Swissport Canada Handling (James Armstrong Richardson International Airport)

Winnipeg, Man. (Passenger agents) and United Steelworkers (USW)

Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 21, 2015, to Dec. 20, 2018. Signed on Dec. 21, 2015.

Shift premium
: Lead premium $2 per hour.

Paid holidays:
10 days.

Vacations with pay:
2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 5 years, 4 weeks after 12 years. 8 hours paid personal time per year.

Time and one-half.

Medical benefits:
Company-provided group insurance plan.

Sick leave:
8 hours after 6 months, 16 hours after 1 year, 24 hours after 2 years, 32 hours after 3 years, 40 hours after 7 years. 85% of employee’s regular hourly wage.

Bereavement leave
: 4 days for employee’s parent, spouse, child or spouse’s child. 3 days for employee’s grandparent, grandchild, sibling, father-in-law, mother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother or any relative permanently residing with the employee.

Seniority – recall rights:
1 year.

Call-in pay:
Minimum of 3 hours at applicable overtime rate.

Probationary period:
90 days worked in a consecutive 9-month period.

In accordance with Canada Labour Code.

Safety shoes:
$70-per-year allowance.

Sample current rates of pay:

Passenger agents: $11.30 per hour rising in 7 steps to $13.95

Editor’s notes:
Layoff: 1 week’s notice or pay in lieu of notice. Red circled: After a year at the top of the salary scale, employee will be considered red circled and will receive a lump sum payment equivalent of 1.5% of their regular hours worked.

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