Rivercrest Care Centre

Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. (98 aides, accounting, maintenance, kitchen, housekeeping employees, clerks) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW), Local 1-207

Rivercrest Care Centre
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Renewal agreement: Effective Aug. 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022. Ratified on Nov. 18, 2019. Signed on Nov. 18, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective year 1: $150 lump sum for full-time, part-time; $50 for casual

Effective year 2: Wage reopener

Effective year 3: 1%

Shift premium: $0.50 per hour to staff members training new staff during own shift. $1 per hour, maximum current rate of supervisor, when employer designates regular employee to assume position of existing supervisor, on temporary basis, assignment is for 1 full shift or longer. $2.30 per hour for shift when majority of hours fall during 56-hour period beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday (or start of evening shift if later than 3 p.m.) to 11 p.m. on Sunday. $1.75 per hour when majority of hours fall between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily. $2 per hour when majority of hours fall between 11 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. daily.

Paid holidays: 11 days.

Vacations with pay: 2 weeks or 4% to start, 3 weeks or 6% after 6,265 hours worked, 4 weeks or 8% after 14,617 hours worked, 5 weeks or 10% after 20,880 hours worked, 6 weeks or 12% after 37,585 hours worked.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work 7.5 hours per day or 37.5 hours per day or for employee who starts new shift within 8 hours of completing previous shift.

Meal allowance: Employer will provide 1 free meal for that shift when employee is called in for work on short notice (2 hours’ notice or less).

Medical benefits: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums (maximum employer contribution $60 per month for single participant; $125 for family plans). Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50% of premiums for Alberta Health Care Plan.

Sick leave: 1 day for every 174 worked hours; may be accumulated, maximum 12 days (may be carried over year to year). After 10,000 hours of work, employee will receive 1 personal health day after 1,840 hours of work (after third day is earned, employee will receive 1 day after 1,680 hours of work).

Pension: Employer contribution will be 3 hours of pay monthly at regular rate of pay, which shall be matched by employee into RRSP.

Bereavement leave: 3 days for death of children, parents, brother, sister, husband, wife, common-law, same-sex partner, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparents, guardian, daughter-in-law, son-in-law. 2 days for death of sister-in-law, brother-in-law.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months for layoffs

Probationary period: First 522 worked hours or 3 months, whichever comes first. May be extended, maximum 256 worked hours.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 24 months for letters of warning or discipline.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current):

Health-care aide

Probation (0 to 522 hours worked): $17.76

Level 1 (523 to 1,950 hours worked): $18.25

Level 2 (1,951 to 3,901 hours worked): $18.80

Level 3 (3,902 to 5,852 hours worked): $18.94

Level 4 (5,853 to 7,803 hours worked): $19.17

Level 5 (7,804 to 9,754 hours worked): $19.72

Level 6 (9,755 to 12,528 hours worked): $20.62

Level 7 (12,529+ hours worked): $21.65

Physio/occupational-therapy/recreation aide

Probation (0 to 522 hours worked): $16.60

Level 1 (523 to 1,950 hours worked): $17.08

Level 2 (1,951 to 3,901 hours worked): $17.64

Level 3 (3,902 to 5,852 hours worked): $17.76

Level 4 (5,853 to 7,803 hours worked): $18.01

Level 5 (7,804 to 9,754 hours worked): $18.56

Level 6 (9,755 to 12,528 hours worked): $19.44

Level 7 (12,529+ hours worked): $20.48

All other support/dietary/housekeeping/laundry

Probation (0 to 522 hours worked): $16.01

Level 1 (523 to 1,950 hours worked): $16.26

Level 2 (1,951 to 3,901 hours worked): $16.43

Level 3 (3,902 to 5,852 hours worked): $16.62

Level 4 (5,853 to 7,803 hours worked): $16.92

Level 5 (7,804 to 10,440 hours worked): $17.52

Level 6 (10,440+ hours worked): $18.05

Physio assistants

Probation (0 to 1,950 hours worked): $20.55

Level 1 (1,951 to 3,901 hours worked): $21.28

Level 2 (3,902 to 5,852 hours worked): $22

Level 3 (5,853 to 7,803 hours worked): $22.72

Level 4 (7,804 to 9,754 hours worked): $23.75

Level 5 (9,755 to 12,528 hours worked): $25.80

Level 6 (12,529+ hours worked): $25.80

Maintenance/ward clerk/reception/accounting

Maintenance: $24.18

Reception/accounting: $22.65

Ward clerk: $22.08

Cooks/dietary supervisor/housekeeping

Dietary supervisor: $21

Cooks: $20.38

Housekeeping laundry supervisor: $20.54

Editor’s notes: Floater day off: Employer will provide to each employee who has worked minimum 10,000 hours of work, 1 day off with pay. Employer will provide 1 further day off with pay each time employee has worked additional 1,840 hours of work. After third floater day, employee will receive additional day after 1,680 hours of work. Income protection: Payable when employee is absent from work due to debilitating disease or injury which is not compensable under Workers’ Compensation Act. Employees who have 6,000 hours of work will accumulate credits at 1 day per 528 worked hours, maximum 10 days. Humanity fund: $0.02 per hour for all hours worked (maximum 37.5 straight-time hours per week) into humanity fund. Travel allowance: $15 for each shift (minimum 6 hours of work per shift) for employee traveling 20 kilometres or greater from home to Rivercrest Care Centre. Retention bonus: 20 hours (10 hours for part-time) of base rate of pay for every 6-month period employed with Rivercrest (will be paid and determined on March 1, Sept. 1).

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