Operational Services Group (SV) - Table 2



Appendix F

Lightkeepers -
Specific Provisions and Rates of Pay

Notwithstanding the general provisions of this collective agreement, the following specific provisions shall apply to employees performing duties in the Lightkeeper Group.

General

Interpretation and Definitions

  1. "daily rate of pay" means an employee's weekly rate of pay divided by seven (7);
  2. "remuneration" means pay and allowances;
  3. "weekly rate of pay" means an employee's annual rate of pay divided by fifty-two decimal one hundred and seventy-six (52.176).

Vacation Leave

Accumulation of Vacation Leave

1.01 An employee who has earned at least two (2) weeks' pay during each calendar month of a vacation year shall earn credits at the following rates provided the employee has not earned credits in another bargaining unit with respect to the same month:

  1. three (3) weeks per vacation year until the month in which the anniversary of the employee's eighth (8th) year of service occurs;
  2. four (4) weeks per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's eighth (8th) anniversary of service occurs;
  3. four (4) weeks and two decimal eight (2.8) days per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's sixteen (16th) anniversary of service occurs;
  4. four (4) weeks and four decimal two (4.2) days per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's seventeenth (17th) anniversary of service occurs;
  5. five (5) weeks per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's eighteenth (18th) anniversary of service occurs;
  6. five (5) weeks and two decimal eight (2.8) days per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's twenty-seventh (27th) anniversary of service occurs;
  7. six (6) weeks per vacation year commencing with the month in which the employee's twenty-eighth (28th) anniversary of service occurs.

1.02 Vacation leave provided under clause 1.01 above which is in excess of the three (3) or four (4) weeks per vacation year respectively shall be granted on a prorata basis during the vacation year in which the employee completes the required years of continuous employment.

1.03 An employee who has not received at least two (2) weeks' pay for each calendar month of a vacation year will earn vacation leave at one-twelfth (1/12th) of the applicable rate in clause 1.01 of this Appendix for each calendar month for which the employee received at least two (2) weeks' pay.

1.04 When an employee becomes subject to this Agreement, the employee's leave credits shall be recalculated in accordance with the leave credit formula applicable to the employee's altered work schedule.

Sick Leave With Pay

2.01 An employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) days for each calendar month for which the employee receives pay for at least two (2) weeks.

Designated Paid Holidays

3.01

  1. The designated holidays in a fiscal year that fall in the employee's work period shall be anticipated to the end of the year and "lieu day" credits established at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) days for each designated paid holiday as shown in Article 32.
  2. Lieu days will be taken as an extension to vacation leave and shall be charged against the lieu day credits.
  3. If any lieu days established under this article cannot be liquidated by the end of the vacation year, at the written request of the employee, and the approval of the Employer, they will be paid off at the employee's daily rate of pay.

3.02

  1. When an employee dies or otherwise terminates his or her employment, the employee or the employee's estate shall be paid in cash at his or her daily rate of pay for each unused lieu day.
  2. When the employment of an employee is terminated by other than death or lay-off, recovery shall be made at the rate set forth in paragraph 3.02(a) for all unearned lieu days granted.

Miscellaneous

4.01 Except as otherwise provided in the Designated Paid Holidays and Severance Pay Articles of this agreement, and Annex A Pay rates, the terms and conditions of employment for seasonal, rotational and seasonal-rotational employees are not altered by this Agreement in so far as they do not differ from past general practice.

4.02 Employees' compensation is based on the performance of all services required.

4.03

  1. When a lightkeeper assigned to a rotational lightstation is on duty on that lightstation for a period of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours or more, the employee shall be entitled, in respect of each twenty-four (24) hour period, to one (1) rotational day off.
  2. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the present Agreement, rotational days off earned in accordance with this clause shall be deemed to have been granted between each on-duty period on the rotational lightstation provided that rotational days off shall be deemed not to have been granted concurrently with a designated paid holiday or vacation leave entitlements.

General

5.01 An employee's schedule of work shall not be construed as guaranteeing the employee minimum or maximum hours of work.

5.02 The formula under which the allowance for meteorological and such related observations is calculated shall be maintained during the life of this Agreement. However, clause 34.10 of Article 34 will not apply.

