Provincewide, Alberta (1,580 skilled employees) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 99
Renewal agreement: Effective May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2022. Ratified on Oct. 8, 2019. Signed on July 25, 2019.
Effective May 1, 2019: 2.75%
Effective May 1, 2020: 2.5%
Effective May 1, 2021: 2.25%
Shift premium: Employee will be paid at overtime rates, for 4 hours of work, if 24 hours of notice isn’t given for any shift change. $0.35 per hour for employees who obtain first-aid certificate.
Paid holidays: 12 days.
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 2 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 7 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 13 years, 6 weeks or 12% after 18 years, 6 weeks plus 1 day or 12.4% after 25 years, 6 weeks plus 2 days or 12.8% after 26 years, 6 weeks plus 3 days or 13.2% after 27 years, 6 weeks plus 4 days or 13.6% after 28 years, 7 weeks or 14% after 30 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Double time for work on Sundays, holidays. May be banked, maximum 160 hours, and taken as time off during slow periods.
Meal allowance: Employee will be provided meal and beverage without charge (or employee will be eligible to claim $20) if employer does not provide minimum 24 hours of notice to employee of overtime opportunity to be worked.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for provincial coverage; employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for extended health coverage.
Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.
Sick leave: After working 2 months, employee will have earned 4 hours of credits, and will accumulate 4 hours per month thereafter maximum 40 hours. On Jan. 1 of each year thereafter, employees will receive 40 hours’ leave to apply to current years’ service. Days not used can be accumulated maximum 300 hours. Employee with 10 or more years’ service will be paid all accumulated time when employee retires.
STD: Coverage of 80% of wages, maximum 26 weeks.
LTD: Employee pays 100% of premiums. Coverage of 50% of earnings, maximum $5,000 per month.
AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums.
Pension: Employer will contribute 6%, employees contribute maximum 5.25% (matched by employer) to DC plan.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (spouse, parents, grandparents, spouse’s grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law; plus sons, daughters, brothers, sisters; their spouses, any relative residing permanently with employee). Employees who need more time off to attend funeral will be allowed to take extra days off, without pay.
Seniority – recall rights: 2 years for employee transfers to position outside bargaining unit; 52 weeks for layoffs. Seniority will be maintained and accumulated during occupational accident, illness or while on sick leave benefits. As well, seniority will be maintained and accumulated during any and all leaves of absences that are described in 2019 Alberta Employment Standards.
Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours of overtime pay; minimum 4 hours at regular overtime rates (in addition to statutory holiday pay) when employee is called in on scheduled day off or holiday.
Probationary period: 120 consecutive calendar days (extension of 120-day probation period will be by mutual agreement of both parties).
Discipline: Sunset clause is 1 year for disciplinary notices, letters of expectation.
Severance: 3 weeks per year of service maximum 104 weeks.
Safety shoes: $250 per year; $350 per year for field service persons assigned to field trucks on regular basis and yard persons.
Uniforms/clothing: Coveralls will be supplied and cleaned without charge to employees who normally wear coveralls. Immersion suits, fireproof coveralls will be made available for employees required to wear them on job assignments. Field servicepersons will be provided 3 pairs of Arctic coveralls (or pants and jacket) and cold weather protective gloves each year. Welders will be provided with protective gloves, fresh-air welding helmets.
Tool allowance: $650 per year for heavy equipment technician, mechanic, electrician, refrigeration, air conditioning mechanic (HVAC), millwright, apprentices; $450 per year for welder, machinist, apprentices; $200 per year for licensed/unlicensed maintenance person, track press operator, instrumentation technician.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.8% increase):
Resident: $53.32 rising 2 steps to $55.88
Lead-hand: $50.92 rising 2 steps to $53.36
Journeyperson (heavy equipment technician/welder/electrician/millwright/machinist): $48.47 rising 2 steps to $50.80
Journeyperson: heavy-duty equipment mechanic (off-road)/journeyperson truck and transport mechanic (on-hwy, power systems only)/electrician (EGS technician/motor rewind technician): $46.91 rising 2 steps to $49.16
Probationary: $46.75 rising 2 steps to $49
Machinist/non-destructive testing technician
Lead-hand: $48.31 rising 2 steps to $50.64
Journeyperson: $45.98 rising 2 steps to $48.19
Probationary: $44.41 rising 2 steps to $46.54
Maintenance person licensed
Lead-hand: $49.58 rising 2 steps to $51.96
Journeyperson: $47.22 rising 2 steps to $49.49
Probationary: $44.13 rising 2 steps to $46.25
Maintenance person unlicensed
Class A: $37.25 rising 2 steps to $39.04
Probationary: $34.82 rising 2 steps to $36.50
Category A: painter/heavy truck driver (over 3 ton)/track press operator/auto- welding machine operator
Lead-hand: $39.44 rising 2 steps to $41.33
Class A: $37.57 rising 2 steps to $39.37
Class B: $36.15 rising 2 steps to $37.88
Probationary: $34.84 rising 2 steps to $36.52
Category B: hydraulic hose press operator/yardperson/tool room attendant/shipper receiver (service dept.)
Lead-hand: $38.73 rising 2 steps to $40.59
Class A: $36.89 rising 2 steps to $38.66
Class B: $35.49 rising 2 steps to $37.20
Probationary $34.21 rising 2 steps to $35.85
Category C: wash bay attendant
Class A: $31.13 rising 2 steps to $32.63
Class B: $29.90 rising 2 steps to $31.34
Probationary $28.42 $29.13 $29.79
Category D: labourer/janitor
Class A: $26 rising 2 steps to $27.25
Class B: $24.63 rising 2 steps to $25.81
Probationary: $23.26 rising 2 steps to $24.38
Editor’s notes: Standby duty: $5 per hour for parts-counter sales employees assigned to scheduled standby duty. Apprenticeship assistance: Apprentices attending school will be paid at normal rate of pay while attending technical training. Apprentices who go to school away from normal place of residency will receive up to $250 per week to assist in living, travel, weekend expenses (minimum 100 kilometres away to qualify for subsidy). Meal expenses: $70 per diem ($20 breakfast; $20 lunch; $30 dinner) for employees who are away from branch for training (when meals are not provided) or overnight on field assignment. Custom earplugs: 100% of cost of 1 pair of custom earplugs every 2 years for employees who require earplugs. Location allowance: High Level: $450 per month; Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo: $1,350 per month; Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo (employees hired after date of ratification Oct. 8, 2019): $1,000 per month; NWT: $700 per month.