Government of Alberta

Edmonton (23,893 government-services workers) and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE)

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Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 4, 2018, to March 31, 2020. Ratified on Oct. 23, 2018. Signed on Nov. 27, 2018.
Wage adjustments: 
Effective year 1: No increase
Effective year 2: No increase
Effective year 3: Wage re-opener
Shift premium: $2.75 per hour for working shift where at least one-half of hours are between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. $5 per hour for working shift where at least one-half of hours are between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. $3.25 for each hour worked from Friday at 3 p.m. to Monday at 7 a.m. $35 for each tour of fire-watch duty ($65 for crew chiefs); $20 for each attendance at 2 compulsory practice fire drills every month for firefighters, drivers, crew chiefs. 
Paid holidays: 12 days, plus 1 Christmas floater day.
Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 work days for each month to start, 15 days after 1 year, 20 days after 5 years, 25 days after 13 years, 30 days after 21 years, 35 days after 30 years. Additional 5 northern-leave days in addition to current earned vacation entitlement for employees who work and reside in locations north of 57th parallel.
Overtime: Time and one-half for first 2 hours, double time thereafter. Time and one-half for all hours on day of rest, double time after equivalent of full normal daily hours. Double time for all work on subsequently scheduled days of rest.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for Government Employees’ Group MyCHOICE Extended Medical Benefits Plan and MyCHOICE Prescription Drug Plan. Employer pays $900 per year for employee’s health spending account (unused funds may be carried forward into following year, maximum 1 year).
Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums for MyCHOICE Dental Plan.
Sick leave: 6 days per year. 
LTD: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums. 
AD&D: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.
Life insurance: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums.
Bereavement leave: 10 days for death in immediate family (spouse, benefit-partner, or any of following relations of employee, spouse, benefit-partner: parent, guardian, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, son, daughter, stepchild, relatives who reside with employee)
Seniority – recall rights: 180 calendar days. 
Call-in pay: Paid at applicable overtime rates for all hours worked, no minimum number. 
Probationary period: 6 or 12 months, depending on classification.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months.
Severance: 1 1/2 week’s pay for each year of employment, maximum 25 weeks’ pay.
Safety shoes: $70 every 2 years for employees to purchase black shoes that meet requirements set out by court services. $120 per year for natural resources conservation services workers; technical, general and field services employees. 
Tool allowance: 1 basic set of hand tools will be supplied to each power plant for use by power-plant engineers.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current):
Administrative, support services (36 1/4 hours per week)

Step 1: $16.76 
Step 2: $17.17 
Step 3: $17.60 
Step 4: $18.05 
Step 5: $18.52 
Step 6: $19.08 
Step 7: $19.66

Step 1: $16.95 
Step 2: $17.37 
Step 3: $17.80 
Step 4: $18.27 
Step 5: $18.74 
Step 6: $19.31 
Step 7: $19.91

Step 1: $17.17 
Step 2: $17.60 
Step 3: $18.05 
Step 4: $18.52 
Step 5: $19.08 
Step 6: $19.66 
Step 7: $20.30

Step 1: $17.37 
Step 2: $17.80 
Step 3: $18.27 
Step 4: $18.74 
Step 5: $19.31 
Step 6: $19.91 
Step 7: $20.53

Step 1: $17.60 
Step 2: $18.05 
Step 3: $18.52 
Step 4: $19.08 
Step 5: $19.66 
Step 6: $20.30 
Step 7: $20.93
10 
Step 1: $17.80 
Step 2: $18.27 
Step 3: $18.74 
Step 4: $19.31 
Step 5: $19.91 
Step 6: $20.53 
Step 7: $21.19
11 
Step 1: $18.05 
Step 2: $18.52 
Step 3: $19.08 
Step 4: $19.66 
Step 5: $20.30 
Step 6: $20.93 
Step 7: $21.58
12 
Step 1: $18.27 
Step 2: $18.74 
Step 3: $19.31 
Step 4: $19.91 
Step 5: $20.53 
Step 6: $21.19 
Step 7: $21.89
13 
Step 1: $18.52 
Step 2: $19.08 
Step 3: $19.66 
Step 4: $20.30 
Step 5: $20.93 
Step 6: $21.58 
Step 7: $22.29
14 
Step 1: $18.74 
Step 2: $19.31 
Step 3: $19.91 
Step 4: $20.53 
Step 5: $21.19 
Step 6: $21.89 
Step 7: $22.59
15 
Step 1: $19.08 
Step 2: $19.66 
Step 3: $20.30 
Step 4: $20.93 
Step 5: $21.58 
Step 6: $22.29 
Step 7: $23.05
Administrative, support services (40 hours per week)
50 
Step 1: $30.70 
Step 2: $31.80 
Step 3: $32.90 
Step 4: $34.14 
Step 5: $35.38 
Step 6: $36.68 
Step 7: $37.98
51 
Step 1: $31.30 
Step 2: $32.42 
Step 3: $33.56 
Step 4: $34.75 
Step 5: $36.01 
Step 6: $37.34 
Step 7: $38.70
52 
Step 1: $31.80 
Step 2: $32.90 
Step 3: $34.14 
Step 4: $35.38 
Step 5: $36.68 
Step 6: $37.98 
Step 7: $39.35
53 
Step 1: $32.42 
Step 2: $33.56 
Step 3: $34.75 
Step 4: $36.01 
Step 5: $37.34 
Step 6: $38.70 
Step 7: $40.10
54 
Step 1: $32.90 
Step 2: $34.14 
Step 3: $35.38 
Step 4: $36.68 
Step 5: $37.98 
Step 6: $39.35 
Step 7: $40.77
55 
Step 1: $33.56 
Step 2: $34.75 
Step 3: $36.01 
Step 4: $37.34 
Step 5: $38.70 
Step 6: $40.10 
Step 7: $41.55
56 
Step 1: $34.14 
Step 2: $35.38 
Step 3: $36.68 
Step 4: $37.98 
Step 5: $39.35 
Step 6: $40.77 
Step 7: $42.24
Trades, related services
Automotive service technician: $31.37
Carpenter 1: $34.57
Carpenter 2: $37.70
Electrician 1: $37.13
Electrician 2: $38.72
Electrician 3: $40.47
Heavy-equipment technician 1: $33.25
Heavy-equipment technician 2: $35.74
Maintenance worker 2: $35.18
Painter – spray 2: $33.32
Painter and decorator: $31.48
Plumber: $36.79
Steamfitter – pipefitter: $36.79
Editor’s notes: Standby pay: 1 half-hour’s pay at regular rate or equivalent time in lieu for each 4 hours on standby. For standby on paid holiday, 1 hour’s pay regular rate or equivalent time in lieu for each 4 hours on standby. Northern-allowance pay: $241.38 per pay period for employee who works at location north of 57th parallel in Alberta. Proof of illness: When employee must pay fee for medical certificate or other satisfactory proof of illness, employer will reimburse employee, maximum $50. Parking: Employee working at institution not serviced by public transportation will not be charged for unreserved parking space. Wilderness-camp allowance: $8.50 for each night for employee who stays overnight in wilderness-tent camp at which employee must provide own domestic services.
 

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