(59 employees) and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Local 212
Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2026. Signed on May 24, 2022.
Shift premium: 1 hour of employee’s applicable rate of pay per performance if any employee is visible by audience and is wearing costume on-stage during performance. Time and one-half for work for work done between midnight and 8 a.m.
Paid holidays: 13 days, including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 6% after 2 years, 8% after 5 years, 10% after 9 years.
Overtime: Time and one half for all hours worked after 8 hours in 1 day; double time for all hours worked after 12 hours in 1 day. Time and one-half for work after 40 hours in 1 week; double time after 60 hours in 1 week; triple time after 65 hours in 1 week.
Medical benefits: Employer will contribute 4.55% of gross earnings of each employee to union for health and welfare benefits. Employer will pay 50% of premiums, employee will pay 50% of premiums for Alberta Heath Care for permanent, seasonal, construction department head employees.
Sick leave: 1 day per month, maximum 12 days per year.
Pension: Employer will provide 4% as RRSP contribution.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of death of spouse, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, child, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, former guardian, ward, fiancée, any other relative who has been residing in same household (relative includes person related by marriage, adoption, heterosexual, same-sex common-law). 2 additional days when burial occurs outside province.
Seniority – recall rights: 6 months for employee who is sick for longer than accumulated sick leave.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for letters on file.
Tool allowance: All employees will be equipped with own basic minimum tools as determined by department head and employer. Employees will be provided with $100 once per 12-month period for personal equipment replacement subsidy. Employer will provide $500 per year for replacing or repairing personal tools broken, stolen or damaged in course of working for employer (fund will be replenished at end of fiscal year).
Mileage: $0.54 per kilometre driven, plus any related parking expenses, when employer requests employee transport employer costumes, equipment, personnel.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase):
Head (permanent/seasonal): $33 rising 3 steps to $35.50
Assistant stage head: $31 rising 3 steps to $35.50
Running crew: $30 rising 3 steps to $32.50
Casual stagehand: $29 rising 3 steps to $31.50
Construction shops crews
Head construction department: $33 rising 3 steps to $35.50
Senior builder (cutter/tailor/lead welder): $32.50 rising 3 steps to $35
Lead builder (first hand/carpenter/props/dyer/scenic artist/props buyer): $31 rising 3 steps to $35.50
Builder (stitcher/carpenter/props): $29 rising 3 steps to $31.50
Construction entry-level crew (carpenter/props/scenic artists/wardrobe): $25.50 rising 3 steps to $28
Trainee rate: $24.75 rising 3 steps to $27.25
Editor’s notes: Meal-break infringement: $17 for first half hour, $30 for each subsequent half hour of infringement until meal break is given when half-hour meal break is not allowed by employer. Travel time: $70 per diem for each employee traveling, if pink contract is not required. Employer will provide and pay for Calgary return economy air travel, ground transport expense reimbursement, single business-class accommodation. Administration fee: Employer will contribute 1% of all employees’ gross earnings for general benefit of union members (contribution will be forwarded monthly to union). Transportation subsidy: $95 per month for permanent, seasonal, construction department head employees.