Norampac-Viau, a division of Cascades Canada

Saint-Bruno, Que. (120 plant and maintenance employees) and the Fédération de l’Industrie Manufacurière (CSN)

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Renewal agreement: Effective June 29, 2015, to Nov. 1, 2017. Signed on June 29, 2015.

Wage adjustments:
Effective Nov. 1, 2014: 1.25%
Effective Nov. 1, 2015: 1.75%
Effective Nov. 1, 2016: 2.25%

Shift premium: 60¢ per hour worked between 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $1 per hour worked between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. $1 per hour for employees required to do work outside of the bargaining unit. 50¢ per hour for employees responsible for training new workers.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks after 1 year of service, 3 weeks after 4 years, 4 weeks after 9 years, 5 weeks after 18 years and 6 weeks after 25 years.  

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Double time for all hours worked on Sunday.

Meal allowance: $7 when employees are required to work more than 2 hours of overtime.

Medical benefits: 100% reimbursement for eligible single and eligible generic medications. Employer covers 100% of costs for a semi-private hospital room.

Dental: Employer covers 100% of costs for preventative work and 80% of costs for restorative work.

Vision: $300 every 2 years for the purchase of glasses or contact lenses. Employer covers 100% of costs for vision testing to a maximum of $100 every 2 years.

Paramedical: Employer covers 50% of costs for a physiotherapist to a maximum of $500 per year.

AD&D: AD&D coverage is based on occupation.

Life insurance: $60,000. $15,000 for a spouse. $10,000 for a dependent child.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for employee’s spouse or child. 3 days for employee’s father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepbrother, stepsister, grandchild, or adoptive parent.  1 day for employee’s grandparent-in-law, son-in-law or daughter-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year.

Probationary period: 840 hours for maintenance employees and 520 hours for production employees.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 1 year.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer provides employees with 1 coat, 5 polo shirts, 5 T-shirts and 7 pairs of pants.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 1.75% increase):
Single-sided operator: $23.33 per hour rising in 3 steps to $25.33
Cutting section operator: $23.33 rising in 3 steps to $25.44
Cutting section assistant: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
Double gluer operator: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
Clamp truck driver: $22.07 rising in 3 steps to $24.07
Assistant corrugator: $21.94 rising in 3 steps to $23.94
Departmental aide: $21.05 rising in 3 steps to $23.05
M31 operator: $23.33 rising in 3 steps to $25.33
M31 second man: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
M32 operator: $23.33 rising in 3 steps to $25.33
M32 second man: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
M35 operator: $23.33 rising in 3 steps to $25.33
M35 second man: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
M47 operator: $23.33 rising in 3 steps to $25.33
M47 second man: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
Third man: $21.77 rising in 3 steps to $23.77
Departmental aide: $21.05 rising in 3 steps to $23.05
M36 operator: $24.11 rising in 3 steps to $26.11
M48 operator: $23.59 rising in 3 steps to $25.59
M48 second man: $22.22 rising in 3 steps to $24.22
M52 operator: $22.69 rising in 3 steps to $24.69
M52 stacker: $21.50 rising in 3 steps to $23.50
Print and cut operator: $24.11 rising in 3 steps to $26.11
Cutter operator: $23.83 rising in 3 steps to $25.83
M40 operator: $21.05 rising in 3 steps to $23.05
M40 assistant operator: $21.05 rising in 3 steps to $23.05
M70 operator: $21.60 rising in 3 steps to $23.60
Forklift driver: $21.67 rising in 3 steps to $23.67

Editor’s notes: Marriage: 1 paid day for employee’s marriage. 1 unpaid day for the marriage of the employee’s child, stepchild, father, mother, brother, sister or grandchild. Maternity leave: 18 weeks. Paternity leave: 5 weeks. Parental leave: 52 weeks. Smoking: Employer pays 100% of costs for treatment to stop smoking.

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