Gate Gourmet Canada

Calgary (255 drivers, cooks, attendants, customer service representatives, kitchen staff) and Teamsters, Local 987

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Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 26, 2018 to Jan. 25, 2022. Ratified on Jan. 15, 2019. Signed on Jan. 4, 2019.

Shift premium: $0.85 per hour for all hours worked on night shift (any shift which commences between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.). $1 per hour for lead-hands.

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 11 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 or 10 hours per day and 40 hours per 7consecutive days (for part-time, seasonal and casual employees). Time and one-half for all work on employee’s day off. May be banked.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 85% of premiums, employee pays 15% of premiums for extended health plan. $25for individual, $50 for family, deductible per year. Employer pays 100% of premiums for Alberta Health Plan.

Dental: Employer pays 85% of premiums, employee pays 15% of premiums. $25 for individual, $50 for family, deductible per year. 50% for orthodontic, restorative treatments. Maximum $2,500 in benefits per year for each person covered under plan.

Vision: $300 every 2 years (previously $200 every 2 years) for prescription glasses for employees and spouse; $250 every 2 years (previously $150 every 2 years) for prescription glasses for employee’s children.

Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3% of regular weekly earnings or maximum insurable earnings under Employment Insurance.

Sick leave: 4 hours per month in first year of employment; 6hours per month in second year of employment; 8 hours per month after 2 years of employment, maximum 64 hours per year. Employee may carry over accrued days from 1 year to next, maximum 64 hours.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 1 times annual salary.

Pension: Employer will contribute $1.10 per hour (previously $1.05 per hour) to Teamsters Local Union 987 Pension Fund on behalf of employees. Maximum 173 hours per month, 2,076 hours per year.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, common-law spouse, child, stepchild. 3 days for death of parent, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandparent, common-law-grandparent. If employee requires additional time off to attend or arrange funeral, employer will consider unpaid leave upon written request from employee.

Seniority – recall rights: 3months if employee’s security clearance is revoked by Transport Canada and is due to employee’s indiscretion; 12months for layoff or due to illness or accident.

Probationary period: 90 days worked.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 12months; 24 months for disciplinary measures that were imposed due to negligence; safety violations involving motor vehicle and aircraft.

Severance: After 5 years of service: 1 week’s pay; after 6 years of service: 2 weeks’ pay; after 7years of service: 3 weeks’ pay; after 8 years of service: 4 weeks’ pay; after 9 years of service: 5weeks’ pay.

Safety shoes: $110 per year (previously $100 per year) for company-approved safety footwear for all employees in flight kitchen, commissary (footwear will be condition of employment and must always be worn on duty). $135 per year (previously $125 per year) for employees who wear protective-toed safety boots. If employee foregoes allowance in 1 year, twice allowance will be available in following year.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide uniforms, hats, hairnets. Employer will provide winter parkas, pants to employees who work outside in inclement weather. Employer will provide 2 pairs of shorts for employees in trucking department who wish to wear shorts during summer months.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 8.2% increase):

