KMC Mining

Fort McMurray, Alta. (480 mine employees) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local Union No. 955

Renewal agreement: Effective July 26, 2015, to April 30, 2020. Signed on Sept. 11, 2015.

Wage adjustments:

Effective first Sunday in May 2017, 2018, 2019: Base rate will increase by average percentage change in the Alberta “All items” consumer price index.

Shift premium:
$1.20 per hour for employees working shifts starting between 4 p.m. and 5 a.m.  $1.50 per hour above highest classification supervised for foremen.

Paid holidays:
11 days.

Vacations with pay
: 6% vacation pay, 4% holiday pay paid on each paycheque.

Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond 8 per day or 40 per week. Time and one-half for all time worked on a holiday.

Medical benefits
: Operating Engineers Local 955 Health and Wellness Trust Fund.

Employer provides non-prescription tinted safety glasses.

10% of hourly base rate to the Operating Engineers Local 955 Pension Fund.

Bereavement leave:
36 regularly scheduled hours at straight time rates for employee’s parents, grandparents, siblings, spouse, common-law partner (regardless of gender), children, parents-in-law, or grandchildren.

Call-in pay:
3 hours’ pay if employee reports for scheduled shift and no work is available. 4 hours’ pay or pay for hours worked, whichever is greater, if employee commences work and is sent home.

Safety shoes:
10¢ per hour for mechanics welders, apprentice mechanics, tire technicians, service technicians, and lube and fuel technicians, to a maximum of $225 per year.

: Rainwear will be provided when required to work in the rain. Gloves, wristlets, coveralls, quilted coveralls will be provided.

Tool allowance
: $1 per hour worked for journeyman mechanics and apprentice mechanics, paid monthly. (Previously 50¢ per hour worked to all employees other than mechanics.)

49¢ per km. (Previously 39¢ per km.)

Sample rates of pay (current):

Group 1: $41.65
Group 2: $38.32
Group 3: $36.46
Group 4: $31.63
Group 5: $25.74
Group 6: $24.75
Group 7: $24

Editor’s notes:
Inconvenience allowance: $10 per day if Syncrude bus is used for return from site to Fort McMurray due to continuous (hot change) or 12-hour shift.

To read the full story, login below.

Not a subscriber?

Start your subscription today!