Saint John Port Authority

Saint John, N.B. (14 students, labourers, operators) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 61124

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on Aug. 29, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective June 1, 2016: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 2.5%
Paid holidays: 12 days, plus 2 half-days (Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve). 
Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month to start, 1 2/3 days per month after 10 years, 2 1/12 days per month after 20 years, 2 1/2 days per month after 30 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work in excess of regular hours between Monday and Friday. Double time for all work on Saturday and Sunday, and on Monday between midnight and 8 a.m. May be taken as time off in lieu, maximum 80 hours. 
Meal allowance: $12.50 when working more than 3 hours of overtime immediately following regular shift or when working 10.5 hours on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 60% of premiums, employee pays 40% of premiums. 
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 
Sick leave: 1 1/4 days per month. 
Pension: Canada Port Authorities Pension Plan.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (father, mother, brother, sister, spouse, common-law partner, child or ward of employee, father-in-law, mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, grandparents, grandchild, relative residing in employee’s household). 1 day for death of son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle. 1 day to attend funeral as pallbearer. 
Seniority – recall rights: 15 months. 
Call-in pay: The greater of applicable overtime rate, or 4 hours pay at time and one-half normal rate of pay.
Probationary period: 6 months. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years.
Severance: 2 weeks' pay plus 1 week’s pay for each year of service, maximum 28 weeks' pay for first layoff. 1 week’s pay for each year of service, maximum 27 weeks' pay for second and subsequent layoff. If employee has 10 or more years of service and was employed before June 1, 2002, employee will receive amount multiplied by half weekly rate of pay by number of years of service, maximum 26 weeks. 
Safety shoes: $225 every 12 months. 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 16% increase):
Level 1 student: $13.74 rising 6 steps to $15.93
Level 2 labourer: $21.87 rising 6 steps to $25.36
Level 3 equipment operator
Step 1: $ 23.76 rising 6 steps to $27.55
Step 2: $24.26 rising 6 steps to $28.13
Level 4 senior equipment operator
Step 1: $26.09 rising 6 steps to $30.26
Step 2: $26.59 rising 6 steps to $30.84
Level 5 senior equipment operator with trade
Step 1: $27.62 rising 6 steps to $32.03
Step 2: $28.12 rising 6 steps to $32.61
Level 6 team leader
Step 1: $29.67 rising 6 steps to $34.41
Step 2: $30.17 rising 6 steps to $34.99
Level 7 licensed trade with specialization: $35.75 rising 6 steps to $41.46
Level 8 event logistics
Step 1: $23.76 rising 6 steps to $27.55
Step 2: $24.26 rising 6 steps to $28.13
Sample rates of annual pay (current):
Engineering tech 1: $53,993
Engineering tech: $64,461
Editor’s notes: Standby pay: When employee is required to be on standby during off-duty hours, employee will be paid $3 for each hour that employee is on standby. Social-justice fund: Employer will contribute $0.01 per regular hour worked by each employee to PSAC Social Justice Fund. 
 

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