High-lift driver

Start: $21.24 rising 4 steps to $22.98

6 months: $21.45 rising 4 steps to $23.21           

12 months: $21.67 rising 4 steps to $23.45

18 months: $21.88 rising 4 steps to $23.68

24 months: $22.08 rising 4 steps to $23.90

30 months: $22.32 rising 4 steps to $24.15

36 months: $22.54 rising 4 steps to $24.40

High-lift driver helper

Start: $18.30 rising 4 steps to $19.80

12 months: $18.38 rising 4 steps to $19.89

18 months: $18.59 rising 4 steps to $20.12

24 months: $18.81 rising 4 steps to $20.35

30 months: $19.04 rising 4 steps to $20.61

36 months: $19.26 rising 4 steps to $20.84

First cook and maintenance helper

Start: $20.17 rising 4 steps to $21.83

6 months: $20.35 rising 4 steps to $22.02

12 months: $20.58 rising 4 steps to $22.27

18 months: $20.81 rising 4 steps to $22.52

24 months: $21 rising 4 steps to $22.73

30 months: $21.23 rising 4 steps to $22.97

36 months: $21.45 rising 4 steps to $23.21

Bond-room attendant

Start: $18.63 rising 4 steps to $20.16

6 months: $18.83 rising 4 steps to $20.37

12 months: $19.06 rising 4 steps to $20.63

18 months: $19.27 rising 4 steps to $20.85

24 months: $19.49 rising 4 steps to $21.09

30 months: $19.70 rising 4 steps to $21.31

36 months: $19.91 rising 4 steps to $21.54

Final assembly

Start: $18.28 rising 4 steps to $19.78

6 months: $18.45 rising 4 steps to $19.96

12 months: $18.67 rising 4 steps to $20.21

18 months: $18.89 rising 4 steps to $20.44

24 months: $19.10 rising 4 steps to $20.67

30 months: $19.32 rising 4 steps to $20.90

36 months: $19.56 rising 4 steps to $21.17

Galley builder/stores/customer service

Start: $17.97 rising 4 steps to $19.45

6 months: $18.16 rising 4 steps to $19.66

12 months: $18.38 rising 4 steps to $19.89

18 months: $18.59 rising 4 steps to $20.12

24 months: $18.81 rising 4 steps to $20.35

30 months: $19.04 rising 4 steps to $20.61

36 months: $19.26 rising 4 steps to $20.84

Sanitation/warewash/porter

Start: $17.62 rising 4 steps to $19.07

6 months: $17.80 rising 4 steps to $19.26

12 months: $18.01 rising 4 steps to $19.49

18 months: $18.24 rising 4 steps to $19.73

24 months: $18.45 rising 4 steps to $19.96

30 months: $18.66 rising 4 steps to $20.20

36 months: $18.88 rising 4 steps to $20.43

Cook’s helper

Start: $17.45 rising 4 steps to $18.88

6 months: $17.65 rising 4 steps to $19.10

12 months: $17.86 rising 4 steps to $19.32

18 months: $18.07 rising 4 steps to $19.56

24 months: $18.30 rising 4 steps to $19.80

30 months: $18.51 rising 4 steps to $20.03

36 months: $18.74 rising 4 steps to $20.27

Solo assembly

Start: $17.20 rising 4 steps to $18.62

6 months: $17.38 rising 4 steps to $18.80

12 months: $17.62 rising 4 steps to $19.07

18 months: $17.82 rising 4 steps to $19.28

24 months: $18.03 rising 4 steps to $19.51

30 months: $18.26 rising 4 steps to $19.76

36 months: $18.47 rising 4 steps to $19.99

Kitchen help

Start: $17.07 rising 4 steps to $18.47

6 months: $17.24 rising 4 steps to $18.66

12 months: $17.48 rising 4 steps to $18.92

18 months: $17.68 rising 4 steps to $19.14

24 months: $17.91 rising 4 steps to $19.38

30 months: $18.14 rising 4 steps to $19.63

36 months: $18.35 rising 4 steps to $19.85

Load controller

Start: $21.24 rising 4 steps to $22.98

6 months: $21.45 rising 4 steps to $23.21

12 months: $21.67 rising 4 steps to $23.45

18 months: $21.88 rising 4 steps to $23.68

24 months: $22.08 rising 4 steps to $23.90

30 months: $22.32 rising 4 steps to $24.15

36 months: $22.54 rising 4 steps to $24.40

Editor’s notes: Parking: Employer will provide free parking for employees (parking will be available only to extent that parking spaces controlled by employer are available on property used for operations). Medical notes: If employer requests medical certificate from employee, employer will pay 50% of cost, maximum $25. Meals: Employees who work 4 hours or more in any workday will be charged $1.25 per day for meals.


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