Sodexo Canada

Lethbridge, Alta. (110 housekeeping workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 408

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2017, to March 31, 2020. Signed on July 26, 2017.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective April 1, 2017: 2%
Effective April 1, 2018: 2%
Effective April 1, 2019: 2%
Shift premium: $2.25 to night lead hand and weekend afternoon lead hand for all hours worked. Store attendant will be paid $2 per hour for all hours worked. $2.25 to weekend day lead hand and weekday evening lead hand for all hours worked. $1.75 per hour for all hours worked on shift between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. $1.50 per hour for each hour worked as project worker. $1.75 per hour for hours worked between 7 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday. $0.75 per hour to employee conducting training.
Paid holidays: 11 days. 
Vacations with pay: 10 days after 1 year, 15 days after 4 years, 20 days after 8 years, 25 days after 25 years. 
Overtime: Double time for all hours worked after regular hours per day (7 1/4-, 7 1/2-, or 8-hour shifts).
Medical benefits: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums. 
Paramedical: Psychologists: $500 per year. Bundled chiropractors, massages: $400 per year. Physiotherapy: Unlimited.
Weekly indemnity:
Sick leave: 1.33 days per month for full-time, 0.58 days per month for part-time. Employee may roll over any unused sick leave maximum 20 days for full-time employees, 9 days for part-time employees.
Pension: Employer contributes $0.15 per regular hour worked on behalf of all non-probationary, full-time and part-time employees, to registered retirement savings plan. Amount will be increased by additional $0.05 in each year of contract, effective Jan. 1. Amount will be matched by employee. Participation in plan is voluntary for employees.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandchild, aunt, uncle, fiancé, daughter-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, grandparent (both sides), stepchildren, niece, nephew, son-in-law, parent, father-in-law, guardian, stepparents. 1 day for death of another relative or close friend. 2 additional days for travel in excess of 322 kilometres from employee’s residence. 
Seniority – recall rights: 180 days.
Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours of pay at appropriate rate. 
Probationary period: 3 months for regular employee, 435 hours or 6 months, whichever comes first, for relief employee. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months.
Safety shoes: Employer will provide safety footwear when required. $100 per year for slip-resistant work footwear.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide safety glasses, hard hats when required. Employer will furnish and maintain, without charge, uniforms that employer requires employee to wear.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 6.1% increase):
Housekeeping worker
Probation: $15.58 rising 3 steps to $16.53
Year 1: $15.89 rising 3 steps to $16.86
Year 2: $16.26 rising 3 steps to $17.26
Year 3: $16.63 rising 3 steps to $17.65
Year 4: $16.98 rising 3 steps to $18.02
Year 5: $17.30 rising 3 steps to $18.36
Year 6: $18.80 rising 3 steps to $19.95
$250 as 1-time signing bonus for full-time, $125 for part-time
Editor’s notes: Medical notes: Employer will reimburse doctor’s notes maximum $100 per year for full-time employees, $50 per year for part-time employees. Lockers: Employer will provide each employee who is required to change into uniform with personal locker for storage of clothing and personal belongings. 

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