5.03 Where applicable, the Employer shall continue its present practice of delivering food and mail to lightkeepers. Every reasonable effort will be made to effect delivery at least every two (2) months and to give forty-eight (48) hours' notice to the lightkeeper concerned of the departure of the supply vessel.

5.04 First aid courses will be made available to lightkeepers where the Employer assesses a need for such training.

5.05 The Employer and the Alliance agree to the principle of charging visitors on travel status for meals and overnight accommodation supplied by the lightkeeper. Both parties will consult on the matter of rates to be charged.

5.06 Where practicable, forty-eight (48) hours' notice will be given to the lightkeeper of the arrival of overnight guests. This will not apply in the case of Department of Fisheries and Oceans inspectors and in cases of emergency.

5.07 The Employer will consult with the Lightkeeper on the need for the Employer to supply bed and bedding when the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's guests are to be accommodated in the Lightkeeper's dwelling and, if required, bed and bedding will be supplied by the Department.

5.08 Transportation

The Employer will maintain the present practice within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of providing employees where necessary when proceeding on leave, transportation to and from convenient public transportation and payment of reasonable expenses incurred by employees due to delays in proceeding to and returning from leave, when the delays are considered by the Employer to be beyond the control of the employees.

5.09 Sick Leave - Rotational Stations

Concerning the administration of sick leave for employees assigned to rotational lightstations.

  1. A lightkeeper assigned to a rotational lightstation who is granted sick leave with pay during an on-duty period shall be deemed to be on duty for purposes of clause 4.03 of this Appendix and shall accordingly be credited with one (1) rotational day off for each twenty-four (24) hour period of sick leave granted.
  2. A lightkeeper assigned to a rotational lightstation is not eligible for sick leave with pay between active duty periods on the rotational lightstation, except as otherwise provided in clause 35.07 of the Agreement.
  3. A lightkeeper assigned to a rotational lightstation who is granted sick leave, shall be deducted sick leave credits at the rate of two (2) days of each twenty-four (24) hour period of absence from duty.

5.10 Absent Lightkeeper Duties

Where a lightkeeper is required by management to perform the duties of an absent lightkeeper from the same lightstation, the lightkeeper shall earn one (1) day of compensatory leave for each day the lightkeeper is required to perform the duties of the absent lightkeeper. However, where two (2) lightkeepers are required to share the duties of an absent lightkeeper from the same lightstation, they shall each earn one-half (1/2) day of compensatory leave for each day they are required to perform said additional duties. Compensatory leave credits earned in accordance with this Clause may be liquidated as leave or, at the employee's option, by cash payment.

5.11 Off Duty Periods - Absences

The Employer wishes to confirm its intention of continuing the present practice of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to the effect that all lightkeepers, save those on rotational stations, may absent themselves during off-duty periods, subject to the restrictions imposed by management for safety purposes.


**Annex "A"
LI - Lightkeepers Group
Annual Rates of Pay
(in dollars)

Table Legend


LI-1 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) August 5, 2010 31370 32242 33087 33960 34820
A) August 5, 2011 31919 32806 33666 34554 35429
B) August 5, 2012 32398 33298 34171 35072 35960
C) August 5, 2013 33046 33964 34854 35773 36679

LI-2 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
$) August 5, 2010 31718 32872 34057 35228 36402
A) August 5, 2011 32273 33447 34653 35844 37039
B) August 5, 2012 32757 33949 35173 36382 37595
C) August 5, 2013 33412 34628 35876 37110 38347

LI-3 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 34689 35821 36949 38083
A) August 5, 2011 35296 36448 37596 38749
B) August 5, 2012 35825 36995 38160 39330
C) August 5, 2013 36542 37735 38923 40117

LI-4 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 37285 38366 39465 40536
A) August 5, 2011 37937 39037 40156 41245
B) August 5, 2012 38506 39623 40758 41864
C) August 5, 2013 39276 40415 41573 42701

LI-5 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 39930 41041 42137 43227
A) August 5, 2011 40629 41759 42874 43983
B) August 5, 2012 41238 42385 43517 44643
C) August 5, 2013 42063 43233 44387 45536

LI-6 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 42668 43956 45247 46546
A) August 5, 2011 43415 44725 46039 47361
B) August 5, 2012 44066 45396 46730 48071
C) August 5, 2013 44947 46304 47665 49032

