Saputo Dairy Products

Halton Hills, Ont. (210 production, lab employees, mechanics) and Unifor, Local 1285

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Renewal agreement: Effective June 24, 2017, to June 23, 2020. Signed on Nov. 17, 2017.
Shift premium: $0.65 per hour for all hours worked during Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., if 50% or more of hours worked falls within premium hours. $0.75 per hour for all hours worked during Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., if 50% or more of hours worked falls within premium hours. $0.80 per hour for all hours worked during Saturday and Sunday at 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., if 50% or more of hours worked falls within premium hours. $1.05 per hour for all hours worked during Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., if 50% or more of hours worked falls within premium hours. $1.10 per hour for all hours worked during Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., if 50% or more of hours worked falls within premium hours. $1.50 for all hours worked when employer appoints employee to provide leadership to fellow coworkers.
Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 1 floater day (must be used by June 23 each year, cannot be carried over into following year). 
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 18 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work other than regular scheduled hours per day or per week or for work on scheduled day of rest. 
Medical benefits: Employee will contribute 1.5% for family coverage, 1% for full single coverage, 0.5% for partial single coverage. 
Paramedical: $500 combined maximum per year for massage therapy, chiropractic.
Sick leave: 30 hours per year. Unused hours will be paid out at end of each anniversary year of agreement.
Pension: Employer will contribute $58 per week (previously $54 per week) for each employee to designated pension plan. Effective June 23, 2019: $62 per week.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (parent, stepparent, spouse, child, brother, sister); 3 days if employee unable to attend funeral. 2 days for death of grandparents, grandchildren. 1 day for death of mother-in-law, father in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister in-law.
Seniority – recall rights: Minimum 6 months, up to period equal to seniority at date of lay-off, maximum 12 months.
Call-in pay: Minimum 4 hours of work or pay in lieu of work.
Probationary period: 120 calendar days.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months; 24 months for discipline for harassment or workplace violence.
Severance: 3 weeks per year of service, maximum 52 weeks.
Safety shoes: As condition of employment, all employees must wear safety shoes at all times while on duty. Employer will pay full cost of safety shoes, after probationary period. There will be no limit on maximum number of pairs of shoes.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer will issue uniform sets at start of permanent employment. 1 parka will be issued where required and will be personally monogrammed for each employee.
Tool allowance: $630 per year (previously $605 per year).
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 1% increase):
Skilled worker 
Start: $20.07 rising 2 steps to $20.27 
6 months: $20.71 rising 2 steps to $20.92 
12 months: $21.34 rising 2 steps to $21.55 
18 months: $21.96 rising 2 steps to $22.18 
24 months: $22.59 rising 2 steps to $22.82 
30 months: $23.22 rising 2 steps to $23.45 
36 months: $26.54 rising 2 steps to $26.81
Lab 
Start: $22.59 rising 2 steps to $22.82 
6 months: $23.22 rising 2 steps to $23.45 
12 months: $23.85 rising 2 steps to $24.09 
18 months: $24.47 rising 2 steps to $24.72 
24 months: $25.09 rising 2 steps to $25.35 
30 months: $25.73 rising 2 steps to $25.99 
36 months: $28.18 rising 2 steps to $28.46
General help 
Start: $18.82 rising 2 steps to $19.01 
6 months: $19.46 rising 2 steps to $19.65 
12 months: $20.07 rising 2 steps to $20.27 
18 months: $20.71 rising 2 steps to $20.92 
24 months: $21.34 rising 2 steps to $21.55 
30 months: $21.96 rising 2 steps to $22.18 
36 months: $25.29 rising 2 steps to $25.54
Jockey 
Start: $23.85 rising 2 steps to $24.09 
6 months: $24.47 rising 2 steps to $24.72 
12 months: $25.09 rising 2 steps to $25.35 
18 months: $25.73 rising 2 steps to $25.99 
24 months: $26.35 rising 2 steps to $26.62 
30 months: $26.35 rising 2 steps to $26.62 
36 months: $28.18 rising 2 steps to $28.46
Mech/licence 
Start: $32.71 rising 2 steps to $33.04 
6 months: $33.67 rising 2 steps to $34.01 
12 months: $35.79 rising 2 steps to $36.15 
18 months: $35.79 rising 2 steps to $36.15 
24 months: $35.79 rising 2 steps to $36.15 
30 months: $35.79 rising 2 steps to $36.15 
36 months: $37.62 rising 2 steps to $37.99
Mech/non-licence 
Start: $23.85 rising 2 steps to $24.09 
6 months: $24.47 rising 2 steps to $24.72 
12 months: $25.09 rising 2 steps to $25.35 
18 months: $25.73 rising 2 steps to $25.99 
24 months: $26.35 rising 2 steps to $26.62 
30 months: $26.35 rising 2 steps to $26.62 
36 months: $26.54 rising 2 steps to $26.81
Part-time 
Start: $16.32 rising 2 steps to $16.48 
6 months: $16.62 rising 2 steps to $16.79 
12 months: $16.93 rising 2 steps to $17.10 
18 months: $17.58 rising 2 steps to $17.75 
24 months: $18.19 rising 2 steps to $18.37 
30 months: $18.82 rising 2 steps to $19.01 
36 months: $19.64 rising 2 steps to $19.83
Editor’s notes: Safety glasses: Employer will cover cost of all prescription safety glasses, maximum $300 (previously $200) every 2 years. Paid education leave: Retroactive to June 24, 2011, employer will contribute $0.06 per regular hour worked to education-leave fund. Social-justice fund: Employer will contribute $1,000 per year to Unifor Social Justice Fund. Standby: $65 per week for maintenance-department employee on standby.
 

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