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Winnipeg (7 couriers) and the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9074-30

Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2016. Shift premium: $1 per hour for all hours worked between midnight and 7 a.m. $1 per hour for lead hands. $1 per hour per hour worked as a spare driver. Paid holidays: 11 days, plus 1 floater. Time and one-half for all hours worked on a named holiday. Vacations with pay: 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 10 years, 5 weeks after 15 years. Not cumulative. Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week for sorters or 45 per week for drivers. Double time for all hours worked in excess of 48 per week for sorters or 54 per week for drivers. Weekly indemnity: 60% of earnings. Pension: RRSP: After 1 year of service, employer will match employee contributions up to 1%. Increased to 2% effective the second year of the collective agreement. Employees may opt in or out. Bereavement leave: 5 days for the death of a spouse, child or parent. 3 days for the death of parent-in-law, daughter-inlaw, son-in-law, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchildren or any relatives permanently residing with the employee. 1 day for the death of an employee’s spouse’s grandparents, brotherin-law or sister-in-law. Seniority – recall rights: 1 year. Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours’ pay at overtime rate. Minimum 3 hours’ pay at straight time if an employee reports to work as scheduled but finds there is none available. Probationary period: 2 months. Safety shoes: $110 per year. Uniforms/clothing: Company to provide 5 shirts, 5 pairs of pants or shorts, 1 two-in-one jacket, 1 hat. Sample rates of pay, current: Sorter: $10.92 per hour to start, rising after 18 months to $13.27 Driver: $12.20 to start, rising after 18 months to $16.71 Editor’s notes: Education fund: $750 per year provided to the union for education and training of bargaining unit members. 

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