Jamel Metals

Calgary (32 mechanics, millwrights, welders, operators, labourers) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW), Local 6034

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2020. Ratified on Feb. 11, 2018. Signed on Feb. 11, 2018.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 0%
Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2%
Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.5%
Shift premium: $0.25 per hour for all hours worked (maximum 4 employees) trained in advanced industrial first aid. $1.50 per hour for lead-hands. $2.50 per hour will be paid to employees who accept role of lead-hand and either work at location away from main yard or work on shift where no supervision works on regular basis. $0.50 per hour for second shift; $0.75 per hour for third shift. 
Paid holidays: 11 days. 
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work outside of standard hours of work. Time and one-half for all hours worked after 160 per 28-day period.
Meal allowance: $12 (previously $10) or suitable hot meal after 2 hours of overtime.
Dental: 100% coverage for routine treatment, unlimited per-year maximum. 50% coverage for major orthodontic treatment, $2,000 per-year maximum.
Vision: $250 once every 24 months for prescription glasses, contact lenses.
Paramedical: $400 per year (previously $350 per year) per practitioner for (chiropractors, osteopaths, naturopaths, podiatrist/chiropodists, physiotherapist/athletic therapists).
STD: Coverage of 66.7% of regular wages effective first day of hospitalization, first day for accident, fourth day of illness.
LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 60% of employee’s monthly earnings, maximum $3,000, or 85% of pre-disability pay, whichever is less. Coverage includes 2-year own-occupation coverage.
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 50% of annual earnings, maximum $40,000.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 50% of annual earnings, maximum $40,000.
Pension: Employees will be eligible to participate in registered retirement saving plan.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of wife, husband, mother, father, children, stepfather, stepmother, stepchildren, brother, sister. 3 days for death of grandparents, grandchildren, stepsister, stepbrother. 1 day for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents-in-law.
Seniority – recall rights: 12 months. 
Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours’ pay at time and one-half. 
Probationary period: 6 months. 
Safety shoes: Employer will pay 100% of cost of safety boots, maximum $200 per year. 
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide hard hats, coveralls, rubber boots, protective clothing for burners, cutting goggles, gloves as required. 1 snowsuit per year will be supplied to all employees.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.5% increase):
H. D. mechanic/millwright: $40 rising 2 steps to $41.82
Welder/mechanic: $30.93 rising 2 steps to $32.33
Shredder operator: $27.98 rising 2 steps to $29.25
Driver/shear operator: $26.43 rising 2 steps to $27.63
Loader operator/crane operator: $25.31 rising 2 steps to $26.46
Metal sorter/buyer: $24.61 rising 2 steps to $25.72
Metal sorter: $23.06 rising 2 steps to $24.10
Security/load inspector: $21.94 rising 2 steps to $22.93
Torch cutter/picker/labourer: $19.68 rising 2 steps to $20.57
Lump-sum payments
Ratification date: $500
Effective June 1, 2018: $500
Effective Sept. 1, 2018: $500
Effective Dec. 1, 2018: $500
Transition rates for new hires (excludes skilled-trade workers)
0 to 2,080 hours worked: 80% of job class
2,081 to 4,160 hours worked: 90% of job class
Over 4, 160 hours worked: 100% of job class
Editor’s notes: Prescription safety glasses: Employer will pay 100% of cost of prescription safety glasses, maximum $200 once every 24 months. Employer will replace lenses as required. Humanity fund: Employer will deduct $0.02 per hour worked from each member per pay period and submit amount to Steelworkers Humanity Fund. Hearing aids: $300 maximum per 5-year period.

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