LI-7 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 46260 47500 48760 50008
A) August 5, 2011 47070 48331 49613 50883
B) August 5, 2012 47776 49056 50357 51646
C) August 5, 2013 48732 50037 51364 52679

LI-8 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 50172 51411 52647 53868
A) August 5, 2011 51050 52311 53568 54811
B) August 5, 2012 51816 53096 54372 55633
C) August 5, 2013 52852 54158 55459 56746

LI-9 - Annual Rates of Pay (in dollars)
Effective Date Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
$) August 5, 2010 53858 55118 56386 58073
A) August 5, 2011 54801 56083 57373 59089
B) August 5, 2012 55623 56924 58234 59975
C) August 5, 2013 56735 58062 59399 61175

Pay Notes

  1. An employee who is paid at a rate in the "From:" scale of rates shall, on the relevant effective date be paid at the rate listed immediately below that rate in the A scale of rates.

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  1. The increment period for indeterminate employees paid in these scales of rates, is one (1) year.

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  1. The pay increment period for term employees is fifty‑two (52) weeks. A pay increment shall be to the next rate in the scale of rates.

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  1. An employee appointed to a term position shall receive an increment after having reached fifty‑two (52) weeks of cumulative service. For the purpose of defining when a determinate employee will be entitled to go the next salary increment, "cumulative" means all service, whether continuous or discontinuous within the core public administration at the same occupational group and level.
  2. Adjustment in rates of pay for positions at seasonal, rotational, and seasonal‑rotational lightstations will be found in Annex B.

Annex B
Adjustment in Rates of Pay

  1. There shall be an adjustment in rates of pay at each level, where applicable, for positions at Seasonal, Rotational and Seasonal-Rotational lightstations in the following manner:
    Days of Operation of Lightstation Seasonal Stations Rate of Adjustment
    %
    Rotational Stations Rate of Adjustment
    %
    Seasonal Rotational Stations Rate of Adjustment
    %
    335 - 365 100 90 90
    305 - 334 95 n/a 85
    274 - 304 90 n/a 80
    244 - 273 85 n/a 75
    182 - 243 80 n/a 70

  2. The aforementioned rates of adjustment shall apply to the salary ranges for each level in Annex A, where applicable.

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  1. Where an employee assigned to a seasonal or seasonal‑rotational lightstation is granted vacation leave or lieu days following the operational period of the lightstation, such period of leave of lieu days shall be added to the operational period of the lightstation in determining the adjustment in rates of pay applicable to that employee.

Supplementary allowance

  1. The following supplementary allowance shall be paid to each lightkeeper:
    • Full-Time Station
      1. in 1 and 2-man stations 2,100
      2. in 4-man stations 1,800
    • Seasonal Stations
    • Days of Operations of Lightstations
      • 335 - 365 100% of applicable full-time allowance
      • 305 - 334 95% of applicable full-time allowance
      • 274 - 304 90% of applicable full-time allowance
      • 244 - 273 85% of applicable full-time allowance
      • 182 - 243 80% of applicable full-time allowance

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  1. Where a lightkeeper assigned to a seasonal lightstation is granted vacation leave or lieu days following the operational period of the lightstation, such period of leave or lieu days shall be added to the operational period of the lightstation in determining the supplementary allowance applicable to that lightkeeper.

Annex C
Accommodation and Services

  1. The Employer wishes to confirm its intention of continuing the present practice of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in regard to the provision of accommodation and services which are now provided to Lightkeepers.
  2. Rotational Light Station Food Allowance
    • A Lightkeeper shall be entitled to an allowance of one hundred dollars ($100) for each on-duty period that he is assigned to a rotational light station.

Annex D
Meteorological Allowance

The following is the formula for meteorological observations and extra payments made for certain specified duties:

Formula
Formula 41.46
Extra Observations
Anemometer 80.96
Climate Report 123.10
Ceiling Balloon 80.96
Sunshine Abstracts 41.05
Automatic Rain Gauge 46.60
Same with Abstracts 80.96
Water Temperature 90.96
Same with Abstracts 166.38

It is also understood that the maximum amount payable per annum to a Lightkeeper is one thousand six hundred and twenty-three dollars ($1,623).




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