Edson, Alta. | (270 mining employees) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 955
Renewal agreement: Effective March 1, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2024. Signed on March 22, 2022.
Effective March 1, 2022: 4%
Effective March 1, 2023: 2.5%
Shift premium: $0.40 per hour more than highest rate in group employee is leading for lead-hands. $1 per hour, while on training assignment, for employee to orientate new employees or upgrading of job skills. $0.30 per hour for all straight-time hours worked on afternoon shift when shift forms part of employee’s regular schedule; $2.50 per hour (previously $1.50 per hour) for all straight-time hours worked on midnight shift when shift forms part of employee’s regular schedule for 8-hour, 10-hour employees. $2.50 per hour (previously $1.50 per hour) for straight-time hours worked on night shift of 12-hour and 4-hour schedule. $1 per hour for all straight-time hours worked on Saturday or Sunday for all employees who work on 10-hour shift schedule which allows for 7-day per week operation.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 2 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 15 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 30 years.
Overtime: Double time for work after 8 or 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week.
Meal allowance: Hot meal will be supplied by employer after 2 hours of overtime (and thereafter for every 4 hours) which is continuous with employee’s regular shift.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Employer will provide ($250) per year for health-care spending account (any unused amount may be carried forward into following year, maximum $500).
Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $400 (previously $300) every 24 months per insured family member.
Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Coverage of 66 2/3% (previously 50%) of base hourly rate at base hours for accident off job or sickness, minimum $550.
LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Life insurance: Coverage of $75,000 (previously $50,000).
Bereavement leave: 1 day to be taken prior to funeral or service; additional 3 consecutive days if employee attends funeral or service, for death in immediate family (mother, father, stepparents, children, wards, legal guardians, spouse, brothers, sisters, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law). 3 consecutive days if employee attends funeral or service, for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law, grandchildren.
Seniority – recall rights: 6 months after layoffs, if employee does not notify HR department of status in writing at least once every 6 months.
Probationary period: First 60 shifts worked.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years for safety records.
Severance: 3 hours of pay per month of service, maximum 600 hours. 4 hours of pay per month of service, maximum 800 hours, if mine closes.
Safety shoes: $150 per year per employee, maximum $300 every 2 years for CSA-approved safety boots or safety related clothing.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide wet suits, rubber boots, hip-waders, gloves, clear safety glasses (including prescription glasses), coloured flash glasses, clip-on sunglasses, dust masks, water jugs, ear plugs, hard hats and hard hat liners, protective clothing for welders (gloves, aprons, air arc hoods).
Tool allowance: $0.30 per hour for maintenance A, B, apprentices (electrician, heavy-duty mechanic, millwright, instrument mechanic, motor mechanic, machinist). $0.15 per hour for welder, serviceman, carpenter, plumber, apprentices.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 2.5% increase):
Maintenance A: $53.87 rising 1 step to $55.22
Dragline operator/blaster certified: $50.36 rising 1 step to $51.62
Backhoe operator (over 5 yd)/shovel operator: $48.81 rising 1 step to $50.03
Crane operator (over 20T)/maintenance B: $46.23 rising 1 step to
Drill operator/front end loader operator (over 10 yd)/dragline oiler/relief operator/class 1 operator/crusher operator: $45.24 rising 1 step to $47.39
Grader operator/dozer operator/front end loader operator (10 yd or under)/scraper operator/coal/rock hauler/dragline oiler/relief operator 1/crane operator (20T and under)/field serviceman/shop serviceman/plant serviceman/pumpman: $44.05 rising 1 step to $46.37
Shovel/relief operator 1/dragline oiler/relief operator 2/backhoe operator (5 yd and under)/mudcat operator/steam cleaner: $42.80 rising 1 step to $45.15
Tool crib attendant/repairman/shovel/relief operator 2/blaster’s helper 1 (6 months plus experience)/dragline oiler (potential operator): $42.01 rising 1 step to $43.06
Shovel/potential operator: $41.70 rising 1 step to $42.74
Tool crib attendant/Blaster’s helper 2: $40.77 rising 1 step to $41.79
Labourer: $38.68 rising 1 step to $39.65
Students (hired as summer vacation relief)
First-year: 85% of wage class 6
Second-year: 90% of wage class 6
Third-year: 95% of wage class 6
Fourth-year: 100% of wage class 6