JBS Food Canada

Brooks, Alta. (2,520 production, maintenance, skilled-trades employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 401

JBS Food Canada
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Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 17, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2022. Ratified on Dec. 6, 2018. Signed on Dec. 6, 2018.

Wage adjustments:

Effective Dec. 17, 2018: $0.35 per hour

Effective Jan. 7, 2019: $0.40 per hour

Effective Jan. 6, 2020: $0.40 per hour

Effective Jan. 4, 2021: $0.45 per hour

Shift premium: $0.35 per hour for each hour worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. in any 24-hour period. $0.50 per hour for lead-hands.

Paid holidays: 10 days. August Civic holiday (first Monday in August) will constitute holiday in lieu of Remembrance Day.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% after 1 year, 3 weeks or 6% after 5 years, 4 weeks or 8% after 10 years, 5 weeks or 10% after 20 years. After 1 year of service, all employees must take all available vacation time during calendar year.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8, 11, 12 hours per day or 40, 42, 44 hours per week; double time after 4 hours of overtime. Double time for all work on Sunday.

Meal allowance: Employer will provide $8 if overtime work continues more than 2.5 hours beyond end of employee’s regular shift.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Alberta Health Care.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Pension: Employer contributes 1% of wages, employee contributes 1% of wages after 1 year of service; employer contributes 1.5% of wages, employee contributes 1.5% of wages after 2 years of service; employer contributes 2% of wages, employee contributes 2% of wages after 3 years of service; employer contributes 2.5% of wages, employee contributes 2.5 % of wages after 4 years of service to RRSP.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death in immediate family (spouse, same-sex partner, common-law spouse, child, stepchild, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law). Maximum 12 hours for death of brother-in-law, sister-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 3 months to start; 6 months after 1 year of service; 12 months after 5 years of service.

Probationary period: 3 months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 18 months for disciplinary letters.

Safety shoes: Maintenance employees will not receive rubber boots but will be entitled to $150-per-year boot allowance after 1 year of employment.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide rubber boots, other clothing and equipment as required. Employer will provide cold-weather suit for employees working in following positions: shag driver, yards (product protection, sample runs), cattle receiving, kill and fabrication freezers (only those employees required to go into the freezers), maintenance production and slaughter, rendering load-out. Employer will provide 1 coat, per work group, for each of following work groups (to be used as needed by individuals in the work group): cooler cleanout, packaging cleanup (including slaughter), store receivers. Employer will provide 2 coats to boiler room employees.

Tool allowance: Maintenance employees will supply own tools but will be reimbursed for tools that wear out or break through ordinary wear and tear.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase):

Production

Level

PO/base

Start: $16.70 rising 3 steps to $17.95

3 months: $18.33 rising 3 steps to $19.58

6 months: $20.05 rising 3 steps to $21.30

P1

Start: $19.50 rising 3 steps to $20.75

3 months: $20.50 rising 3 steps to $21.75

P2

Start: $19.90 rising 3 steps to $21.15

3 months: $20.90 rising 3 steps to $22.15

P3

Start: $20.40 rising 3 steps to $21.65

3 months: $21.40 rising 3 steps to $22.65

P4

Start: $20.90 rising 3 steps to $22.15

3 months: $21.90 rising 3 steps to $23.15

P5

Start: $21.55 rising 3 steps to $22.80

3 months: $22.55 rising 3 steps to $23.80

Rendering

RO/base

Start: $16.70 rising 3 steps to $17.95

3 months: $18.78 rising 3 steps to $20.03

6 months: $20.95 rising 3 steps to $22.20

1 R

Start: $22.85 rising 3 steps to $24.10

3 months: $23.85 rising 3 steps to $25.10

2 R

Start: $23.75 rising 3 steps to $25

3 months: $24.75 rising 3 steps to $26

3 R

Start: $28.30 rising 3 steps to $29.55

3 months: $29.30 rising 3 steps to $30.55

4 R

Start: $34.80 rising 3 steps to $36.05

3 months: $36.05 rising 3 steps to $37.30

Maintenance

Level

M00

Start: $17.70 rising 3 step to $18.95

3 months: $19.71 rising 3 steps to $22.96

6 months: $22.36 rising 3 steps to $23.61

9 months: $22.36 rising 3 steps to $23.61

12 months: $23.85 rising 3 steps to $25.10

M01

Start: $23.75 rising 3 steps to $25

3 months: $24.75 rising 3 steps to $26

M02

Start: $26.62 rising 3 steps to $27.87

3 months: $27.62 rising 3 steps to $28.87

M03

Start: $28.30 rising 3 steps to $29.55

3 months: $29.30 rising 3 steps to $30.55

M04

Start: $31.68 rising 1 step to $32.93

3 months: $32.68 rising 1 step to $33.93

M05

Start: $36.95 rising 3 steps to $39.20

3 months: $38.20 rising 3 steps to $40.45

M06

Start: $39.10 rising 3 steps to $40.70

3 months: $40.35 rising 3 steps to $41.95

M07

Start: $40.35 rising 3 steps to $41.60

3 months: $41.60 rising 3 steps to $42.85

Millwright

ML1

Start: $24.15 rising 3 steps to $25

3 months: $25.15 rising 3 steps to $26

ML2

Start: $27.02 rising 3 steps to $27.87

3 months: $28.02 rising 3 steps to $28.87

ML3

Start: $30.16 rising 3 steps to $31.36

3 months: $31.16 rising 3 steps to $32.36

ML4

Start: $33.93 rising 3 steps to $35.28

3 months: $35.05 rising 3 steps to $36.40

ML5

Start: $37.70 rising 3 steps to $39.20

3 months: $38.95 rising 3 steps to $40.45

Welder

W01

Start: $24.15 rising 3 steps to $25

3 months: $25.15 rising 3 steps to $26

W02

Start: $28.27 rising 3 steps to $29.40

3 months: $29.21 rising 3 steps to $30.34

W03

Start: $33.93 rising 3 steps to $35.28

3 months: $35.05 rising 3 steps to $36.40

W05

Start: $37.70 rising 3 steps to $39.20

3 months: $38.95 rising 3 steps to $40.45

Fourth-class power engineer

E04

Start: $28.70 rising 3 steps to $29.55

3 months: $29.70 rising 3 steps to $30.55

Third-class power engineer

E03

Start: $36.70 rising 3 steps to $38.20

3 months: $37.95 rising 3 steps to $39.45

Editor’s notes: Identification cards: Cards will be replaced free of charge upon proof of damage. If card has been lost or stolen, $10 charge may result in order to replace original card. Failure to return card following employment will result in $50 charge to employees. Multiculturalism fund: Employer will provide $15,000 in initial year of agreement. Each year thereafter, employer will make available amount necessary, maximum $15,000, to bring uncommitted balance of fund up to $15,000.

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