Cambridge, Ont. (55 production employees, operators, material handlers, technicians, millwrights) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 103
Renewal agreement: Effective May 5, 2018 to May 4, 2022. Signed on April 12, 2018.
General production/utility person/set-up and run operator/material handler/team leader/quality technician
Effective year 2: 2.5%
Effective year 4: 2.5%
Effective year 1: $2.50 per hour
Effective year 2: $1 per hour
Effective year 3: $0.50 per hour
Effective year 4: $0.50 per hour
Shift premium: $0.35 per hour for afternoon shift. $0.40 per hour for midnight shift. $0.25 per hour for first-aid attendant.
Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 2 floaters.
Vacations with pay: 1 days per month, maximum 10 days, or 4% to start, 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day; for all time worked on Saturday, except for employee whose regular shift starts Friday evening and extends into Saturday, which will not be eligible for premium pay for time worked. Double time for all time worked on Sunday, except for first hour of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. Double time for all overtime worked on Saturday adjacent to paid holiday, except for regular shift extension. Double time, from Monday to Friday, for all time worked in excess of 12 hours in 1 workday. Double time for all time worked on Saturday in excess of 8 hours for that workday. Double time for overtime worked on Saturday prior to plant shutdown.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after 6 months of employment.
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after 12 months of employment. Coverage equivalent to Blue Cross plan no. 9. 80% co-insurance combined maximum per year $1,500 for diagnostic/preventative, restorative, periodontic, endodontic procedures. 50% co-insurance, maximum $1,000 per year for denture, bridge/crown coverage. 50% co-insurance, lifetime maximum $1,200 for employees, dependants for orthodontic coverage.
Vision: $200 (previously $175) per family member every 2 years.
Paramedical: $12 per treatment, maximum $240 per year for chiropractor coverage. $10 per treatment, maximum $160 per year for massage therapy coverage. $1,000 per year for physiotherapy coverage for each employee and dependant.
Weekly indemnity: Coverage begins on seventh working day (after 56 scheduled work hours) of sickness or on first day of hospitalization or accident, for 66 2/3% of weekly earnings, maximum 32 weeks.
STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after 18 months of employment.
LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after 18 months of employment. Coverage begins after 48 weeks of disability, at 50% of hourly rate multiplied by 40 hours per week, monthly maximum $2,200 (skill trade monthly maximum of $2,700).
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after employee reaches seniority. Coverage of $45,000 rising 3 steps to $46,500.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums; coverage begins after employee reaches seniority. Coverage of $45,000 rising 3 steps to $46,500.
Pension: Employer will contribute $1.65 per hour (previously $1.60 per hour) rising 3 steps to $1.75 per hour into pension plan. Employees may also make own personal RRSP contributions through payroll deductions.
Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (current spouse, mother, father, stepparent, sister, brother, son, daughter, stepchild, grandparent, grandchild). Maximum 3 days to attend funeral for death in non-immediate family (mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law). 1 day off if employee is unable to attend funeral of current mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law.
Seniority – recall rights: 4 weeks when employee accepts position outside bargaining unit; 2 years from date of layoff; 5 years due to long-term disability.
Call-in pay: Minimum of 4 hours at straight hourly rate or applicable overtime rate for actual time worked (whichever is greater).
Probationary period: 600 accumulated work hours in any 12-month period. First 500 hours of employment for apprentices.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 3 months for consultation; 6 months for verbal warnings; 12 months for written warnings; 18 months for suspensions.
Safety shoes: $150 (previously $125), inclusive of all taxes, once every 12 months for safety shoes.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 5% increase):
General production: $18.39 rising 3 steps to $19.32
Utility person: $19.25 rising 3 steps to $20.22
Set-up and run operator: $19.88 rising 3 steps to $20.89
Material handler: $19.54 rising 3 steps to $20.53
Team leader: $20.11 rising 3 steps to $21.13
Quality technician: $22.12 rising 3 steps to $23.24
Millwright: $28.37 rising 3 steps to $30.37
Lump sum payments: $1,500 in year 1; $1,500 in year 3
Newly hired general production
First 12 months: 85% of wage rate
Second 12 months: 90% of wage rate
Third 12 months: 95% of wage rate
Start of 37th month: 100% of wage rate
1st 1,000 hours: not less than 60% of journeyman’s wage rate
Second 1,000 hours: not less than 65% of journeyman’s wage rate
Third 1,000 hours: not less than 70% of journeyman’s wage rate
Fourth 1,000 hours: not less than 75% of journeyman’s wage rate
Fifth 1,000 hours: not less than 80% of journeyman’s wage rate
Sixth 1,000 hours: not less than 85% of journeyman’s wage rate
Seventh 1,000 hours: not less than 90% of journeyman’s wage rate
Eighth 1,000 hours: not less than 95% of journeyman’s wage rate
Editor’s notes: Safety glasses: Employer will provide regular or prescription safety glasses and replacements in accordance with company’s eye-protection policy. Prescription lenses may be changed once per year. Orthopedic coverage: $400 combined maximum per year for custom orthotics, stock orthopedic shoes, custom orthopedic shoes, stock orthopedic shoe rebuilds. Hearing aids: Maximum $1,000 coverage for eligible expenses incurred during 4-year period