Yellowknife Public Denominational District Education Authority

Yellowknife (110 educational workers) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) as represented by its agent the Union of Northern Workers (UNW)

Yellowknife Public Denominational District Education Authority
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1 ,2019 to June 30,2022. Signed on July 1 ,2019.

Shift premium: $100 per week (or prorated daily allowance) for employees supervising student internships.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 15 days or 6% after 1 year, 20 days or 8% after 3 years, 25 days or 10% after 11 years, 30 days or 12% after 20 years. Employees may carry over maximum 10 working days of vacation credit from 1 year to next. All other vacation days not taken will be liquidated. 1 additional day for each 5 consecutive dates of vacation for regular fulltime employees employed in maintenance area who use vacation entitlements between Oct. 1 and Feb. 28.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work after 7, 7.5 or 8 hours per day; double time for work on holidays, Sundays. May be taken as time off in lieu, maximum 5 days. Time may be carried over to following school year but must be used that year.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Employer will provide $500 per school year health spending account. Any unused amounts in employee’s health spending account can be carried forward for 1 school year. Any amounts in account that are not used within 2 school years will lapse.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Sick leave: 2 days per month maximum 20 days per year. ln circumstances where sick leave would have been authorized but employee has insufficient or no sick leave entitlement, employee will be granted sick leave in advance maximum 20 days.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Pension: DB plan. Employer will make required Canada Pension Plan contributions.

Bereavement leave: 10 days for death of employee’s mother, father, child, spouse. 5 days for death in immediate family (sibling, stepparent, stepsibling, stepchild, spouse’s parent, grandchild, grandparent, person who has acted as employee’s legal guardian before age of majority, any relative residing in employee’s household). Employer will reimburse employee cost of travelling out of Yellowknife for funeral (reimbursement will not exceed cost of bereavement return airfare to Edmonton).

Seniority – recall rights: 24 months for layoffs.

Call-in pay: Greater of compensation at appropriate overtime rate or compensation equivalent to 4 hours’ pay at straight-time rate.

Probationary period: 12 months for 12-month employees; 10 months for 10-month employees; 11 months for 11-month employees.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months for document or written statement related to disciplinary action.

Severance: 2 weeks’ pay per year for first 5 years of employment; 3 weeks’ pay per year for each year of employment after 5 years (maximum 52 weeks of pay).

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide maintenance employees with safety clothing, footwear and equipment

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4% increase):

Hay points

Level A (126 to 148)

Casual: $25.04 rising 2 steps to $26.05

3: $28.89 rising 2 steps to $30.05

4: $30.07 rising 2 steps to $31.28

5: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Level B (149 to 175)

Casual: $26.34 rising 2 steps to $27.40

3: $30.32 rising 2 steps to $31.55

4: $31.55 rising 2 steps to $32.82

5: $32.82 rising 2 steps to $34.15

Level C (176 to 207)

Casual: $26.55 rising 2 steps to $27.62

2: $30.62 rising 2 steps to $31.86

3: $31.84 rising 2 steps to $33.13

4: $33.11 rising 2 steps to $34.45

5: $34.46 rising 2 steps to $35.85

Level D (208 to 245)

Casual: $26.83 rising 2 steps to $27.91

1: $30.92 rising 2 steps to $32.17

2: $32.14 rising 2 steps to $33.44

3: $33.44 rising 2 steps to $34.79

4: $34.79 rising 2 steps to $36.20

5: $36.19 rising 2 steps to $37.65

Level E (246 to 283)

Casual: $27.07 rising 2 steps to $28.16

0: $31.21 rising 2 steps to $32.47

1: $32.45 rising 2 steps to $33.76

2: $33.75 rising 2 steps to $35.12

3: $35.10 rising 2 steps to $36.52

4: $36.50 rising 2 steps to $37.97

5: $37.97 rising 2 steps to $39.51

Level F (284 to 327)

Casual: $29.77 rising 2 steps to $30.98

0: $34.33 rising 2 steps to $35.72

1: $35.71 rising 2 steps to $37.15

2: $37.14 rising 2 steps to $38.64

3: $38.62 rising 2 steps to $40.18

4: $40.16 rising 2 steps to $41.78

5: $41.78 rising 2 steps to $43.47

Level G (328 to 377)

Casual: $32.77 rising 2 steps to $34.10

0: $37.78 rising 2 steps to $39.31

1: $39.31 rising 2 steps to $40.90

2: $40.85 rising 2 steps to $42.50

3: $42.47 rising 2 steps to $44.19

4: $44.19 rising 2 steps to $45.97

5: $45.94 rising 2 steps to $47.80

Level H (378 to 435)

Casual: $36.03 rising 2 steps to $37.48

0: $41.53 rising 2 steps to $43.21

1: $43.20 rising 2 steps to $44.94

2: $44.93 rising 2 steps to $46.75

3: $46.76 rising 2 steps to $48.65

4: $48.64 rising 2 steps to $50.61

5: $50.56 rising 2 steps to $52.60

Level I (436 to 501)

Casual: $39.63 rising 2 steps to $41.23

0: $45.68 rising 2 steps to $47.52

1: $47.51 rising 2 steps to $49.43

2: $49.41 rising 2 steps to $51.40

3: $51.40 rising 2 steps to $53.47

4: $53.46 rising 2 steps to $55.62

5: $55.62 rising 2 steps to $57.87

Editor’s notes: Vacation travel assistance: $400 for employees (previously $325), $325 for each eligible dependent with September paycheque; $400 for employees (previously $325), $325 for each eligible dependent with June paycheque. Standby: $50 per day (previously $36 per day); $75 on Saturdays, Sundays, designated holidays (previously $44 per day). 2 hours of pay at applicable overtime rate when employee on standby is required to check employer-operated buildings during standby (may be taken as time off in lieu). Employee service recognition: $500 after 5 years; $1,000 after 10 years; $1,500 after 15 years; $2,000 after 20 years; $2,500 after 25 years; $3,000 after 30 years; $3,500 after 35 years. Moving assistance: 90% of total cost for furniture and personal belongings will be paid by employer for employees coming to Yellowknife. Relocation assistance: $1,500 plus $400 for each year of service; additional $2,000 for employees with 20 years of service. Housing allowance: $475 per month to regular employees. Parking: Employee who arranges with employer to plug in automobile at workplace will pay employer $25. per month between Nov. 1 and March 31 of each year. Any employee wishing to use plug-in for portion of this time period will be charged $40 per month.

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