The Board Of Education School District 41 – Burnaby

Burnaby, B.C. (1,130 school-support employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 379

The Board Of Education School District 41 – Burnaby
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Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022. Signed on May 15, 2019.

Wage adjustments:

Effective July 1, 2019: 2%

Effective July 1, 2020: 2%

Effective July 1, 2021: 2%

Shift premium: 7% per hour for every hour worked up to 8:30 a.m. for on-call clerk who commences work before 8 a.m. in order to contact employees. $2 per hour recruitment/retention supplemental pay will be provided to HVAC technician positions and related foreman position. $0.30 per hour for OFA (occupational first aid) level 1; $0.90 per hour for OFA level 2.

Paid holidays: 12 days. All employees will have last half of shift off, with pay, on last working day before Christmas; last half of shift off, with pay, on last working day prior to New Year’s Day.

Vacations with pay: 1/12 of 10 days per month to start, 15 days after 1 year, 20 days after 8 years, 25 days after 17 years, 30 days after 23 years. Each employee upon commencing 11th, 16th, 21st, 26th, 31st, 36th, 41st, 46th year of service, will become entitled to 1 week of supplementary vacation. Entitlement will remain valid even if employee’s employment is terminated prior to end of period in which entitlement applies.

Overtime: Time and one-half for first 3 hours worked after normal hours; double time thereafter. Double time for all work after end of normal shift on Friday until beginning of normal shift on Monday. May be taken as time off in lieu. All compensating time off credited during year, but which has not been granted to employee by March 31 or by end of spring break holiday, whichever is later, of following year, will be paid in cash.

Meal allowance: $5 after 4 hours or more of overtime.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums to Public Education Benefit Trust (PEBT).

Dental: Employer pays 100% of premiums to Public Education Benefit Trust (PEBT).

Sick leave: Upon appointment, employee will receive advance of 10 days. Thereafter, credits will be earned at rate of 20 days per year, 10 days per half year, 1.5 days per month for less than half-year.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums to Public Education Benefit Trust (PEBT).

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of wife, husband, common-law spouse, child, mother, father, brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, foster-parent, grandparent, grandchild; any other relative living in same household; person for whom employee is required to be primarily responsible for organizing funeral. Employer may grant additional leave with pay where physical arrangements of funeral cannot be accomplished in 5 days because of circumstances beyond control of employee. 1 day to attend funeral of persons not covered.

Seniority – recall rights: 12 months.

Call-in pay: Minimum 2 hours’ credit from time of call, plus mileage, including travelling time to and from employee’s place of residence.

Probationary period: 3 months.

Safety shoes: $180 tax for employees required to wear safety footwear to purchase 1 pair of boots from approved supplier that meets required safety standards.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer pays 50% of cost, employee pays 50% of cost for uniforms for custodial, maintenance staff. Rain gear will be provided for carpenters, electricians, heating personnel, plumbers, elementary school student supervisors. Rain gear will be provided for each regular crossing guard. Each elementary school will be provided with 1 set of rain gear for custodians. Employer will provide 6 pairs of coveralls for mechanical trades for all emergency dirty jobs. Coveralls will be available for grounds personnel. Employer will provide lab-coat allowance of $40 (payable in last pay period in September each year) to science lab assistants who work 25 or more hours per week.

Tool allowance: Employer will pay insurance deductible, maximum $100, or will replace damaged, non-usable or lost tools in circumstances where tradesperson has provided due care for safekeeping.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4% increase):

Elementary school assistant: $24.74 rising 2 steps to $25.73

Labourer: $24.74 rising 2 steps to $25.73

Custodian: $25.34 rising 2 steps to $26.37

Library assistant: $25.34 rising 2 steps to $26.37

Secondary school assistant: $25.94 rising 2 steps to $26.99

Food-service worker 1: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

Learning-resources clerk: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

Office-support clerk: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

Office-support clerk, Burnaby online: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

On-call clerk: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

Receptionist: $26.52 rising 2 steps to $27.59

Accounting clerk: $27.12 rising 2 steps to $28.21

Accounts-payable clerk 1: $27.12 rising 2 steps to $28.21

Library assistant 2: $27.12 rising 2 steps to $28.21

Truck driver/groundskeeper: $27.12 rising 2 steps to $28.21

Bookkeeper/financial asst.: $27.70 rising 2 steps to $28.82

Duplicating-services clerk: $27.70 rising 2 steps to $28.82

Maintenance-services clerk 1: $27.70 rising 2 steps to $28.82

Office-support secretary: $27.70 rising 2 steps to $28.82

Visually impaired program asst.: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Youth/child care worker: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Youth and childcare worker, intensive behaviour support: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Youth and childcare worker, youth engagement support: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Youth and childcare worker, connect worker: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

YES worker, youth in care: $31.24 rising 2 steps to $32.50

Sign/graphics painter: $33.74 rising 2 steps to $35.10

Payroll supervisor: $31.85 rising 2 steps to $33.14

Communications specialist: $31.85 rising 2 steps to $33.14

Computer support technician 2: $31.85 rising 2 steps to $33.14

Custodian foreman m/f: $31.85 rising 2 steps to $33.14

Education-engagement support worker: $31.85 rising 2 steps to $33.14

Carpenter: $34.31 rising 2 steps to $35.70

Electrical installer: $34.31 rising 2 steps to $35.70

Millwright/welder: $34.31 rising 2 steps to $35.70

Electrician: $34.31 rising 2 steps to $35.70

Library/cataloguer 2: $32.44 rising 2 steps to $33.75

Outreach interpreter/mentor: $32.44 rising 2 steps to $33.75

Web developer: $32.44 rising 2 steps to $33.75

Plumber: $34.92 rising 2 steps to $36.33

District safe-school specialist, substance use: $33.05 rising 2 steps to $34.38

HVAC technician: $35.23 rising 2 steps to $38.65

Buyer, senior: $33.62 rising 2 steps to $34.98

Safe-school specialist: $34.19 rising 2 steps to $35.57

Painter foreman: $36.29 rising 2 steps to $37.67

Grounds foreman: $36.29 rising 2 steps to $37.67

Carpentry foreman: $36.87 rising 2 steps to $38.28

Electrical trades foreman: $36.87 rising 2 steps to $38.28

Energy foreman: $36.87 rising 2 steps to $38.28

Electrical/mechanical foreman: $36.87 rising 2 steps to $40.28

Editor’s notes: Emergency inspections: Compensatory time with minimum claim of 2 straight-time hours to custodians for emergency situations involving an inspection of operational (electrical, heating, water) and physical (windows, doors, furnishings) facilities of school plant. Emergency situations are: inspection of school buildings on weekends; extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, flood); fire or fire-threats; vandalism. Employee education: Employer will provide $20,000 per school year for job-related employee education fund.

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