Yukon University

Whitehorse, Yukon (270 faculty, non-faculty employees) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Yukon University
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Signed on March 19, 2021.

Shift premium: Time and one-half for all regular hours worked on first day or shift following receipt of notice of change, when employer fails to give employee 7 working days’ advance notice of alteration in normal work schedule. $1.50 per hour for all hours worked on evening and night shifts, including overtime hours. $1.50 per hour for regularly scheduled hours of work on Saturday or Sunday. $0.60 per hour for hours worked when specifically designated by employer employees holding advanced first-aid ticket or dangerous goods handling certificate (if ticket is not requirement of job).

Paid holidays: 13 days.

Vacations with pay: 5.77 hours biweekly after 1 year, 7.21 hours biweekly after 4 years, 8.65 hours biweekly after 10 years, 10.10 hours biweekly after 15 years, 11.54 hours biweekly after 20 years. 11.54 hours of vacation leave biweekly, maximum 300 hours per year for all university instructors and counsellors. Employee will receive 5 days of additional leave for every 5 years of service reached. On termination, employee or their estate will be paid cash for any outstanding credits.

Overtime: Time and one-half for first 4 hours worked; double time thereafter for overtime worked on regular working day. Time and one-half for first 4 hours worked; double time thereafter for overtime worked on first day or rest; double time hours of overtime worked on second or subsequent day of rest. Employees may take compensatory leave in lieu of overtime payment. Outstanding leave earned during 12-month period ending June 30 of each year but not liquidated by Dec. 31 of same year, will be paid in cash within 1 month immediately following date for liquidation of leave.

Meal allowance: $14 when employee is required to work 3 or more hours of overtime immediately prior to or immediately following completion of scheduled workday (will not apply to employee who is on authorized travel status or where free meals are provided by employer).

Medical benefits: Employer will pay 75% of premiums, employee will pay 25% of premiums.

Dental: Employer will pay 50% of premiums, employee will pay 50% of premiums.

Sick leave: 4.33 hours biweekly. Unused credits will be carried over from 1 year to next and will be accumulated indefinitely.

LTD: Employer will pay 75% of premiums, employee will pay 25% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer will pay 50% of premiums, employee will pay 50% of premiums.

Pension: Yukon University Pension Plan.

Bereavement leave: Employer will grant employee special leave with pay for death in immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother, stepfather, stepmother, foster-parent, wife, husband, son, daughter, stepchild, ward of employee, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, biological or by-marriage grandparent aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter-in-law, ex-spouse who is parent of employee’s child, any relative residing in employee’s household). Employee may also be given special leave to travel.

Seniority – recall rights: 18 months commencing with date of layoff.

Call-in pay: Greater of: compensation at applicable overtime rate for any time worked, plus in addition to any overtime compensation, 2 hours’ pay at straight-time or compensation equivalent to 4 hours’ pay at straight-time rate. When employee reports to work overtime for which they have been called in, employee will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred: actual cost of public or commercial transportation each way or when employee travels with own automobile, mileage allowance in accordance with policy guidelines and procedures manual.

Probationary period: 6 months for employee appointed to non-faculty position; 10 months for employee appointed to faculty position (period may be extended with agreement of both parties). Employee will not be required to serve more than 1 probationary period if they are subsequently appointed by employer to same position or position with substantially similar job functions and required levels of expertise.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for document or written statement specifically related to disciplinary action or performance.

Severance: 2 weeks’ pay for first; 1 week’s pay for each succeeding year of employment, maximum 30 weeks’ pay for employee laid off for first time. 1 week’s pay for each year of employment — less any previous severance pay — maximum 29 weeks’ pay for employee who is laid off for second or subsequent time.

Safety shoes: $175 (previously $150) on April 1 of each year for employees who are required to wear safety footwear.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide 2 uniforms per year to each kitchen worker. $200 on Sept. 1 each year for custodians, custodial night supervisors, custodial supervisors.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Level 1

Minimum: $24.56

Maximum: $29.24

Level 2

Minimum: $25.93

Maximum: $30.87

Level 3

Minimum: $27.45

Maximum: $32.68

Level 4

Minimum: $28.97

Maximum: $34.49

Level 5

Minimum: $30.87

Maximum: $36.75

Level 6

Minimum: $33.15

Maximum: $39.46

Level 7

Minimum: $35.81

Maximum: $42.63

Level 8

Minimum: $38.85

Maximum: $46.25

Level 9

Minimum: $42.65

Maximum: $50.78

Level 10

Minimum: $47.21

Maximum: $56.20

Level 11

Minimum: $52.54

Maximum: $62.53

Level 12

Minimum: $59.38

Maximum: $70.68

Editor’s notes: Post-layoff assistance: Employee assistance program and career counseling will be available for laid-off employees for maximum 18 months after effective date of layoff. Right to disconnect: Unless specified elsewhere in collective agreement, employee is under no obligation to engage in work-related communications including: answering calls or emails outside of normal working hours. Standby pay: 1 hour at regular straight-time rate for each 8 consecutive hours or portion thereof on standby. In addition to standby pay, employee will be paid greater of applicable overtime rate for time worked or minimum 4 hours’ pay at straight-time rate. If employee reports to work on more than 1 occasion, employee will be paid for hours worked greater of: applicable overtime rate for time worked or minimum of 1 hour at applicable overtime rate. Christmas break: Employees will not be required to report for duty during Christmas break (3 working days that fall between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). Travel assistance: $2,750 for full-time employee who completes 1 year of continuous service paid each year on anniversary of initial date of hire.

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