Ratified agreement at Cancoil

August 14, 2015 at 1:31pm

The 80 members working at Cancoil Thermal Corporation in Kingston ratified a four-year agreement on August 9, 2015.

Wages increase by 1.7% retroactive for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract. Subsequent increases are 1.7% in year two, and the greater of 1.7% or the provincial Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase in year three and 1.8% or CPI in year four. In addition, the shift premium increases to 60 cents per hour.

New coverage for prescription safety glasses provides 50% reimbursement up to $100 every 24 months. Workers benefit from improved vision care coverage of $160 per 24-month period as of ratification, and $170 as of April 3, 2018. Contributions to the dental plan increase by 14 cents per hour over the term of the contract.

Language improvements address sunset language, the process of scheduling vacation, and workers with 25 years of service now receive $500 bonus.

New language establishes overtime after 32 hours in a statutory holiday week. Banked overtime can be used for sick days, and the workers receive increased boot and clothing allowances.

Union Negotiating Committee: Gary Garrison, Steve Vallier, and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.