Calgary Quest Children’s Society

Calgary (54 teachers, support specialists, therapists, assistants, kitchen, janitorial employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 401

Calgary Quest Children’s Society
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Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2021. Ratified on May 16, 2019. Signed on May 16, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective 2018/2019 school year: 0.5%

Effective 2019/2020 school year: 1%

Effective 2020 /2021 school year: 2%

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 4 weeks during school year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 44 hours per week. 1/200 of rate of total salary for each day teacher is employed after 200 days per year for teacher who agrees to provide service greater than 200 days per year.

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

Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Sick leave: Employer will provide 87 hours of wellness time per year. Hours are non-cumulative from year to year and expire at end of year if not used.

LTD: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.

Pension: Employer will deduct minimum $50 contribution from monthly salary of employee to RRSP; employer will match that amount. Maximum 2% of earnings to start; maximum 5% after 5 years of service.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (spouse, common-law spouse, fiancé, legal guardian, child, parent, spouse’s parent, stepparent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, grand-parent-in-law, grandchild or for special circumstances approved by employer). Requests for additional unpaid travel time, unpaid additional bereavement leave will be considered by employer on case-by-case basis

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year after layoff.

Probationary period: 10 months worked for each period of continuous employment from date of hire (may be extended by up to additional 3 months worked) for teachers; 3 months (may be extended by up to additional 3 months worked) for all other new employees. Employer will provide paid orientation period for all new employees during probationary period no later than 7 school days from employee’s hire date.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months for discipline excluding suspensions; 18 months for discipline involving suspensions (both exclusive of unpaid leaves of absence).

Severance: 1 week after 3 months of service; 2 weeks after 2 years of service; 4 weeks after 4 years or service; 5 weeks after 6 years of service; 6 weeks after 8 years of service; 8 weeks after 10 years of service.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide protective clothing or equipment when employer determines work performed by employee requires protective clothing or equipment.

Mileage: $0.60 per kilometre for employees required to use vehicles for travel in connection with employment.

Sample rates of annual pay (current):

Steps

Level A (qualified teachers with 4-year degree (B.Ed.))

0: $58,951.59

1: $62,167.13

2: $65,382.67

3: $68,598.22

4: $71,813.76

5: $75,029.30

6: $78,244.84

7: $81,460.38

8: $84,675.92

9: $87,891.46

10+: $91,107.01

Level B (qualified teachers with master’s degree in teaching (M.Ed.))

0: $62,167.13

1: $65,382.67

2: $68,598.22

3: $71,813.76

4: $75,029.30

5: $78,244.84

6: $81,460.38

7: $84,675.92

8: $87,891.46

9: $91,107.01

10+: $94,322.55

Behavioural support specialists

0: $48,233.12

1: $49,840.90

2: $51,448.66

3: $53,056.44

4: $54,664.20

5+: $56,271.98

Registered therapists

0: $64,191.76

1: $67,297.82

2: $70,507.40

3: $73,820.53

4: $77,133.65

5: $80,446.77

6: $83,656.36

7: $86,141.20

8+: $90,696.75

Instructional assistants

Level A (0 to some post-secondary with less than 2-year diploma)

0: $28,939.87

1: $29,797.35

2: $30,654.83

3: $31,512.31

4: $32,369.78

5: $33,227.26

6: $34,299.11

7: $35,370.96

8+: $36,442.80

Level B (2-year diploma or more (no 4-year degree) from post-secondary institution recognized in Canada)

0: $32,155.41

1: $33,227.26

2+: $34,299.11

3: $35,370.96

4: $36,442.80

5: $38,050.58

6: $39,658.34

7: $41,802.04

8+: $43,945.73

Level C (4-year degree from post-secondary institution recognized in Canada)

0: $35,370.96

1: $35,386.88

2: $38,586.50

3: $40,194.27

4: $41,802.04

5: $43,409.81

6: $45,017.58

7: $47,161.28

8+: $49,304.97

Kitchen assistant

0: $27,332.11

1: $28,939.87

2+: $30,547.65

Kitchen manager

0: $34,835.04

1: $38,050.58

2+: $40,730.19

Janitorial staff

0: $23,005.50

1: $24,574.06

2: $26,665.47

3+: $28,234.02

Employer will provide all employees with 1-time lump-sum payment of $250 following ratification

Editor’s notes: Staff meetings/professional development days: Employee will be paid at applicable regular rate; all time spent on staff meetings, professional development days will be considered time worked. Registration/accreditation fees: $500 of annual fee for registration or accreditation will paid by employer to each eligible employee on first pay period in December. Fresh-start provision: Employer will — upon ratification for all employees employed at ratification — have disciplinary records fully expunged from personnel files and any other files that may exist.

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