Article 6 – Employment Policy

6.01 Basically says Besterd can hire whomever they want.
473 signatory contractors must hire from our Local Hall.

ARTICLE 21 – HIRING PROCEDURE

21.7 The Union agrees to supply journeymen sheet metal workers and/or apprentices only to employers who are covered by this Agreement.

Article 9 – Hours of Work and Overtime

9.02 40 hour work week.

9.03 overtime does not start until after 44 hours.

473 workers in the ICI sector work a 36 hour work week typically Mon-Thur but can also be Tues-Fri. 473 overtime starts after 36 hours or anything that is outside of your regular work week.

CLAUSE 10 – HOURS OF WORK

10.1 Hours of work shall consist of 36 hours per week in two work periods. The first work period to commence at 7:30 a.m. Monday for four days of nine hours each and ending Thursday at 5:00 p.m. The second work period will commence Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and end Friday at 5:00 p.m. with one half hour for lunch. The regular starting location for all projects and work sites shall be one common designated location at 7:30 a.m.

CLAUSE 13 – OVERTIME

a. Time and one-half (1.5x) the regular hourly rate shall be paid for all work performed in excess of the regular hours of work set out in this Appendix and on Saturdays and Sundays

Article 15 – Transportation, Travel Time and Room and Board

15.02 Language on using your personal vehicle. 15.03 Language about daily subsistence allowance of $35.00 for time spent out of town

473 does not permit anyone to use their personal vehicle for transporting workers, tools, or materials. As this creates an unlevel playing field for the workers.
473 has a room and board of $110.00 per day for every day out of town regardless if you’re there the next day or not.

CLAUSE 17 – TRAVEL AND BOARD

17.1 Travel and Zones

Travel expense shall be paid to all employees at the rate shown above when supplying their own transportation where travel expense is applicable.

LONDON

Zone 1: Zone number one shall be 40 actual kilometres driven from the intersection of highways Two and Four, Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London. The allowance shown above shall be paid to employees when directed to job, or job to shop in Zone number one after the initial trip.

Zone 2: Zone number two shall be that area between the 40 and 56 actual kilometres driven. All employees performing work in this zone shall receive the allowance shown above. Regular working hours shall apply.

Zone 3: Zone number three shall be that area between the 56 and 80 actual kilometres driven. All employees performing work in this zone shall receive the allowance shown above. Regular working hours shall apply.

Zone 4: Zone number four shall be that area between the 80 and 96 actual kilometres driven. All employees performing work in this zone shall receive the allowance shown above. Regular working hours shall apply.All employees who report for work at the beginning of any work shift outside the 40 kilometres and are transferred to another work site shall be paid the mileage allowance shown above per kilometre travelled between work sites in addition to the zone allowance. Travel time shall be paid at the regular hourly rate, plus vacation pay and employer contributions. In all cases where zone allowance is paid the most direct route shall be used in calculating the mileage.

17.2 Travel and Board

All employees performing work beyond Zone number four, that is 96 kilometres or more from the intersection of Highways Two and Four Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London, shall receive Board Allowance as shown above, plus Travel Allowance at the rate shown above from Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London to the project or work site for the initial trip, and the same travel allowance at the end of their work on such a project or work site.
All employees sent to a project or work site beyond the 96 kilometres shall leave Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London at 7:30 a.m. on the initial trip. When returning they shall leave the project or work site in time to arrive back at Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London by 5:00 p.m. on the final trip. Travel time for such travel shall be paid at the regular hourly rate, plus vacation pay and employer contributions.Board allowance shall also be paid to all employees when they are unable to work due to job conditions, shortage of materials, weather conditions, providing they have shown up available for work.In the event the project or work site is 96 kilometres or more from Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London all employees shall receive a return trip every four weeks calculated at the above travel allowance.It is agreed and understood that if an employee voluntarily terminates his employment while working on a project or work site beyond the 96 kilometres from Dundas and Richmond Streets in the City of London, then the employer shall not be required to pay return travel expense or travel time to such an employee.First week’s board allowance shall be paid to all employees within the first week of employment.

17.3 Personal Vehicles

Sheet metal workers and registered apprentices shall not be permitted to, or be required as a condition of employment, to furnish the use of an automobile, or other conveyance to transport men, company tools, equipment, or material from shop to job, or from job to shop, or from job to job. Facilities for such transportation to be supplied by the employer and come up to safety standard road worthiness. This provision shall not restrict the use of an automobile or other conveyance to transport its owner, and personal tools from home to shop, or job at starting time or from shop or job to home at quitting time.

Article 26

26.01 says that they can roll this contract over unless either party starts the negotiation process. CLAC should be entering into a negotiation process along with Besterd employees with Besterd by August and should have already be in talks with Besterd employees about their wishes for the upcoming contract renewal. Local 473 representatives were able to Bargain for an increase over the next 3 years of $4.05 2019 $1.25
2020 $1.40
2021 $1.40

Also note our Building Trades affiliate and your UA co-workers were able to Bargain an increase over 3 years of $4.06

2019 $1.42
2020 $1.28
2021 $1.36