Kubota Materials Canada (Fahramet Division)

Orillia, Ont. (270 productions workers) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers Intl. Union (USW), Local 9393

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2019. Signed on July 14, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective 2017: 2%
Effective 2018: 2%
Effective 2019: 1.5%
Shift premium: $0.95 per hour (previously $0.90 per hour) for all hours worked on shift designated as second or afternoon shift. $1.20 per hour (previously $1.15 per hour) for all hours worked on shift designated as third or night shift. $2.25 per hour for all hours worked on regularly scheduled shift starting between 7:59 p.m. Friday and 7:59 p.m. Sunday. $1.75 per hour for employees engaged in site work. $0.75 per hour for lead-hands. $1 for employees holding R.S.O. certificate. 
Paid holidays: 11 days, plus 2 floaters. 
Vacations with pay: 1 week or 4% to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6.12% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8.33% after 12 years, 5 weeks or 10.64% after 16 years, 6 weeks or 13.04% after 25 years, 6 weeks or 14% after 30 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work in excess of regular hours per day or 40 hours per week or any work on Saturday. Double time for all work on Sunday. May be banked, maximum 40 hours. 
Meal allowance: $8.50 to employee who works more than 12 hours in 1 shift.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for maximum $4,000 per year drug plan, maximum $10,000 per year for charges for most medical services and supplies not covered by OHIP.
Vision: $375 every 2 years per family members for frames, prescribed glasses, contact lenses.
STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for maximum 26 weeks' coverage, for 65% of weekly pay.
LTD: 60% of standard hourly rate times 40 hours, maximum 5 years, maximum $2,000 per month. 
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $80,000 (previously $75,000)
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $80,000 (previously $75,000).
Pension: DB plan for currently covered employees open for 10 years after ratification. Employees hired after ratification will be offered DC plan, with employer matching employee contributions, maximum 4%. 
Bereavement leave: 5 days (previously 4 days) for death in immediate family (wife, husband, children, father, mother, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild). 2 days for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law. 1 day for death of spouse’s grandparent. 1 day to attend funerals of uncles, aunts.
Seniority – recall rights: 24 months.
Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours' work or 4 hours' pay at overtime rate.
Probationary period: 60 worked days.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months.
Safety shoes: $185 per year (previously $180 per year) for safety boots that are fitted with built-in metatarsal guards.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide disposable coveralls to maintenance or other employees when required to work in excessively dirty conditions,
Tool allowance: Tradespersons, who are required by employer to provide own hand tools, will be compensated for hand tools broken or worn out in company service. Excluded will be any electrical or air-powered tool. 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 3.5% increase):
Janitor/grinder #2/melter #5/blast operator/shell operator #3/torch cut-off #2: $21.43 rising 2 steps to $22.19
Material handler #2/grinder #1/melter #4/pourer #2/pattern repair person/sand lab tech’n./c.c. operator #3/waste management/MERT operator: $22.06 rising 2 steps to $22.84
Shell operator #2/heat treat oper. #2/press operator/clerk/core maker #2/material handler #1/lab tech’n. #3/casting checker (LPI)/sand operator #1: $22.70 rising 2 steps to $23.50
Receiver/shipper #2/melter #3/pattern inspector/torch cut-off #1/C.C. operator #2/moulder #3/pourer #1/machine operator #1/upgrade welder#3/lab tech’n. #2: $23.14 rising 2 steps to $23.95
Metallurgical assistant/shipper #1/maint. stores tech’n./heat treat oper. #1/shell operator #1: $23.69 rising 2 steps to $24.52
Melter #2/inspector #2/upgrade welder #2/core maker #1/moulder #2/mechanic #2/mat’l. hand/assy. co-ord./international moulder: $24.14 rising 2 steps to $24.99
Upgrade welder #1/pull-bore operator: $24.70 rising 2 steps to $25.57
Lab tech’n. #1/C. C. operator # 1: $25.21 rising 2 steps to $26.10
Technologist “B”/melter #1/petrochemical welder #2: $25.89 rising 2 steps to $26.81
Moulder #1/NDE #2/inspector #1/electrician #2/machinist/fabrication welder #2/petrochemical welder #1: $26.60 rising 2 steps to $27.54
NDE #1/fabrication welder #1/technologist “A”: $29.16 rising 2 steps to $30.19
Mechanic #1/j’person machinist/electrician #1/patternmaker/machineshop assembly/inspector/maintenance planner/supply and control: $29.74 rising 2 steps to $30.78
$1,500 lump sum payment
Editor’s notes: Annual savings plan: Payment based on 2% to 6% of employee’s total earnings for 12 months prior to and including first pay in November, will be made no later than last pay in November. Daily off-site allowances: $47 for meals; $22 for expenses; $69 total.

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