Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority

Ottawa (158 airfield operations employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 70701

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Signed on Jan. 29, 2021.

Wage adjustments:

Effective July 1, 2019: 0%

Effective July 1, 2020: 0%

Effective July 1, 2021: 0%

Shift premium: Time and one-half for first full shift worked on new schedule for employee whose scheduled hours of work are changed without 7 days of prior notice in advance of starting time of change. $2 per hour for all hours worked between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. $2 for all regularly scheduled hours at straight-time rates worked on Saturday, Sunday. $800 per year for employees who occupy bilingual position and who can demonstrate proficiency.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month to start, 1 2/3 days per month after 5 years, 2 1/12 days per month after 14 years, 2 1/2 days per month after 22 years. 8% after 8 seasons, 10% after 17 seasons, 12% percent after 27 seasons for seasonal employees. 6% vacation pay on biweekly basis and 1.25 days for each month in which employee receives at least 10 days’ pay for term employees. Employees are expected to take all vacation leave during vacation year in which it is earned but upon application by employee, employer may allow carry-over of vacation leave.

Overtime: Time and one-half for overtime work on scheduled workday or on first day of rest; double time after 4 hours of overtime on scheduled workday or for hours worked in excess of employee’s normal daily hours of work on first day of rest; double time for overtime worked on second or subsequent day of rest. May be taken as compensatory leave, maximum 15 days of leave per year. Employer will compensate employee in cash if compensatory leave is not taken before June 30 of each year.

Meal allowance: $15 for 1 meal when employee works 3 or more hours of overtime immediately before or following normal hours of work, except where free meals are provided. Employee will be given 1 additional meal of $15 for each 4-hour period work thereafter.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 90% coverage for basic and preventative services; 50% for major services; 50% for orthodontic services, lifetime maximum $5,000 per person.

Vision: Coverage of $350 per 24-month period at 80% reimbursement.

Sick leave: 1.25 days for each month in which employee receives at least 10 days’ pay, maximum 10 days per year (5 days for seasonal employees).

LTD: Employer pays 85% of premiums, employees pays 15% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times employee’s annual basic earnings.

Pension: DB or DC plan.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, foster-parent) brother, sister, spouse (including common-law spouse resident with employee), child (including child of common-law spouse), stepchild or ward of employee, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandchild, relative residing in employee’s household). Employee may be given additional 3 days’ leave for travel related to death. 2 days for death of grandparent, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months for employees permanently appointed to position with employer outside bargaining unit represented by union (seniority will be retained but not accumulate further); 180 days for employees temporarily appointed or on acting assignment with employer outside bargaining unit represented by union. 1 year after layoffs.

Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours at applicable overtime rate provided period worked is not contiguous to normal hours of work. Employee will be given 1 meal of $15 for each 4-hour period work, except when free meals are provided.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 1 year for any document or written statement related to disciplinary action, up to written letter of reprimand; 2 years for any document or written statement related to disciplinary action more severe than letter of reprimand.

Severance: 2 week’s pay for first year of employment subsequent to Feb. 1, 1997; 1 week’s pay for each additional year of employment thereafter after layoff. One-half week’s pay for each year of employment subsequent to Feb. 1, 1997, maximum 26 years, with maximum benefit of 13 week’s pay after 10 years of employment for resignations. 1 week’s pay for each year of employment subsequent to Feb. 1, 1997, maximum 30 week’s pay after retirement. 1 week’s pay for each year of employment subsequent to Feb. 1, 1997, will be paid to employee’s estate after death. 1 week’s pay for each year of employment subsequent to Feb. 1, 1997, maximum 28 week’s pay, after 10 years of employment when employee ceases to be employed by reason of incompetence.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide all required safety (protective) equipment, clothing and footwear.

Mileage: Employee required to work overtime not contiguous to employee’s normal hours of work will be compensated $0.50 per kilometre for use of employee’s vehicle up to 60 kilometres each way or out-of-pocket expenses for other means of normal commercial transportation.

Sample rates of annual pay (current):

CS-01

Step 1: $70,266

Step 2: $72,694

Step 3: $75,009

Step 4: $77,386

CS-02

Step 1: $81,256

Step 2: $83,612

Step 3: $85,965

Step 4: $88,318

AS-01

Step 1: $58,995

Step 2: $61,331

Step 3: $63,667

Step 4: $65,991

EG-04

Step 1: $68,969

Step 2: $71,726

Step 3: $74,592

Step 4: $77,577

MAMM-06

Step 1: $62,786

Editor’s notes: First-aid training: Employer will assume costs of training employees designated as first-aid attendants. Employees selected for first-aid training will be granted time off with pay to attend courses. Current certificates covering first aid and CPR will be provided. Relocation of workplace: $0.48 per kilometre if change in work location increases employee’s drive to work more than 10 additional kilometres in 1 direction; if change in work location increases employee’s travel time to work by more than one-half hour in 1 direction, additional time spent in transit will be treated as time worked. Marriage leave: After 1 year’s employment, employee will be entitled to 5 days of paid leave to get married. Standby: $20 for each 8 consecutive hours or portion spent on standby. Physical fitness allowance: $250 per year for activities that promote physical fitness.

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