Porter Airlines

Toronto (130 customer service employees) and Unifor Local 2002

Renewal agreement: Effective April 27, 2015, to April 26, 2018. Signed on April 24, 2015.

Shift premium:
$2.50 per hour for lead hands.

Paid holidays:
9 days.

Vacations with pay:
0.83 days per month of service to a maximum of 2 weeks to start, 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 4 years and 4 weeks after 10 years.  

Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond 80 hours in one payroll period.

Medical benefits
: After 3 continuous months’ employment, employees are eligible to participate in the Porter insured benefit plan. Employees pay 10% and employer pays 90% of premiums. Employees are eligible for drug coverage, extended health care, dental care, STD, LTD, basic member life and AD&D, basic dependant life and optional member/spousal life.

Sick leave:
40 hours per year.

Bereavement leave
: 3 days for employee’s spouse, child, spouse’s child, parent, guardian, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister.

Seniority – recall rights
: 2 years.

Call-in pay:
Minimum 2 hours’ pay.

Probationary period:
6 calendar months.

Sunset clause is 30 months.

Employer provides uniforms. Winter parkas will be provided once every 3 years.

Sample rates of pay, curren
Customer service representative: $12.25 per hour rising in 7 steps to $18.13
Customer service ambassador: $11.25 rising in 1 step to $11.35
Customer service representative (hired after date of ratification): $11.40 rising in 7 steps to $18.13

Editor’s notes
: Paternity leave: 1 paid day for the birth or adoption of a child upon request.

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