Shaw Pipe Protection

Camrose, Alta. (70 production employees) and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International (USW), Local 1-207

Shaw Pipe Protection
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to June 1, 2022. Ratified on April 17, 2019. Signed on April 17, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective date of ratification: 1.25%

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1%

Shift premium: $1.50 above highest classification that employee leads or above own rate, whichever is greater, for employee working as lead-hand. $0.80 per hour for work during afternoon shifts (3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.). $1.25 per hour for work during night shifts (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.). $0.25 per hour for employer-designated first-aid personnel. Time and one-half rate for balance of week if employee changes shift more than once per week, unless second change is to return to original shift.

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 1 day per month, maximum 10 days, to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 1 year, 4 weeks or 8% after 5 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 17 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 25 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work on Saturday, plant holidays; double time after 4 hours of overtime; double time for work on Sunday. Time and one-half for first 2 hours of daily overtime; double time thereafter for 8-hour shifts. Time and one-half for work on first scheduled day off; double time after 8 hours; double time for work on Saturday, Sunday for 10-hour shifts. Double time for work after 12 hours per day for 12-hour shifts.

Dental: 90% reimbursement for preventative. 80% reimbursement for endodontics and periodontics. 70% reimbursement for dentures and denture repair. 70% reimbursement for crown and bridges.

Vision: $400 per employee or dependant over 2-year period (no carryover).

STD: Coverage of 66 2/3% of weekly equivalent of annual maximum insurable earnings.

AD&D: Coverage of 1 times earnings, maximum $1,000,000.

Life insurance: Coverage of 1 times earnings, maximum $1,000,000.

Pension: Employer will contribute $3.05 per hour into group RRSP.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (wife, husband, common-law spouse, mother, father, children, stepchildren, stepparents, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchildren, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents-in-law). 1 unpaid day for death not in immediate family.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months after continuous layoff, to start; 24 months after continuous layoff, after 1 year of service; 30 months after continuous layoff, after 5 years of service; 36 months after continuous layoff, after 8 years of service.

Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours’ pay at time and one-half.

Probationary period: 500 worked hours in 12 consecutive months for employees hired before April 17, 2019; 600 worked hours in 12 consecutive months for employees hired after April 17, 2019.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months for records of warning or reprimand.

Safety shoes: $200 per year (previously $150 per year), after 6 months of service. 1-year carryover of any unused boot reimbursement can be used (1 pair for inside employees; 2 pairs for maintenance employees; 1 summer pair, 1 winter pair for employees assigned full-time to yard who have worked 4 consecutive months in yard).

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide: outside clothing (hard hats and liners for winter; mitts and liners; lined, unlined gloves; raingear; steel-toed rubber boots (replacement on exchange basis with wear and tear); safety glasses; hearing protection); inside clothing (hard hats; 2 types of masks (dust and respirator); rubber gloves; unlined gloves; safety glasses; rain suit for acid booth; hearing protection).

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2% increase):

Class 1A

Utility labourer 1

Start rate: $19.24 rising 2 steps to $19.62

600 hours: $20.25 rising 2 steps to $20.66

1,500 hours: $21.26 rising 2 steps to $21.69

2,600 hours: $22.28 rising 2 steps to $22.72

Class 1B

Utility labourer 2 (at 3,500 hours): $25.50 rising 2 steps to $26.02

Class 2 (SF pipe tape/grinder-station operator/yard signal/outbound operator/assistant beveller/ID pre-cure transfer/riding-mower operator/ID holiday rack): $26.76 rising 2 steps to $27.30

Class 3 (SF tally/acid-water treatment operator/holiday-inspector operator/joint cutter/ID material handler/ID blast assist/ID paint-booth assist): $28.99 rising 2 steps to $29.57

Class 4 (small fork truck operator/banding truck operator/assistant Wheelabrator operator/preheat operator/outside tallyman/bevelling machine operator/overhead crane operator/scissor lift operator/ID preheat operator/ID tally): $33.69 rising 2 steps to $34.36

Class 6 (FBE operator/extruder operator/insul operator/large forklift operator/loader operator): $36.18 rising 2 steps to $36.90

Class 7

Crane operator: $37.74 rising 2 steps to $38.49

Editor’s notes: Prescription safety glasses: Employer will reimburse actual costs, maximum $350 (previously maximum $200) for prescription safety glasses. 1-year carryover is allowed and, at employer’s sole discretion, badly damaged prescription safety glasses may be replaced and reimbursed. Education fund: Employer will contribute $0.07 per hour per employee for each hour worked to union for education and training of union members.

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