Cold Lake, Alta. (118 municipal employees) and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Local 118/016
Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2021. Ratified on Aug. 7, 2018. Signed on Aug. 30, 2019.
Effective Jan. 1, 2018: 1.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1.5%
Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 1.75%
Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 2.25%
Shift premium: $1.50 per hour to employees who work shift where hours fall outside of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (premium is payable on Saturday and Sunday). Employee will be paid at rate of higher-paid classification when employee temporarily and continuously performs majority of duties of higher-paid classification for 2 days. Employee will be paid at higher classification at step that provides increase of at least 3.5%.
Paid holidays: 12 days. If Dec. 24 falls on regular working day, employees will be released from work at noon, unless required to work under exceptional circumstances. Employees will receive 1 personal day to be taken at their discretion (personal day must be used by employee by Dec. 31 in year in which employee receives it; day cannot be carried forward into next year).
Vacations with pay: For employees who work 7-hour day: 4.04 hours per pay period to start, 5.38 hours per pay period after 5 years, 6.73 hours per pay period after 14 years, 8.08 hours per pay period after 20 years. For employees who work 8-hour day: 4.62 hours per pay period to start, 6.15 hours per pay period after 5 years, 7.69 hours per pay period after 14 years, 9.23 hours per pay period after 20 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half after 35 or 40 hours per week. Time may be banked, maximum 5 days of overtime (banked overtime must be used within 1 year from date it is worked or it will be paid out); time may be taken as time off in lieu.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums. Employer will provide $800 per year (previously $750 per year) for health and wellness account.
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 100% reimbursement for basic and diagnostic. 100% reimbursement for dentures. 50% for orthodontics; 80% for major restorative, maximum $2,500 per year (previously $1,500 per year) per insured person for all coverage combined, excluding orthodontics. Orthodontics lifetime maximum is $2,500 (previously $1,500).
Vision: Coverage of $250, once every 2 years.
Sick leave: 1.5 days per month, maximum 120 days.
STD: Employee pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3 of basic weekly earnings, maximum $750 per week.
LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3 of basic weekly earnings, maximum $4,500 per month.
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual salary.
Pension: Employees will be provided pension as per Alberta Local Authorities Pension Plan.
Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (father, stepfather, mother, stepmother, foster-parent, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, spouse, child, ward, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, niece, nephew, kinship care, relative of employee who is resident of employee’s household (includes common-law spouse)). 5 days if employee has to travel more than 300 kilometres to attend memorial service or funeral.
Seniority – recall rights: 12 months.
Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours’ pay at overtime rate or time off in lieu of overtime. If employee receives second call to work within foregoing 3-hour period, employee will not receive any additional compensation unless total time worked exceeds 3 hours.
Probationary period: 3 months.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Severance: 2 weeks of salary for each year of service, maximum 43 weeks.
Safety shoes: Employees (and community peace officers) who are required to wear safety boots will be reimbursed once per year, maximum $200 (previously $175), including GST, for CSA-approved safety boots. Unused funds may be carried forward to following year, but employee must use such carry over by end of year in which it was carried forward to.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide insulated coveralls when — due to safety and work environment in winter — employees work outside on regular basis in winter.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current):
Casual, summer employees/fitness monitor/climbing-wall attendant
Step 1: $17.99
Step 2: $18.62
Step 3: $19.25
Step 4: $19.93
Step 5: $20.63
Custodian/special transportation driver/labourer
Step 1: $20.11
Step 2: $20.82
Step 3: $21.55
Step 4: $22.30
Step 5: $23.08
Step 1: $19.11
Step 2: $19.77
Scale-house attendant/meter reader
Step 1: $22.66
Step 2: $23.46
Step 3: $24.28
Step 4: $25.14
Step 5: $26.01
Step 1: $21.54
Step 2: $22.29
Administrative assistant/RCMP clerk/front desk receptionist/records clerk/wellness programmer/events programmer/parent link facilitator/FCSS facilitator/volunteer services facilitator/program assistant
Step 1: $26.16
Step 2: $27.06
Step 3: $28.02
Step 4: $29
Step 5: $30
Step 1: $24.84
Step 2: $25.72
Finance clerk/desktop technician/intermediate secretary
Step 1: $28.41
Step 2: $29.39
Step 3: $30.43
Step 4: $31.51
Step 5: $32.60
Step 1: $26.98
Step 2: $27.93
Step 1: $29.32
Step 2: $30.34
Step 3: $31.40
Step 4: $32.51
Step 5: $33.64
Step 1: $27.84
Step 2: $28.83
Marketing officer/recreation programmer/social-programs coordinator/community peace officer/desktop analyst/legislative and records management coordinator/golf and winter club programmer
Step 1: $30.73
Step 2: $31.82
Step 3: $32.93
Step 4: $34.08
Step 5: $35.27
Step 1: $29.21
Step 2: $30.24
Editor’s notes: Standby pay: $31.05 per day for weekdays; $62.10 per day for weekends, statutory holidays. Minimum 3 hours’ pay when employee is called back to work while on standby. Membership fees: Employer will reimburse employees for annual professional membership fees (ADOA, CIP, APWA, LGA, CMA, CGA, CET, Land-Fill Certification, Water Certification, Waste-Water Collection Certification), provided they are directly related to employee’s work with employer. Long-term service awards: After 5 years of service: plaque with 5-year medallion attached and monetary award of $75; after 10 years of service: 10-year medallion to attach to plaque and monetary award of $150; after 15 years of service: 15-year medallion to attach to plaque and monetary award of $225; after 20 or more years of service: 20-year, 25-year, 30-year medallion to attach to plaque and monetary award of $300. For each 5 years of service after 30 years employee is provided medallion to attach to plaque and $300.