The Town of Hay River

Hay River, N.W.T. (98 inside, outside workers) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2019. Signed on June 28, 2017.
Shift premium: $3 per hour (previously $2 per hour) for all hours worked in shift, including overtime hours, when employee required to act in higher classification. $2.50 per hour for all hours worked by employee who is regularly scheduled to work shift when majority of hours fall outside of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paid holidays: 12 days. 
Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month to start, 1 2/3 days per month after 5 years, 2 1/12 days per month after 10 years, 2 1/2 days per month after 15 years, 2 11/12 per month after 20 years. 2 days per year for vacation travel time. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day for operational employees, 7.5 hours for administration employees. Double time for all work after 4 overtime hours on normal day. Double time for all work after 8 hours on first day of rest, double time for work on second and subsequent days of rest. May be banked, maximum 40 hours. 
Meal allowance: Employer will provide meal when working 3 or more hours of overtime immediately before or after employee’s standard hours. 
Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% for premiums, employee pays 50% for premiums.
Dental: Employer pays 50% for premiums, employee pays 50% for premiums.
Sick leave: 1 1/4 days per month, maximum 120 days.
STD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.
LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.
AD&D: Employer pays 50% for premiums, employee pays 50% for premiums.
Life insurance: Employer pays 50% for premiums, employee pays 50% for premiums.
Pension: Employer contributes 5%, employee contributes 5%.
Bereavement leave: 6 days for death in immediate family (father, mother, stepfather, stepmother, brother, sister, spouse, common-law spouse, child, ward, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, great-grandparent, grandparent of spouse (including common-law spouse), grandchild, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, relative residing in employee’s household).
Seniority – recall rights: Equal to employee’s seniority if less than 12 months of service, 12 months if 1 year of service. 
Call-in pay: The greater of pay at appropriate overtime rate or 4 hours pay at straight time. 
Probationary period: 4 months. 
Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years.
Severance: 2 weeks’ pay for first year of service, 1 week’s pay per year of service thereafter, maximum 16 weeks. 
Safety shoes: $250 per year. 
Uniforms/clothing: Employers will receive following safety equipment when warranted: welding apron, welding goggles, welding gloves, dust-protection mask (for shop and street sweeper), eye-protection mask (for bench grinder), rubber apron for work with chemicals, gas mask and canisters for arena, pool and sewer and water main maintenance operations, insulated gloves for steam use, pump house and sewer and water division, ear protectors for noise, safety glasses, hard hats, coveralls (1 pair insulated winter, 1 pair summer per year), work gloves (maximum 2 pairs per year). Bylaw officer will receive once per year: 2 pairs of pants, 2 pairs of long-sleeve shirts, 2 pairs of short-sleeve shirts and suitable winter clothing every 2 years, 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2.3% increase):
Group (step 1)
5: $41.14 rising 3 steps to $42.07
4: $31.47 rising 3 steps to $32.18
3: $28.59 rising 3 steps to $29.24
2: $24.68 rising 3 steps to $25.24
1: $23.19 rising 3 steps to $23.71
Arena assistant: $15.84 rising 3 steps to $16.20
Lifeguard: $19.88 rising 3 steps to $20.33
Assistant lifeguard: $17.65 rising 3 steps to $18.05
Cashier custodian: $13.65 rising 3 steps to $13.95
Casual w/ supervisory: $22.74 rising 3 steps to $23.25
Casual w/o supervisory: $19.88 rising 3 steps to $20.33
Editor’s notes: Marriage leave: 5 days to get married after 1 year’s employment. Housing allowance: Employees will receive monthly housing allowance of $500 per month (previously $484.60 per month) when employee earns pay for at least 10 days. Pool allowance: $100 annual allowance to pool staff employees for purchase of swim wear. Duty travel: When employee travels on employer business, employee will be reimbursed full amount of facility. Where employees make arrangements for private accommodation, employee will be paid $75 for each night.

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