Toronto (10 labourers) and Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) Local 52.
Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019.
Wage adjustments (calculated by CLR):
April 1, 2017: 3.1%, 3.3%, 3.6%, 4.2%
April 1, 2018: 3.1%, 3.2%, 3.5%, 4%
Shift premium: Between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m., parties will negotiate hourly premium beforehand.
Overtime: 10 days. One and one-half pay for work on any holiday.
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks to start or 8% pay; 3 weeks after 10 years or 10% pay.
Overtime: One and one-half pay for more than 10 hours per day. For more than 44 hours per week, one and one-half pay. Banked hours capped at 200.
Meal allowance: $45 per day, when work is 175 kilometres away from employee’s home.
Medical benefits: Premiums paid 100% by employer: 80% coverage extended health care. 100% for medical supplies and semi-private rooms.
Dental: Basic 80%, major 50% and both combined up to $2,500. 50% to $2,500 lifetime for orthodontics.
LTD: $2,000 maximum up to 24 months, $2,500 after 24 months.
Life insurance: $70,000.
Pension: Employer contribution: 4.5% of gross wages, effective April 1, 2016. 6%, effective April 1, 2017, and 7.5%, effective April 1, 2018. 3% for employee contribution.
Bereavement leave: 3 days for spouse (including common-law), children (including foster or stepchildren), parents (including stepparents and in-laws), siblings (including step-siblings and inlaws), nieces, nephews, grandchildren. 1 day for extended family: aunt/uncle, grandparent, and immediate family of spouse.
Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours. Stand-by hours are paid.
Probationary period: 3 months.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months.
Safety shoes: $250 annually.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer provides: fall-protection harness, eye and hearing protection, respirator and filters, rubber boots, rain gear, any needed safety gear.
Tool allowance: Employer supplies any needed tools.
Mileage: $0.50 per kilometre. Extra $0.25 per kilometre when hauling work-related materials. Extra $0.50 per kilometre, when travelling outside of home circle (defined as radius of 80 kilometres with employee’s home in the centre).
Sample rates of pay (current, after increase):
Skilled labourer: $38.63 rising 2 steps to $41.05
Labourer III: $35.20 rising 2 steps to $37.52
Labourer II: $30.62 rising 2 steps to $32.82
Labourer I: $24.32 rising 2 steps to $26.36
Editor’s notes: Holiday weeks: When a statutory holiday occurs during the week, overtime shall be paid after 36 hours per week. Sunday pay: If work done on Sunday, one and one-half times pay for such hours, regardless of weekly hours. Education fund: Employer shall contribute to the union’s education and assistance fund. Industry fund: Employer shall contribute to the union’s industry fund. Term at trade school: $600 for making dean’s list/honour roll, $500 for attaining an average of 80% or greater, $400 for passing grade. Health/safety committee: $25 per week in addition to regular rate. Danger pay: 1 hour added to daily time sheet. Apprentices: The percentage of pay is first year 40%, second year 50%, third year 60%, fourth year 70%, fifth year 80%. Jury duty: Pay for the difference between regular rate and the jury fee received, for a maximum 2 weeks.