Town of Drumheller

Drumheller, Alta. (99 inside and outside workers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4604

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2018.

Wage adjustments:
Effective Jan. 1, 2015: 3%
Effective Jan. 1, 2016: 3%
Effective Jan. 1, 2017: 3.5%

Shift premium: $1.50 per hour for shifts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., excluding overtime.

Paid holidays: 12 days. Paid half-day for Dec. 24.

Vacations with pay: 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 7 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 25 years. 

Overtime: Time and one-half for hours worked in excess of the 7.5-hour day or 8-hour day, dependent on the worker’s schedule. Time and one-half for statutory holiday work. Time and one-half for employees called in to work on their day off.

Medical benefits: 80% coverage for Alberta Health Care fees on a group basis.

Dental: 80% coverage of the dental plan, with 100% for endodontic, periodontal and oral surgery. 50% for removable prosthetics (dentures), 50% orthodontics for dependent children, 50% for major restorative.

Vision: 80% coverage, no other details available.

Sick leave: 2 days earned per month, cumulative to maximum allowance in LTD plan.

LTD: 18 months. 100% coverage paid by employee, no other details available.

AD&D: 100% coverage paid by employer, no other details available.

Pension: Local Authorities Pension Plan. No other details available.

Bereavement leave: 3 days. 4 days for travel in excess of 400 kilometres. Immediate family includes mother, father, brother, sister, wife, husband, common-law spouse, child, foster child, guardian, mother-in-law, father-in-law or grandparent. 1 day to attend a funeral of non-immediate family member.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours paid at time and one-half.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Safety shoes: 50% contribution by employer, up to $150 per year.

Sample rates of pay, current:
Bylaw enforcement I: $18.03 per hour
Bylaw enforcement II: $18.54
Bylaw enforcement III: $25.62
Lifeguard/instructor: $18.36
Shift supervisor I: $22.41
Activity specialist: $15.77
Program specialist: $18.36
Customer service specialist I: $21.54
Customer service specialist II: $25.60
Administrative assistant, RCMP: $23.66
Steno/Clerk, RCMP: $22.45
Receptionist: $16.45
HR/payroll assistant I: $21.54
HR/payroll assistant II: $25.60
Office assistant I: $21.54
Office assistant II: $25.60
Office assistant III: $27.20
Program co-ordinator, technical: $20.10
Risk management officer, technical: $30.43
Safety codes administrator, technical: $30.43

Editor’s notes: Long-service benefit: 10 bonus working days’ pay after 5 years, to be paid out on retirement, resignation or permanent lay-off. 2 days’ pay every year after that. Compassionate care leave: Up to 8 weeks' unpaid leave. Stand-by duty: $40 per day. Time and one-half for paid if employee is called in.

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