Yellowknife, N.W.T. | (37 skilled-trades employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023. Signed on Nov. 16, 2021.
Shift premium: $1 per hour for lead-hands. $1.45 per hour vacation travel allowance.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 6% after 5 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for work after 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
Meal allowance: 1 meal or $25 when employee works 3 or more hours of unscheduled overtime following end of shift.
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Pension: Employer will contribute $1 per hour for each hour worked into employee’s RRSP account.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse (including common-law partner), or child (including spouse’s child). 3 days for death of parent (including spouse of parent), brother, sister, legal guardian, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild. Additional 2 days when employee travels outside Northwest Territories to attend funeral or memorial service. 3 consecutive workdays, without pay, to attend funeral or memorial service of any relative residing in employee’s household.
Seniority – recall rights: 12 months for continuous absence from work; 6 months for layoffs.
Call-in pay: Greater of compensation at appropriate overtime rate or compensation equivalent to 4 hours of pay at straight-time rate.
Probationary period: 520 hours.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months for record of suspension or disciplinary action, including letters of reprimand or any adverse reports.
Severance: Minimum of 2 weeks’ plus 1 additional week for each year of employment after 2 years of service, maximum 8 weeks,
Safety shoes: Maximum $225 for CSA-approved safety boots once every 18 months.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide safety hats, CSA-approved safety glasses with permanently affixed side guards, summer coveralls, winter coveralls and jackets, raingear, gloves.
Tool allowance: $1 per hour for mechanics and apprentices who supply own tools. $0.50 per hour for electricians and apprentices who supply own tools.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current):
Administrator site, senior: $39.34
Administrator site: $38.76
Carpenter journey-level: $43.05
Carpenter uncertified: $40.43
Driver tractor/vacuum/water: $35.16
Electrician journey-level, senior: $49.84
Engineer stationary: $41.16
Labourer level 1, skilled: $31.60
Labourer level 2, mid: $29.88
Labourer level 3, entry: $26.75
Mechanic journey-level: $49.84
Mechanic uncertified: $44.18
Millwright journey-level: $48.21
Operator dozer, D8 or greater: $41.40
Operator dozer, D7 or less: $38.50
Operator excavator, rough: $39.25
Operator finish: $39.59
Operator grader, rough: $38.50
Operator loader, 988 or greater: $41.40
Operator loader, 987 or less: $38.50
Operator multi-purpose: $41.40
Operator plant: $40.45
Pipefitter/plumber journey-level: $46.71
Tradesperson helper, skilled: $36.24
Welder journey-level: $43.59
Editor’s notes: Standby: 1 hour of pay at straight-time rate for each 8 hours on standby, time and one-half at straight-time rate on days of rest and holidays.