The Corporation of the City of Barrie

Barrie, Ont. (578 municipal workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2380

The Corporation of the City of Barrie
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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Ratified in March 2021. Signed on May 13, 2021.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1%

Effective Jan. 1, 2022: 1%

Shift premium: $1.25 per hour for weekday evenings (4 p.m. to midnight) and weekend days (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.). $2 per hour for weekday overnights (midnight to 7 a.m.). $1.75 for weekend evenings (4 p.m. to midnight). $2.50 per hour for weekend overnights (midnight to 7 a.m.).

Paid holidays: 12 days including 1 floater day. In addition, half-day before Christmas and half-day before New Year’s Day, except when Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Sunday or Monday.

Vacations with pay: 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 7 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 24 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Employees who are normally required to work on Saturday or Sunday get time and one-half for overtime worked on Saturday and double time for overtime worked on Sunday.

Meal allowance: $8 if employee is required to work 4 continuous hours or more of overtime, unless meal is supplied.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for extended health care plan single or family coverage.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $25 annual deductible of full reimbursement of preventative procedures up to $2,000 per year per person and basic procedures, 50% reimbursement of major and orthodontic procedures with maximum lifetime orthodontic payment per child of $3,000.

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $450 every 2 years.

Paramedical: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $575 per year for massage therapy, $575 per year for chiropractic treatment, $400 every 3 years for orthotic inserts, $1,500 per family per calendar year for psychologist, registered psychotherapist, marriage therapist, family therapist, or certified counsellor with Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree.

Sick leave: 6 days per calendar year (42 hours per year for special and rotating shifts). May be used for doctor, medical, dentist appointments with approval from immediate supervisor or to top up workers’ compensation benefits.

STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage equal to 75% of employee’s regular earnings up to and including 165th consecutive calendar day following date that disability commenced. Can be topped up from sick leave, lieu time, vacation banks, vacation reserve banks, personal leave banks in that order.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage equal to 70% of employee’s regular earnings beginning on 166th consecutive calendar day following date that disability commenced up to 2 years when employee can’t perform their own occupation.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage equal to employee’s base salary.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of twice employee’s base salary.

Pension: All permanent and probationary employees will be enrolled in OMERS plan in accordance with OMERS policy.

Bereavement leave: 5 paid working days for death of spouse, child, stepchild. 4 paid working days for death of parent, stepparent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, same relationship associated with common law. 1 paid working day to attend funeral of aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, aunt-in-law, uncle-in-law, grandparent-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 24 months.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours at applicable overtime rate. Minimum 30 minutes if employee is able to complete required work through remote access. Employees required to be on stand-by will received flat rate of $225 per week.

Probationary period: 6 continuous months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.

Safety shoes: $160 every 1, 2, or 3 years depending on full-time job classification. $11.25 for each full month of service in last 12-month period prior to Jan. 1 for temporary or casual employees.

Uniforms/clothing: $60 every year for certain classifications. $5 per month for temporary or casual employees in same classifications.

Tool allowance: $700 per year for fleet services technicians.

Mileage: Employees required to drove own vehicles on city business will be reimbursed at appropriate mileage rate approved by corporation.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current minimum/maximum, after increase):

Data entry clerk/labourer/technician’s assistant: $21.03/$23.32 rising 1 step to $21.24/$23.55

Mail room operator/office support clerk/revenue support clerk/assistant stores person/driver/forestry learner: $22.05/$26.37 rising 1 step to $22.27/$26.63

Accounting clerk 2/allocation administrator/committee support clerk/events assistant/facility services generalist/information management and privacy assistant/landfill attendant/operations support administrator/print technician/venue support administrator/horticulture assistant/landfill operations attendant/recreation sports field operator/regulatory compliance technician/water utilities program clerk: $24.58/$29.44 rising 1 step to $24.83/$29.73

Accounting clerk I/court administration clerk/courtroom support clerk/environmental outreach programmer/fire support administrator/prosecutions clerk/purchasing clerk/revenue customer service representative/youth programs coordinator/traffic systems operator/water works operator: $27.12/$32.48 rising 1 step to $27.39/$32.80

Court administration financial clerk/municipal law enforcement officer 2/revenue billing technician/senior court administration clerk/small business consultant/facility operator/gardener/operator 1 heavy equipment/utilities technician/venue technical coordinator/water quality distribution operator class 2: $29.68/$35.54 rising 1 step to $29.98/$35.90

Building official/building projects coordinator/facilities technologist/GIS specialist/law clerk/recreation programmer/registration administrator and data analyst/zoning officer/facility operator 1/laboratory technician (water)/parks and forestry program coordinator/parks maintenance technician/road patrolperson/water distribution operator class 2: $32.22/$38.62 rising 1 step to $32.54/$39.01

Business performance coordinator/climate change coordinator/environmental officer/infrastructure technologist/municipal law enforcement officer 1 policy coordinator (CCI)/property standards officer/recreation programmer/risk management inspector/transit coordinator (specialized transit and policy development)/building inspector 1 facility services electrician/laboratory technician (wastewater)/marina facilities coordinator/parking and transit control coordinator: $34.77/$41.67 rising 1 step to $35.12/$42.09

Business services analyst/community events coordinator/energy management coordinator/senior environmental officer/senior municipal law enforcement officer/transit operations planner/facility operations coordinator/senior water works operator/water distribution services project operator: $37.31/$44.72 rising 1 step to $37.68/$45.17

Culture officer (development)/database analyst/landscape architectural planner/project manager/real estate services officer/senior project administration/senior project technologist/senior water technologist/systems analyst/urban design planner/building inspector/wastewater optimization analyst: $39.88/$47.75 rising 1 step to $40.28/$48.24

Business development officer/senior planner/senior real estate officer/senior urban design planner/water supply and treatment lead hand: $42.41/$50.82 rising 1 step to $42.83/$51.33

Co-op students: $17.52/$23.82

Editor’s notes: Transit passes: Employees receive subsidy of 50% for regular monthly transit pass.

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