Rocky View County, Alta. (11 operators, craftsmen) and Unifor, Local 1400
Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 1, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2023. Ratified on Nov. 19, 2019. Signed on Nov. 20, 2019.
Shift premium: Double time for employee who works on shift different from regularly assigned shift and starting and stopping times are altered by 4 hours or more, for first 12 hours worked under new schedule. 10% when replacing superintendent. 10% when employee acts as coordinator for special project (turnaround, major construction) while dedicated to project. Day shift: $1.21 per hour rising 3 steps to $1.32 per hour. Night shift: $2.75 per hour rising 3 steps to $3.01 per hour. First-class steam: $5.81 per hour rising 3 steps to $6.37 per hour. Second-class steam: $4.56 per hour rising 3 steps to $5 per hour. Third-class steam: $1.50 per hour rising 3 steps to $1.65 per hour.
Dual-ticket: $2.10 per hour rising 3 steps to $2.30 per hour.
Paid holidays: 11 days, plus 1 additional day to be designated by employer.
Vacations with pay: 3 weeks or 6% after 1 year, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 19 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 25 years.
Overtime: Double time for shift workers for all work after 12 hours per day, on scheduled days of rest. Double time for work in excess of 186.6 hours in current 35-day shift schedule excepting hours for which premium pay has been paid. Double time for regular day employees for work in excess of regularly scheduled hours in 1 day and for hours worked on scheduled days of rest. Time may be banked, maximum 48 hours (any hours remaining in bank at yearend will be paid out at straight-time and no time may be carried over to following year).
Meal allowance: After 2 hours of overtime after normal hours (or if employee works on day of rest, minimum 4 hours of work, and with 2 hours of advance notice, employee will receive meal or one-half hour of pay at operator #2 rate and every 4 hours of overtime thereafter.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, parents-in-law, sisters- and brothers-in law, daughter- and son-in law).
Seniority – recall rights: 1 year, with less than 1 year of seniority. 6 months if employee is assigned to job classification not covered by agreement.
Probationary period: 3 calendar months.
Severance: 2 weeks’ pay, plus 2 weeks’ pay for each year of service, for employees whose jobs are declared redundant due to technological change or automation.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 9.5% increase):
Power station operations
Lead plant operator: $59.99 rising 3 steps to $65.71
Plant operator 1: $54.55 rising 3 steps to $59.75
Plant operator 2: $51.12 rising 3 steps to $56
Plant operator 3: $46.47 rising 3 steps to $54.01
Plant operator 4: $46.47 rising 3 steps to $50.90
Plant operator 5: $43.29 rising 3 steps to $47.41
Lead craftsman: $59.99 rising 3 steps to $65.71
Craftsman 1: $54.55 rising 3 steps to $59.75
Craftsman 2: $51.12 rising 3 steps to $56
Craftsman 3: $49.30 rising 3 steps to $54.01
Craftsman 4: $46.47 rising 3 steps to $50.90
Editor’s notes: Medical examination: Employer has right to require medical examinations whenever it considers examinations necessary and will pay any cost of examination required. Alternate schedules: If shift employee changes from assigned work schedule to alternate schedule, employee will receive 35 days’ notice; if employee receives notice, employee will be paid double times for first 12 hours worked under new schedule; if notice is not provided, employee will be paid at double time for first 36 hours worked under new schedule. Standby: 4 hours of straight-time pay per standby day; 1 hour of straight-time pay per partial standby day. If standby is cancelled after 3:30 p.m. prior to day scheduled to be on standby, employee will receive 4 hours of straight-time pay in lieu of notice.