Municipal District of Provost No. 52

Provost, Alta. (40 mechanics, foremen, operators, labourers, applicators, inspectors) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955

Municipal District of Provost No. 52
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on Sept. 19, 2019. Signed on Oct. 28, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.75%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.75%

Shift premium: $4 per hour rising 1 step to $4.07 per hour for lead-hands.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 2 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 5 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 30 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work in excess of full shift; work after 10 hours per day or 50 hours per week or 191 hours per month (summer); work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week or 174 hours per month (winter); for all hours worked on Saturday, Sunday. Double time for overtime on statutory holiday. Time may be banked and taken off in lieu.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 65% of premiums, employee pays 35% of premiums for Alberta Health Care premiums. Employer pays 100% of extended health coverage premiums for employee and family.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Sick leave: 1.5 days of sick leave for each month employed, maximum accumulation of 90 days of leave. Employees must work 1 full month before they are eligible to take sick leave.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3% from 120 days.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary.

Pension: In addition to Canada Pension Plan, all full-time employees will join Local Authorities Pension Plan after 1 year of service.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse, fiancé, guardian ward, grandparent of spouse, parent, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son, daughter, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law). Additional 2 days when there are extenuating circumstances or required travel is greater than 400 kilometres 1-way. One-half day off to pay respects for death of current employee or current member of council on day of funeral, should it fall on regular working day.

Seniority – recall rights: 9 months for layoffs. Employee will not lose seniority rights if employee is absent because of sickness, accident, approved leave of absence. 60 days when employee is temporarily relieving in different classification for 60 days or less or when employee is temporarily recalled in different classification for 60 days or less.

Probationary period: 3 months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for past disciplinary reports.

Safety shoes: $100 per year for seasonal employees.

Tool allowance: $1,000 per year for mechanics who are required by employer to supply own hand tools. Employees who supply personal impact wrenches, portable generators that become stolen, broken, damaged will be repaired or replaced at no cost to employee.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 1.75% increase):

Mechanics

(Probationary rate is 90%)

Level 1: $35.43 rising 1 step to $36.05

Level 2: $36.23 rising 1 step to $36.87

Level 3: $37.84 rising 1 step to $38.50

Level 4: $39.50 rising 1 step to $40.19

Level 5: $41.28 rising 1 step to $42

Shop foreman: $44.88 rising 1 step to $45.67

PW equipment operator

(Probationary rate is 90%)

Level 1: $31.94 rising 1 step to $32.50

Level 2: $33.11 rising 1 step to $33.69

Level 3: $33.87 rising 1 step to $34.47

Level 4: $34.66 rising 1 step to $35.26

Level 5: $35.42 rising 1 step to $36.04

Level 6: $36.21 rising 1 step to $36.85

Casual labourer: $14.62 rising 1 step to $14.88

Labourers

Level 1: $17.83 rising 1 step to $18.14

Level 2: $20.69 rising 1 step to $21.05

Level 3: $22.94 rising 1 step to $23.35

Level 4: $23.70 rising 1 step to $24.11

Agricultural-service board

Labour/spray-rate adjustments

Level 1: $18.58 rising 1 step to $18.90

Level 2: $21.54 rising 1 step to $21.92

Level 3: $23.85 rising 1 step to $24.27

Level 4: $24.63 rising 1 step to $25.06

Licenced applicator

Level 1: $20.68 rising 1 step to $21.04

Level 2: $23.63 rising 1 step to $24.04

Level 3: $25.84 rising 1 step to $26.30

Level 4: $26.62 rising 1 step to $27.08

Weed inspector

Level 1: $24.40 rising 1 step to $24.83

Editor’s notes: Emergency response: All public works employees are required to work in event of emergency. Emergency callouts will be paid based on all hours worked (minimum of 4 hours). There will be no minimum guaranteed compensation if callout is contiguous with normal working period. Standby: Minimum 4 hours of pay per day. Safety allowance: $300 per year (previously $250 per year), ($500 for tradespeople). Any  unused portion may be carried over for 1 year. Long-service award: Paid at number of days equivalent to years of service after 10 years of service at cessation of employment ($0.15 per hour after 5 years; $0.50 per hour after 10 years; $0.50 per hour after 15 years; $1 per hour after 20 years. Wellness remuneration: $500 per year for goods and services that promote and encourage physical activity or general wellness. Unused amounts may be carried over for 1 year.

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