Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts

Toronto (320 stagehands) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Local 58

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019. Signed on Feb. 28, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective April 1, 2017: 2.25%
Effective April 1, 2018: 2.25%
Shift premium: Time and one-half for all work between 5 p.m. to midnight Monday to Saturday. Double time for all work between midnight and 8 a.m. 
Paid holidays: 10 days. 
Vacations with pay: 10% paid monthly. 
Meal allowance: Hot, nutritious food plus paid break of 1 half-hour to be provided when no breaks offered during 5-hour shifts. 
Medical benefits: Employer will contribute 7% from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018 to health and welfare benefit trust for members of Local 58 IATSE. Effective April 1, 2018: 7.25%.
Dental: Employer will contribute 1%. 
Pension: Retirement Savings Plan of Local 58 IATSE. Employee contributes 5%, employer contributes 7%.
Bereavement leave: From date of bereavement to day after burial for death in immediate family (spouse, partner, father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparent, grandchild). 3 days should employee be unable to attend funeral because of distance to be traveled.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will contribute $3,000 tool, work-clothing, cellphone allowance to each head of department including chief sound technician and each assistant.
Sample rates of pay (current):
Heads of departments 
Hourly: $47.63 
Performance: $196 .44
Construction: $49.36 
Film/video: $51 .75
Hourly: $46.14 
Performance: $185.44
Construction: $46.33 
Film/video: $48.60
Special operators
Hourly: $46.14 
Performance: $185.44
Film/video: $48.60
All others
Hourly: $45.19 
Performance: $172.75
Construction: $45.37 
Film/video: $45.68
Editor’s notes: Meetings: Minimum 5-hour call rate. 

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