Theatre Calgary

(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

Theatre Calgary
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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):

Stage crews

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.

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