Sofina Foods (Lilydale Division)

Edmonton (22 labourers, technicians, drivers) and the United Food & Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 1118

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective Feb. 27, 2016, to Feb. 27, 2020. Ratified on Nov. 7, 2016. Signed on Oct. 7, 2016.
Shift premium: $0.30 per hour for all off-shift duty work between noon and 4:30 a.m.
Paid holidays: 11 days. 
Vacations with pay: 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 4 years, 4 weeks after 9 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 20 years. 
Overtime: Time and one-half for all work after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. If working compressed week, time and one-half for all work after 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week. 
Medical benefits: Employer pays 75% of premiums for Alberta Health Care Plan.
Dental: Annual maximums: $1,750 for preventative care; $1,750 for basic plan; $1,750 for major plan; $2,250 for orthodontic plan.
Vision: Year 1: $200 per year; year 4: $250 per year.
Sick leave: After 6 months of service, 1 day per month, maximum 20 days.
Pension: Pension Plan for Employees of Sofina Foods/Aliments Sofina and Participating Affiliates. Employer will match employees’ contributions at 4.5% of regular earnings. Effective Feb. 28, 2018: 4.75%. Effective Feb. 29, 2018: 5%.
Bereavement leave: 4 days for death of spouse, father, mother, child, legal stepchild, brother, sister. 2 days for death of mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparents, stepfather, stepmother, stepbrother, stepsister, grandchildren.
Seniority – recall rights: 18 months. 
Probationary period: 90 days. 
Safety shoes: $100 per year for steel-toed safety footwear
Uniforms/clothing: Adequate and appropriate clothing, including special apparel employee is required to wear to safely and adequately perform work, will be furnished and laundered by employer.
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after $1.20 per hour increase):
General labourer 1
Start rate: $16.57 rising 3 steps to $17.77
3 months: $17.07 rising 3 steps to $18.27
6 months: $17.57 rising 3 steps to $18.77
9 months: $18.07 rising 3 steps to $19.27
12 months: $18.72 rising 3 steps to $19.92
General labourer 2
Start rate: $17.72 rising 3 steps to $18.92
3 months: $18.22 rising 3 steps to $19.42
6 months: $18.72 rising 3 steps to $19.92
9 months: $18.97 rising 3 steps to $20.17
12 months: $19.22 rising 3 steps to $20.42
Equipment technician 1
Start rate: $20.17 rising 3 steps to $21.37
3 months: $20.97 rising 3 steps to $22.17
6 months: $21.47 rising 3 steps to $22.67
9 months: $21.97 rising 3 steps to $23.17
Equipment technician 2
Start rate: $21.97 rising 3 steps to $23.17
3 months: $22.97 rising 3 steps to $24.17
6 months: $23.97 rising 3 steps to $25.17
9 months: $24.97 rising 3 steps to $26.17
Driver (class 1)
Start rate: $23.50 rising 3 steps to $24.70
3 months: $24 rising 3 steps to $25.20
6 months: $24.50 rising 3 steps to $25.70
9 months: $25 rising 3 steps to $26.20
Driver (class 3)
Start rate: $21.55 rising 3 steps to $22.75
3 months: $22.05 rising 3 steps to $23.25
6 months: $22.55 rising 3 steps to $23.75
9 months: $23.05 rising 3 steps to $24.25
Journeyman $38.90 rising 3 steps to $40.10
Editor’s notes: Overnight stay: If truck driver is asked or required — after speaking to the plant manager to stay overnight — 8 hours of regular hourly rate per night will be paid. Medical notes: Doctor’s notes — when required by employer — will be reimbursed, maximum $50. Expenses: Truck drivers who incur expenses while carrying out company business (accommodations, meals, fuel) will be reimbursed.

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