City of Kelowna

Kelowna, B.C. (650 inside, outside municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 338

City of Kelowna
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2023. Signed on April 17, 2020.

Wage adjustments:

Effective March 31, 2019: 2%

Effective March 31, 2020: 2%

Effective March 31, 2021: 2%

Effective March 31, 2022: 2.25%

Effective March 31, 2023: 2.25%

Shift premium: $0.50 per hour for any shift that begins or ends between 6 p.m. in 1 day and 5 a.m. following day. $0.35 per hour for hours worked on dirty work (sanitary landfill and commonage composting site employees (equipment operators (except when working in scale house, landfill attendant); utility services and utility construction departments (only when working with asbestos), in ditches or manholes where muddy conditions or sewage is present); road patching and crack sealing; trackless sidewalk sweepers; roadways operations litter pick-up; mechanics working at landfill or at commonage)). $1 per hour for each shift for employee who is appointed to act as level 2 first-aid attendant ($500 bonus upon successful completion of first-aid course plus additional $750 after serving 3-year term as attendant). $1 per hour for employee who acts as field safety representative.

Paid holidays: 12 days.

Vacations with pay: 15 days (with 10 months of service) or 1.5 days per month (with less than 10 months of service) to start, 3 weeks after 1 year, 16 days after 5 years, 17 days after 6 years, 18 days after 7 years, 19 days after 8 years, 4 weeks after 9 years, 5 weeks after 17 years, 6 weeks after 21 years. Effective Jan. 1, 2021: 15 days to start, 16 days after 5 years, 17 days after 6 years, 18 days after 7 years, 19 days after 8 years, 20 days after 9 years, 25 days after 17 years, 30 days after 21 years. Employees with 20 days or fewer vacation entitlement must take at least 15 days’ vacation each year; employees with 25 days or more vacation entitlement must take at least 20 days’ vacation in each year. Maximum 1 year’s entitlement may be carried over to next calendar year by employee. Balance of vacation bank will be paid out at termination of employment.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after normal work day; double time after 2 hours of overtime. Double time for all work on employee’s days of rest (time and one-half if employee requests to work some or all weekly overtime on rest days instead). May be taken as time off in lieu.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for medical services plan, extended health plan. Eligible employees will be entitled to wellness payment, paid to employee on biweekly basis.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums. 100% coverage for basic; 50% coverage for prosthetics, crowns and bridges, orthodontics.

Weekly indemnity: Employee pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 70% of gross wages after 6 days of absence, maximum 26 weeks after first day of leave.

Sick leave: One-half day per month, maximum 10 days as health-leave bank. New employees will receive 3 days after 3 months of service.

AD&D: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual earnings.

Life insurance: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for coverage of 2 times annual earnings.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse, common-law spouse, child, stepchild, parents, brother, sister, grandparents, grandchild, stepparent, foster-child, foster-parent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, fiancée, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, parents-in-law). 2 additional days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, stepchild, foster-child. One-half day to attend funeral as pallbearer.

Seniority – recall rights: 1 year for layoffs; 42 months if employee is absent from work because of sickness or accident.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours of pay at double time for all hours worked outside normal working hours.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Safety shoes: $100 per year (previously $65 per year) for work safety boots.

Tool allowance: $500 in first year; $200 per year thereafter to all employees in mechanic classifications.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 8.8% increase):

Pay grade

Inside workers

2

1: $22.53 rising 5 steps to $24.52

2: $23.89 rising 5 steps to $26

3: $25.08 rising 5 steps to $27.31

3 (accounting clerk 1)

1: $23.18 rising 5 steps to $25.24

2: $24.63 rising 5 steps to $26.81

3: $25.93 rising 5 steps to $28.22

4 (data entry clerk/response operator)

1: $24.08 rising 5 steps to $26.22

2: $25.60 rising 5 steps to $27.87

3: $26.75 rising 5 steps to $29.12

5 (accounting assistant 1/administrative clerk/development services clerk/engineering clerk/legislative clerk/operations clerk/police services clerk/purchasing clerk/recreation clerk)

1: $25.01 rising 5 steps to $27.23

2: $26.37 rising 5 steps to $28.70

3: $28 rising 5 steps to $30.48

11 (active transportation coordinator/buyer/bylaw enforcement coordinator/community policing coordinator/environmental technician 2/legislative coordinator/payroll coordinator/risk and claims analyst/security clearance specialist/survey technician/traffic programmer/wastewater source control technician)

1: $31.79

2: $33.06

3: $34.40 rising 5 steps to $37.44

4: $35.52 rising 5 steps to $38.67

5: $36.67 rising 5 steps to $39.90

15 (building inspector/plan checker 3/business systems analyst/development technician engineering/engineering technical support coordinator/financial analyst/laboratory coordinator/network systems analyst/park and landscape planner/planner specialist/property officer specialist/senior bylaw officer/urban forest health technician)

1: $39.09

2: $40.57

3: $42.18 rising 5 steps to $46.88

4: $43.48 rising 5 steps to $48.30

5: $44.85 rising 5 steps to $49.78

Outside workers

7 (carpenter 1/concrete worker/equipment operator 2/irrigation serviceperson/police transportation maintenance assistant/sign worker/wastewater collection operator 1/water meter service technician/yard person): $28.44 rising 5 steps to $30.96

9 (equipment operator 4/garage serviceperson/gardener 1/relief building operator/utilities serviceperson/water distribution operator 2): $29.65 rising 5 steps to $32.28

12 (arborist 2/traffic officers meter technician): $33.61 rising 5 steps to $36.58

14A (arenas and stadiums foreman/building systems foreman/building trades foreman/landfill foreman/mechanic lead-hand/parks foreman/roadways foreman/security and building technology lead hand/urban forestry foreman/utilities foreman/wastewater electrical foreman/wastewater treatment foreman/water collection foreman/water supply foreman/water/WW maintenance foreman): $37.16 rising 5 steps to $41.29

Editor’s notes: Standby: 2 hours’ pay at regular rate for each normal workday on standby and employee worked regular 8-hour shift; 3 hours’ pay at regular rate for each day of rest, holiday employee is on standby. May be taken as time off in lieu after 5 days accumulated.

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