Saint Mary’s University

Halifax (180 office employees) and Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union Local 79

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2018. Signed on April 11, 2016. 
Wage adjustments: 
Effective July 1, 2015: 1.5%
Effective July 1, 2016: 1.75%
Effective July 1, 2017: 1.75%
Paid holidays: 13 days. 
Vacations with pay: Maximum 15 days or 1.25 days per month to start, 15 days or 1.25 days per month after 1 year, 20 days or 1.6 days per month after 10 years, 25 days or 2.08 days per month after 20 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half after 7 hours. Double time for work on off day, minimum 2 hours. May be converted to lieu time, maximum 1 week. 
Meal allowance: $10 if required to work 3 hours overtime.
Sick leave: 1.25 days each month an employee has 15 days worked. 
Pension: 6% contribution by employee, 8% employer. 
Bereavement leave: 5 days for immediate family (father, mother, legal guardian, brother, sister, spouse, child or child of spouse). 3 days for mother or father of spouse. 2 days for grandparent, grandchild, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law or son-in-law. 1 day for aunt, uncle, nephew or niece. 2 days for travel.
Seniority – recall rights: 18 months. 
Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours. 
Probationary period: 6 months.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months.
Severance: 1 week for up to 10 years’ service, 1.5 weeks for more than 10 years’ service (maximum 31 weeks).
Sample rates of pay (current, after 1.75% increase):
Group 2 (library clerk 1, receptionist clerk): $30,790 rising 1 step to $31,329
Group 3 (assistant shipper receiver CS clerk, library clerk 2, sales associate merchandiser, secretary 1, stores clerk): $31,951 rising 1 step to $32,510
Group 4 (information services clerk, admissions records clerk, clerk accounts receivable, conference services assistant, instructional resource assistant, library assistant 1, library clerk 3, postal stores clerk, registration clerk, secretary 2, shipper receiver bookstore, textbook buyer): $32,711 rising 1 step to $33,283
Group 5 (accounting clerk AP, coordinator of records, customer service representative, front desk information clerk, information assistant, library assistant 2, library clerk 4, program assistant annual fund, project assistant, secretary 3, transcript systems support clerk, transfer articulation coordinator, enrolment services representative, procure to pay representative): $34,838 rising 1 step to $35,448
Group 6 (client support representative, coordinator off-campus housing, ICA assistant, IT facilities coordinator, library assistant 3, library clerk 5, marketing assistant, office coordinator student employment, program assistant WTC, program assistant Sobey building programs, program assistant MBA, secretary 4, senior clerk accounts payable, housing and resident life representative, program assistant FGSR, program assistant EMBA, on-campus and online recruitment coordinator):  $37,147 rising 1 step to $37,797
Group 7 (assistant curator, coordinator inventory and distribution, coordinator registry services, coordinator system administrator, coordinator var events sports info, instructional technology technician, library assistant 4, program support technician DE, program assistant CAID, supervisor accounts receivable, technician 1, service centre coordinator): $41,063 rising 1 step to $41,782
Group 8 (assistant to manager bookstore, cartographer, coordinator conference services, coordinator of procurement services, course editor, end user support technologist, financial coordinator facilities, financial coordinator WTC, functional analyst student systems, library assistant 5, library systems technician, technician programmer, web developer, technical writer): $45,220 rising 1 step to $46,011 
Group 9 (help desk coordinator, inst. multimedia analyst, portal support analyst, science technician 2): $49,702 rising 1 step to $50,572
Group 10 (research inst. technician, science technician 3, Systems analyst, technology analyst, science safety technician and science technician 3): $54,694 rising 1 step to $55,651
Editor’s notes: Citizenship leave: 1 day with pay to attend swearing-in ceremonies if employee is becoming a Canadian citizen. Education expenses: Course tuition, travel, meals and accommodations. Tuition waiver: 100% reduction for job-related courses. 60% reduction for courses taken at Saint Mary’s. 50% reduction for courses taken at Saint Mary’s by employee’s spouse and dependant children.

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