Wholesome Harvest Baking

Calgary (140 plant and maintenance employees) and the Teamsters Local Union 987

Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 4, 2015, to Dec. 3, 2018. Signed on Dec. 4, 2015.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Dec. 3, 2016: 30¢
Effective Dec. 3, 2017: 35¢

Shift premium:
90¢ per hour for hours worked between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 75¢ per hour for warehouse associates required to continuously work in the freezer. $1.50 per hour for lead hand.

Paid holidays:
11 days.

Vacations with pay:
2 weeks or 4% vacation pay to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years.

Time and one-half for all hours worked beyond 8 per day or 40 per week. Time and one-half for all time worked on a holiday.

Medical benefits:
80% co-insurance. Semi-private hospital room coverage. No single or family deductible.

: $1,500 yearly maximum.

: $200 every 2 years.

$300 per year per practitioner for chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and podiatry.

Weekly indemnity
: 66 2/3% up to the EI maximum.

Sick leave
: 2 paid sick days per year, paid out every December if not used.

: $28,000.

Life insurance:

: Canada Bread Western Bakery Pension Plan, a non-contributory plan for members. $50 per month based on 25 years of service for certified maintenance employees. $25 for any other employees.

Bereavement leave:
3 days with pay for employee’s parents, siblings, stepparents, stepchildren, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents, or spouse’s grandparents. 5 days with pay for death of employee’s spouse, common law spouse, or child.

Call-in pay
: 4 hours’ pay unless work not available due to act of God.

Probationary period
: 3 months.

Sunset clause is 18 months.

Safety shoes
: $135 per year for safety shoes, $160 per year for freezer boots.

Uniforms, freezer suits, gloves, aprons, hats, hairnets, and any other clothing required will be provided by employee.

Tool allowance
: $250 per year.

Sample rates of pay (curren
Associate 1: $13.99 per hour rising in 5 steps to $20.31
Sanitation: $15.96 rising in 5 steps to $21.66
Associate II: $16.95 rising in 5 steps to $22.14
Maintenance journeyman rates:
Single ticket: $34.12
Dual ticket: $35.12

Editor’s notes:
Birth leave: 1 day with pay to attend birth of child. Maternity/parental leave: In accordance with Employment Standards Code. Employer will make reasonable effort to return employee to their position. Witness/jury duty: Time off with pay, less jury duty pay. Apprentices: Company will pay for tuition and books upon successful completion of program. Employee must remain with company for 2 years or reimburse company on prorated basis.

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