Ryerson University

(107 custodians, groundskeepers, carpenters, electricians, fire alarm technicians, refrigeration mechanics, gas-fitters, maintenance mechanics, painters, plumbers, gas-fitters, steam-fitters, HVAC systems/control mechanics, general maintenance workers, student helpers) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 233

Ryerson University
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Signed on Jan. 28, 2019.

Wage adjustments:
Effective July 1, 2018: 1.75%

Effective July 1, 2019: 1.75%

Effective July 1, 2020: 2%

Effective July 1, 2021: 2%

Shift premium: Shift no. 6: $1 per hour (previously $0.55 per hour) for 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Wednesday to Friday inclusive); $1.10 per hour (previously $0.60 per hour) for 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Saturdays hours only); $1.20 per hour (previously $1.20 per hour) (for Sunday hours only). Shift no. 7: $1.25 per hour (previously $0.75 per hour) for 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Wednesday to Friday inclusive); $1.10 per hour (previously $0.80 per hour) for 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Saturdays hours only); $1.20 per hour (previously $0.95 per hour) (for Sunday hours only). Shift no. 2: $1 per hour between 3 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., including 30 minutes lunch period (not paid).

Paid holidays: 10 days.

Vacations with pay: 1 1/4 days per month or 3 weeks to start, 1 2/3 days per month or 4 weeks after 8 years, 2.08 days per month or 5 weeks after 15 years, 2.5 days per month or 6 weeks after 25 years. Additional week in 25th, 30th, 35th year. In 20th year of employment, employee will be provided one-half day paid leave (half-day Friday afternoon) for each long weekend that occurs in May, July and August. In addition, these employees will receive paid leave day recognizing their birthday. Employee may carry over unused vacation credit, maximum 15 days for employees whose vacation entitlement is 1.25 days per month, maximum 20 days for employees whose vacation entitlement is 1.66 days per month, maximum 25 days for employees whose vacation entitlement is 2.08 days per month, maximum 30 days for employees whose vacation is 2.50 days per month.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or on Saturday. Double time for all work on Sunday or for all work on third consecutive shift. May be taken as time off in lieu, maximum 48 hours accumulation.

Meal allowance: $12 for employee who works 10 consecutive hours, exclusive of lunch time, if such hours are not part of normal shift, without at least 8 hours’ notice prior to start of employee’s shift.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $350 for prescription contact lenses, glasses, laser eye surgery, combined total of $700 within 18-month period.

LTD: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

AD&D: Employee pays 100% of premiums.

Pension: Ryerson Retirement Pension Plan.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of parent, parent-in-law, grandparents, grandparents-in-law, grandchildren, spouse, brother, sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, child. For travel, employee may use vacation entitlement, time off in lieu of overtime work, or leave without pay to attend funeral.

Seniority – recall rights: 24 months for layoffs; 18 months if employee is appointed as supervisor who is on pregnancy or parental or adoption leave; 6 months if employee is transferred to position outside bargaining unit.

Call-in pay: Minimum guarantee 3 hours of pay at appropriate overtime rate. In addition, employee will receive greater afterof mileage allowance for official travel or $15 lump sum or full cost of taxi fare.

Probationary period: 6 months.

Discipline: Sunset clause is 2 years.

Safety shoes: Employer will provide $180 (previously $145) to replace worn-out safety footwear that must be CSA-approved green-patch footwear. 2 pairs of safety boots per year for groundskeeper, caretaker/recycler.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will provide employees with appropriate work clothing and safety equipment (which includes prescription safety glasses) as required.

Tool allowance: $200 (previously $175) by June 30 of each year to purchase new or replace broken, worn, or stolen personal hand tools for steam fitters, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, mechanics, maintenance workers. Unused amount may be carried over to subsequent year.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 5.9% increase):

Caretaker

Entry rate: $23.41 rising 3 steps to $24.79

Job rate: $24.22 rising 3 steps to $25.63

Groundskeeper/driver

Entry rate: $25.23 rising 3 steps to $26.70

Job rate: $26.25 rising 3 steps to $27.78

Lead-hand, custodial services

Job rate: $26.77 rising 3 steps to $28.18

Lead-hand, groundskeeper/driver

Job rate: $28.79 rising 3 steps to $30.32

Carpenter

Entry rate: $32.55 rising 3 steps to $34.46

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

Electrician/fire alarm technician

Entry rate: $33.53 rising 3 steps to $35.50

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

Refrigeration/air conditioning systems mechanic

Entry rate: $33.53 rising 3 steps to $35.50

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

Maintenance mechanic B

Entry rate: $31.65 rising 3 steps to $33.50

Job rate: $32.56 rising 3 steps to $34.47

Painter

Entry rate: $30.38 rising 3 steps to $32.16

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

Plumber/gasfitter

Entry rate: $33.53 rising 3 steps to $35.50

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

Steamfitter

Entry rate: $33.53 rising 3 steps to $35.50

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

HVAC systems/control mechanic

Entry rate: $35.05 rising 3 steps to $37.10

Job rate: $35.88 rising 3 steps to $37.98

General maintenance worker

Entry rate: $27.47 rising 3 steps to $29.08

Job rate: $28.40 rising 3 steps to $30.07

Lead-hand, maintenance and operations

Job rate: $38.42 rising 3 steps to $40.52

Student helper

Entry rate: $14.71 rising 3 steps to $15.58

Job rate: $15.30 rising 3 steps to $16.20

Apprentice pay scale

(If program is divided into 4 periods)

Starting rate: Maintenance worker rate

1,800 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 25% of difference between maintenance helper and appropriate trades rate

3,600 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 50% of difference

5,400 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 75% of difference

7,200 hours: 100% of appropriate trades rate

(If program is divided in five periods)

Starting rate: Maintenance worker rate

1,800 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 20% of difference between maintenance worker rate and appropriate trades rate

3,600 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 40% of difference

7,200 hours: Maintenance worker rate + 80% of difference

9,000 hours (and on completion and receipt of appropriate trades certificate): 100% of appropriate trades rate

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