Maple Leaf Foods o/a Maple Leaf Poultry

Brampton, Ont. (230 production employees) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 175
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2019
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Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2018 to May 31,2021. Signed on Dec. 24, 2018.

Wage adjustments:

Effective June 3, 2018: $0.50 per hour (all maintenance employees).

Shift premium: $0.50 per hour will be paid to employees working on second shift (scheduled shifts that start at or after 1:15 p.m. but before 11p.m.). Effective May 31, 2020: $0.55 per hour. $0.60 per hour (previously $0.55 per hour) will be paid to employees working on third shift (scheduled shifts that start at or after 11 p.m. but before 4 a.m.). $0.50 per hour for all hours worked as live hanger.

Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 1floating holiday (floating holidays which are not used will not be paid out.).

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 20 years.

Overtime: Time and one-half for all work in excess of daily or weekly schedule (8 hours per day or 40 hours per week); double time after 12 hours of work. Time and one-half for all work on sixth scheduled shift; double time for all work on seventh scheduled shift.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums.

Dental: Employer will contribute $0.51 for all hours worked to United Food and Commercial Workers Trusteed Dental Plan-Ontario.

Vision: $240 every 24 months (previously $230 every 24months). Eye examinations can be claimed within $220 maximum. Effective June 1, 2020: $250 every 24 months.

STD: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 60% of employee’s average weekly wage to EI maximum, maximum 26 weeks.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of $30,000.

Pension: Effective ratification, employees who are not currently enrolled in existing DB pension plan will have option for 1-time irrevocable election to join DB pension plan. If no election is made, once eligible employee will be required to join DC plan. Employer matches mandatory employee contribution, maximum 2%.

Bereavement leave: 5 days for death in immediate family (mother, father, spouse, son, daughter). 3 days for death of brother, sister, mother-in-law, father-in-law. 1 day for death of grandparent, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchild.

Seniority – recall rights: 12months.

Probationary period: 90 working days accumulated within 6consecutive months.

Severance: 1 week per year of service after 1 year of seniority; 2 weeks per year of service after 5 years of seniority, maximum 34 weeks.

Safety shoes: $230 per year for 2 pairs of leather safety boots for maintenance employees. $200 per year for rubber safety boots for all other plant employees. Employees may still elect to purchase 3 pairs of boots per year.

Uniforms/clothing: Employer will supply aprons, hairnets, gloves where required and launderable outer work-clothing where specified.

Tool allowance: $300 per year for replacement of broken tool and purchase of tools required by employer for maintenance employees.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 5.3% increase):

Grade 1 (general labour heavy lifter)

0 to 6 mos.: $15 rising 3 steps to $15.80

7 to 12 mos.: $15.88 rising 3steps to $16.68

13 to 18 mos.: $16.76 rising 3steps to $17.56

19 to 24 mos.: $17.64 rising 3steps to $18.44

25 to 30 mos.: $18.52 rising 3steps to $19.32

31 to 36 mos.: $19.40 rising 3 steps to $20.20

Greater than 37 mos.: $20.28 rising 3 steps to $21.08

Grade 2 (grading scale operator sanitation)

0 to 6 mos.: $15.09 rising 3 steps to $15.89

7 to 12 mos.: $15.97 rising 3 steps to $16.77

13 to 18 mos.: $16.86 rising 3 steps to $17.66

19 to 24 mos.: $17.74 rising 3 steps to $18.54

25 to 30 mos.: $18.63 rising 3 steps to $19.43

31 to 36 mos.: $19.51 rising 3 steps to $20.31

Greater than 37 mos.: $20.40 rising 3 steps to $21.20

Grade 3 (cooler help, cut-in-nine saw detector, operator, shipping/receiver)

0 to 6 mos.: $15.17 rising 3 steps to $15.97

7 to 12 mos.: $16.06 rising 3 steps to $16.86

13 to 18 mos.: $16.95 rising 3 steps to $17.75

19 to 24 mos.: $17.85 rising 3 steps to $18.65

25 to 30 mos.: $18.74 rising 3 steps to $19.54

31 to 36 mos.: $19.63 rising 3 steps to $20.43

Greater than 37 mos.: $20.52 rising 3 steps to $21.32

Grade 5 (quality-control trimmer)

0 to 6 mos.: $15.17 rising 3 steps to $16.22

7 to 12 mos.: $16.06 rising 3 steps to $17.13

13 to 18 mos.: $16.95 rising 3 steps to $18.04

19 to 24 mos.: $17.85 rising 3 steps to $18.95

25 to 30 mos.: $18.74 rising 3 steps to $19.86

31 to 36 mos.: $19.63 rising 3 steps to $20.77

Greater than 37 mos.: $20.52 rising 3 steps to $21.68

Grade 6 (lead-hand)

0 to 6 mos.: $15.51 rising 3 steps to $16.31

7 to 12 mos.: $16.42 rising 3 steps to $17.22

13 to 18 mos.: $17.34 rising 3 steps to $18.14

19 to 24 mos.: $18.25 rising 3 steps to $19.05

25 to 30 mos.: $19.17 rising 3 steps to $19.97

31 to 36 mos.: $20.08 rising 3 steps to $20.88

Greater than 37 mos.: $21 rising 3 steps to $21.80

Grade 7 (tractor-trailer driver)

0 to 6 mos.: $16.34 rising 3 steps to $17.14

7 to 12 mos.: $17.32 rising 3 steps to $18.12

13 to 18 mos.: $18.29 rising 3 steps to $19.09

19 to 24 mos.: $19.27 rising 3 steps to $20.07

25 to 30 mos.: $20.24 rising 3 steps to $21.04

31 to 36 mos.: $21.22 rising 3 steps to $22.02

Greater than 37 mos.: $22.19 rising 3 steps to $22.99

Grade 8

Maintenance A: $30.98 rising 2 steps to $31.98

Maintenance AA: $32 rising 2 steps to $33

Lead-hand maintenance A/AA: $32.75 rising 2 steps to $33.75

Stationary engineer second: $28.90 rising 2 steps to $29.90

Stationary engineer third: $30.49 rising 2 steps to $31.49

Stationary engineer fourth: $27.40 rising 2 steps to $28.40

Live-hang progression

Grade 5

0 to 6 months: $19.29 rising 2 steps to $20.09

7 to 12 months: $20.09 rising 2 steps to $20.89

13 +months: $20.88 rising 2 steps to $21.68

Editor’s notes: Medical examinations: Employer will pay for yearly medical exams required by employer for plant employees, including drivers’ medical examinations, once every 3 years. Training, education fund: Employer will contribute $0.03 to United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 175, Training and Education Fund for all hours paid for and worked by bargaining unit employees. Orthotics benefit: Maximum 1 pair of orthotics per year for each claimant, maximum $400 per pair.

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