City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie, Alta. (650 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 787

City of Grande Prairie
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2021. Signed on Nov. 1, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Jan. 1, 2019: 1%

Effective Jan. 1, 2020: 2%

Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 1.5%

Shift premium: Employee will be paid overtime rate if 48 hours of notice isn’t given for shift change (24 hours in emergency situations) or if 9 hours of rest between shifts isn’t provided. $1.75 per hour (previously $1.50 per hour) for any straight-time hours worked outside 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and for all straight-time hours worked on Saturdays, Sundays. $2 per hour for employees assigned crew-chief duties.

Paid holidays: 11 days. Employees are entitled to 2 hours off on Christmas Eve (extra time off will be given on rotating basis in order to not interrupt continuous service of employer). 1 floating holiday each year will be given to employees to start; 2 floating holidays each year to employees who have completed 15 years of service (floating holidays may be accrued, maximum 4 days).

Vacations with pay: 120 hours to start, 160 hours after 6 years, 200 hours after 11 years, 240 hours after 16 years, 280 hours after 21 years, 320 hours after 26 years, 360 hours after 31 years. Vacation hours may be accumulated, maximum 400 hours.

Overtime: Double time for work outside regular hours; on days off; on holidays. Time may be banked and taken as time off, maximum 80 hours in bank. Employer will pay out any remaining banked overtime in first pay period after every Dec. 1. Overtime accumulating during December can be carried over into next calendar year.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for Alberta Health Care Insurance. Employer pays 100% of premiums for extended health plan. Employer will provide $500 per year ($250 per year for part-time employees) to full-time employees for health and wellness account.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Sick leave: 1.6 days for every month of employment, maximum 180 days.

LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Life insurance: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

Pension: Every eligible employee will join Local Authorities Pension Plan.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (son, daughter, current spouse (including common-law spouse), mother, father, sister, brother, stepparents, stepchildren, stepsiblings, stepgrandchildren, mother in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, grandparent of spouse, legal guardian). Maximum 2 additional days for travel time, if distance travelled is greater than 450 kilometres from Grande Prairie.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year after layoffs; 90 working days if employee is transferred to supervisory position or other position not covered by agreement.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours of pay at overtime rates.

Probationary period: First 6 months served.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for disciplinary records.

Safety shoes: $400, after 6 months of service, for employees who require safety footwear as condition of employment.

Uniforms/clothing: $200 for aquatic assistants, instructors, lifeguards (with 6 months of service) for pool deck swimwear, footwear on Jan. 1 of ever odd numbered year

Tool allowance: $75 per month will be paid to journeyman mechanics 1 and 2 and welders, providing customary tools of trade are carried.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Enforcement services

Bylaw enforcement officer 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $30.75

5+ yrs. service: $31.39

10+ yrs. service: $32.02

Bylaw enforcement officer 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $36.18

5+ yrs. service: $36.91

10+ yrs. service: $37.65

Bylaw enforcement officer 3

0 to 4 yrs. service: $37.83

5+ yrs. service: $38.59

10+ yrs. service: $39.36

Senior bylaw enforcement officer

0 to 4 yrs. service: $41.76

5+ yrs. service: $42.58

10+ yrs. service: $43.43

Peace officer 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $39.82

5+ yrs. service: $40.62

10+ yrs. service: $41.43

Peace officer 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $42.82

5+ yrs. service: $43.68

10+ yrs. service: $44.56

Senior peace officer

0 to 4 yrs. service: $46.74

5+ yrs. service: $47.68

10+ yrs. service: $48.64

License inspector 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $30.75

5+ yrs. service: $31.38

10+ yrs. service: $32.02

License inspector 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $36.29

5+ yrs. service: $37.02

10+ yrs. service: $37.76

License inspector 3

0 to 4 yrs. service: $37.83

5+ yrs. service: $38.58

10+ yrs. service: $39.35

Home support

Home support 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $22.53

5+ yrs. service: $22.97

10+ yrs. service: $23.43

Home support 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $29.35

5+ yrs. service: $29.94

10+ yrs. service: $30.54

Equipment operation

Equipment operator 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $33.89

5+ yrs. service: $34.58

10+ yrs. service: $34.48

Equipment operator 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $34.48

5+ yrs. service: $35.17

10+ yrs. service: $35.85

Equipment operator 3

0 to 4 yrs. service: $35.65

5+ yrs. service: $36.36

10+ yrs. service: $37.08

Equipment operator

0 to 4 yrs. service: $36.81

5+ yrs. service: $37.57

10+ yrs. service: $38.31

Fleet system

Mechanic 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $46.34

5+ yrs. service: $47.26

10+ yrs. service: $48.21

Mechanic 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $47.30

5+ yrs. service: $48.24

10+ yrs. service: $49.21

Parts person 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $34.48

5+ yrs. service: $35.17

10+ yrs. service: $35.85

Parts person 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $38.17

5+ yrs. service: $38.93

10+ yrs. service: $39.71

Pickup and delivery person

0 to 4 yrs. service: $32.78

5+ yrs. service: $33.44

10+ yrs. service: $34.12

Serviceperson

0 to 4 yrs. service: $36.16

5+ yrs. service: $36.89

10+ yrs. service: $37.62

Utility worker

0 to 4 yrs. service: $33.74

5+ yrs. service: $34.43

10+ yrs. service: $35.12

Fleet lead hand 1

0 to 4 yrs. service: $49.68

5+ yrs. service: $50.67

10+ yrs. service: $51.68

Fleet lead hand 2

0 to 4 yrs. service: $50.28

5+ yrs. service: $51.29

10+ yrs. service: $52.31

Journeyman welder

0 to 4 yrs. service: $44.12

5+ yrs. service: $45.01

10+ yrs. service: $45.91

Editor’s notes: Standby pay: 1 hour of pay (regular rate) for each day scheduled on standby; 2 hours of pay (regular rate) on day of rest or general holiday. Service recognition: $200 after 5 years of service; $300 after 10 years of service; $400 after 15 years of service; $600 after 20 years of service; $800 after 25 years of service; $1,000 after 30 years of service; $1,200 after 35 years of service. Upon retirement to Local Authorities Pension Plan and after 25 years of service, 1-time payment of $4,000 will be paid to employee; $6,000 after 30 years of service. Prescription safety glasses: $250 twice per year, to mechanics and welders where safety glasses are required by employer.

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