of absence due to accident, fourth day of absence due to illness, maximum 26 weeks. 
Life insurance: Group life coverage of $15,000. 
Pension: Employer will contribute $0.25 per hour to group RRSP. Effective July 27, 2018: $0.30 per hour. 
Bereavement leave: 4 days (previously 3 days) for death in immediate family (mother, father, husband, wife, legal dependant, common-law spouse, same-sex spouse, son, daughter, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparents). 1 day for death of aunt, uncle, nephew, niece. 3 days for travel if funeral is outside Edmonton, plus 2 additional unpaid days off, if requested. 
Seniority – recall rights: 8 months. 
Call-in pay: Time and one-half for first 4 hours of work, double time thereafter. 
Probationary period: 90 days of work. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months.
Safety shoes: $150 (previously $100) once per rolling 12-month period.
Uniforms/clothing: All uniforms or special articles of wearing apparel worn by employees while on duty — except shoes and stockings — but including white smocks, hair nets and trousers for all kitchen help and waterproof aprons for dishwashers, will be supplied, maintained and laundered by employer. Employer will supply uniforms or customer-service employees. Employer will provide appropriate clothing for all employees working in cold-working areas within kitchen, such as jackets and hoodies.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 7% increase):
First cook: $18.91 rising 4 steps to $20.26
General kitchen help: $15.90 rising 4 steps to $17.04
Pot wash/dishwasher/janitor: $15.90 rising 4 steps to $17.04
Stockroom clerk: $17.36 rising 4 steps to $18.60
Final assembler: $17.92 rising 4 steps to $19.20
Load control: $19.24 rising 4 steps to $20.61
Commissary/gallery builder: $16.81 rising 4 steps to $18.01
High-lift driver: $18.68 rising 4 steps to $20.01
Maintenance person: $21.08 rising 4 steps to $22.59
Editor’s notes: Orthopedic shoes: 1 pair per year, maximum $700. Training fund: Employer will contribute $0.04 per hour for all regular paid hours for all employees into United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union, Local No. 401 Education and Training Trust Fund.

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