Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77

Edson, Alta. (210 teaching assistants) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CLC)

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Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2018. Signed on Dec. 16, 2015.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective Sept. 1, 2016: 1%
Effective Sept. 1, 2017: 1%
Shift premium: 25¢ premium per hour for maintenance II (no journeyman certificate). 55¢ per hour per certificate  for tradespersons holding multiple journeyman certificates. 55¢ per hour for accounting assistant or clerk who complete a recognized program above basic qualifications.
Paid holidays: 12 days.
Vacations with pay: 1.25 days per month to a maximum of 15 days and 6% vacation pay to start, 1.67 days per month to a maximum of 20 days per year and 8% vacation pay after 6 years, 2.08 days per month to a maximum of 25 days per year and 10% vacation pay after 11 years.  
Overtime: Time and one-half for the first 3 hours over regular shift, double time for any hours after that. Double time and one-half if work on a holiday.
Medical benefits: Alberta Health Care Insurance program. Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Dental: 100% of premiums paid by employer.
Vision: 100% of premiums paid by employer. Program will be, or be equivalent to, Plan 3 - Vision 350/Hearing 500.
Paramedical: Health Benefit Spending account of $300 per year (previously $200). Employee Assistance Plan for employees and dependants for problems such as stress, psychological or physical illness, marital/family difficulties, drug/alcohol abuse, bereavement, etc. First 6 sessions are free. $20 per session after that.
Sick leave: 2 paid days per month. Unused sick days can accumulate every year to a maximum of 90 days. After using 3 days in a year, employer can request medical documentation and will pay up to $50 to cover cost.
LTD: 100% of premiums paid by employer.
AD&D: 100% of premiums paid by employer.
Life insurance: 100% of premiums paid by employer.
Pension: Local Authorities Pension Plan. 
Bereavement leave: 4 paid days for critical illness or death of employee’s parent, spouse, common-law spouse, sibling, child, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, former guardian, fiancé, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, step relations, any relative residing in same household, or any other individual for whom the employee is required to administer bereavement responsibilities. 3 paid days for critical illness or death of employee’s sister-in-law, brother-in-law, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. 2 additional paid travel days can be recommended by supervisor. 5 additional days at 40% pay if needed.
Seniority – recall rights: 1 year.
Call-in pay: 3 hours minimum at overtime rate. 2 hours at regular rate for overnight stand-by duty Monday to Friday. 4 hours at regular rate for stand-by duty on weekends.
Probationary period: 3 months.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years.
Sample rates of pay (current, after 2% increase):
Maintenance group:
Maintenance coordinator: $41.58
Transportation – shop foreman: $41.58
Maintenance III (journeyman certificate): $37.81
Maintenance II (no journeyman certificate): $29.03
Maintenance I (general labourer): $21.08
Technology group: 
Technician assistant: $21.08
Support analyst: $25.26
System administrator: $31.53
Computer technician: $35.25
Systems analyst I: $37.65
Systems analyst II: $40
Systems analyst III: $42.39
Systems analyst IV: $44.77
Accounting group:
Financial accountant: $29.06
Payroll officer I: $26.17
Payroll officer II: $27.74
Accounting assistant: $25.71
Accounting clerk I: $24.13
Senior accounts payable: $25.86
Secretarial, teacher assistant, library assistant staff:
Teacher assistant I: $20.18
Teacher assistant III: $20.52 
Library assistant I: $19.91 
Library assistant II: $20.18 
Secretary I: $20.37 
Secretary II SR: $22.32 
Secretary II AC: $22.32
Secretary III: $22.92
Secretary IV: $23.56
Executive secretary human resources: $24.35

Editor’s notes: Maternity leave: 15 weeks of leave supplemented to 95% of earnings. Personal leave: 1 paid day and 1 day at 40% per year. Can accumulate up to 5 paid days and 5 partially paid days. Family medical leave: 3 unpaid days to attend to medical appointments or needs of spouse or children and 2 days without pay for medical appointments or needs of parents. Professional growth fund: $10,000 per year contributed by employer. $2,000 additional per year if matched by union.  Tuition support: Employer will reimburse employees for costs of upgrading skills.

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