Ontario Power Generation

Various locations in Ontario (286 construction employees) and the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW)

Ontario Power Generation
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Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2023. Ratified in January 2021. Signed on March 11, 2021.

Wage adjustments:

Effective May 1, 2020: 1%

Effective May 1, 2021: 1%

Effective May 1, 2022: 1%

Shift premium: Employees on second shift will be paid at straight-time hourly rates plus shift differential of 1/7 of base hourly rate; employees on third shift will be paid at straight-time hourly rates plus shift differential of 1/5 of base hourly rate. Double time for regularly scheduled hours of work on Saturday, Sunday, statutory and recognized holidays. $17 per day for employees working in radiation area in plastic suits or replacement material of fully enveloping type with independent air supply.

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 10% of base hourly rate for both vacation pay and recognized holiday pay.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond normal daily scheduled number of hours up to 2 hours per day. Double time for all overtime hours in excess of 2 per day. Double time for work performed on Saturday, Sunday, recognized holidays and non-shift days.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours at double time.

Uniforms/clothing: Protected clothing and equipment and rainwear that is provided by employer will be charged out to employee and te employee will be responsible for return of such protective clothing and equipment and rainwear upon completion of work involved.

Tool allowance: When personal tools valued in excess of $15 are lost due to fire or theft, employer will consider replacement or payment value up to $500.

Mileage: Employee who is requested or received approval to use personal vehicle for convenience of employer will be reimbursed $0.47 per radius kilometre traveled.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 1% increase):

Bruce site/Central Ontario

Electrician foreperson: $51.05 rising 1 step to $51.63

Sub-foreperson: $48.34 rising 1 step to $48.89

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $45.18 rising 1 step to $45.69

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.07 rising 1 step to $18.28

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $22.59 rising 1 step to $22.85

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.11 rising 1 step to $27.41

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $31.63 rising 1 step to $31.98

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $36.14 rising 1 step to $36.55

Pickering

Electrician foreperson: $52.86 rising 1 step to $53.46

Sub-foreperson: $50.05 rising 1 step to $50.62

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $46.78 rising 1 step to $47.31

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.71 rising 1 step to $18.92

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $23.39 rising 1 step to $23.66

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $28.07 rising 1 step to $28.39

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $32.75 rising 1 step to $33.12

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $37.42 rising 1 step to $37.85

Darlington

Electrician foreperson: $51.32 rising 1 step to $51.90

Sub-foreperson: $48.60 rising 1 step to $49.15

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $45.42 rising 1 step to $45.93

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.17 rising 1 step to $18.37

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $22.71 rising 1 step to $22.97

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.25 rising 1 step to $27.56

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $31.79 rising 1 step to $32.15

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $36.34 rising 1 step to $36.74

Windsor

Electrician foreperson: $51.57 rising 1 step to $52.15

Sub-foreperson: $48.83 rising 1 step to $49.38

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $45.64 rising 1 step to $46.15

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.26 rising 1 step to $18.46

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $22.82 rising 1 step to $23.08

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.38 rising 1 step to $27.69

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $31.95 rising 1 step to $32.31

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $36.51 rising 1 step to $36.92

Sarnia

Electrician foreperson: $52.36 rising 1 step to $52.94

Sub-foreperson: $49.58 rising 1 step to $50.13

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $46.34 rising 1 step to $46.85

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.54 rising 1 step to $18.74

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $23.17 rising 1 step to $23.43

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.80 rising 1 step to $28.11

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $32.44 rising 1 step to $32.80

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $37.07 rising 1 step to $37.48

Toronto

Electrician foreperson: $52.92 rising 1 step to $53.51

Sub-foreperson: $50.11 rising 1 step to $50.66

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $46.83 rising 1 step to $47.35

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.73 rising 1 step to $18.94

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $23.42 rising 1 step to $23.68

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $28.10 rising 1 step to $28.41

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $32.78 rising 1 step to $33.15

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $37.46 rising 1 step to $37.88

Quinte/St. Lawrence

Electrician foreperson: $50.97 rising 1 step to $51.55

Sub-foreperson: $48.27 rising 1 step to $48.81

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $45.11 rising 1 step to $45.62

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.04 rising 1 step to $18.25

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $22.56 rising 1 step to $22.81

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.07 rising 1 step to $27.37

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $31.58 rising 1 step to $31.93

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $36.09 rising 1 step to $36.55

Ottawa

Electrician foreperson: $51.49 rising 1 step to $52.07

Sub-foreperson: $48.76 rising 1 step to $49.31

Journeyperson/welder/communications electrician: $45.57 rising 1 step to $46.08

Electrician apprentice (1st-period): $18.23 rising 1 step to $18.43

Electrician apprentice (second-period): $22.79 rising 1 step to $23.04

Electrician apprentice (third-period): $27.34 rising 1 step to $27.65

Electrician apprentice (fourth-period): $31.90 rising 1 step to $32.26

Electrician apprentice (fifth-period): $36.46 rising 1 step to $36.86

Editor’s notes: Travel allowance: $29.59 per day (previously $29.01) if employee lives within 40 to 46 radius kilometres of project (increases to $29.89 on May 1, 2022). $34.31 per day (previously $33.63) if employee lives within 56 to 80 radius kilometres of project (increases to $34.65 on May 1, 2022). $39.40 per day (previously $38.62) if employee lives within 80 to 97 radius kilometres of project (increases to $39.79 on May 1, 2022). $45.62 per day (previously $44.72) if employee lives more than 97 radius kilometres from the project and doesn’t qualify for subsistence allowance (increases to $46.08). Room and board allowance: $116.05 per day worked (previously $113.76) when employee’s regular residence is more than 97 kilometres from site located north of French River (increases to $117.21 on May 1, 2022). $96.30 per day (previously $94.40) when employee’s regular residence is more than 97 radius kilometres from site located south of French River (increases to $97.26 on May 1, 2022). $48.20 per day (previously $47.25) when employee’s regular residence is more than 97 kilometres from site and employee commutes to work on daily basis (increases to $48.68 on May 1, 2022). $82.56 per day (previously $80.93) for employees at Pickering and Darlington projects who live more than 97 kilometres from site (increases to $83.48 on May 1, 2022).

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