KAR union employees ratify contract

Three-year deal in place after “smooth” negotiations

USW Local 1-=405

Things are looking up at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Not only is the snow finally falling just in time for Christmas, but the 125-unionized staff of Kimberley Alpine Resort, members of USW Local 1-405, voted overwhelming in favour of accepting the new three-year deal which will expire October 31, 2019.

This set of negotiations went smoothly according to lead negotiator Jeff Bromley, of the Steelworkers, and was ratified last week after two days of voting.

The following are the details of the contract:

• Wages – 5% increase over three years (2%, 1.5% and 1.5%)

• Increase in vacation allotment to four weeks and 8% for employees with 10 years’ continuous service and at least F/T in Winter Season and P/T in Summer Season

• Benefit Rate Increase – A $0.02/hour increase to $0.52/hour

• In the event of a partial closure (lift down, run closure, lack of snow) all pro patrollers will be utilized before volunteers

• Year-round employees do not have to submit notice of recall

• Probationary employees will be scheduled and offered work by date of hire

• Improved Union Leave language

• Chairlift Operator, Attendant, Summer Grounds Maintenance, Summer First Aid Attendant now receive same rate as Winter position

• Brushing added to Summer Grid at $15.95/hour

• Parks Facilities Coordinator Classification – Now receives Chairbase Attendant Rate at $15.16/hour

• Establishment of EFAP (Employee Family Assistance Program) process

• Improvement to Tools and Equipment allowance to $45/season; Cooks and Kitchen Staff eligible for same benefit for CSA approved footwear

• Resort to provide CSA approved helmets for Patrollers at cost

• Employee Ski Pass now eligible until end of season at Kicking Horse and Fernie until end of those resorts’ season.

 

Just Posted

Kimberley and District Community Foundation seeks ‘friends’

In the next couple of weeks, members of the Kimberley & District… Continue reading

The shootout at the Bechtel Ferry: 1945

On August 24, 1945, Charles Bechtel, age 66, was killed by the BC Provincial Police just south of the ranch.

Kimberley City Council approves development permit for 12-unit rental housing complex on Church Ave

The Kimberley Seniors Project Society has been waiting years to make this project a reality.

Hospice seeks clients for Live & Learn Program

After a successful two-year trial period, the Cranbrook and Kimberley Hospice Society is renewing its Live and Learn day program, and is putting out the word to prospective clients.

Kimberley Chamber planning for future

Strategic planning has led to exciting ideas, says Board member Karen Rempel

Kimberley news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories in Kimberley this week.

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

UPDATE: Injured firefighter in stable condition

Kelowna fire crews responded to a blaze at Pope’sGallery of BC Art & Photography on Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Arrest made after historic B.C. church hit by arson

The fire at the 150-year-old Murray United Church in Merritt was considered a possible hate crime

B.C. dangerous offender in court for violating no-contact order, sends letter to victim

Wayne Belleville was shocked to see a letter addressed to him from his shooter, Ronald Teneycke

Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek help locating missing man

58-year-old Stuart David Duff was last seen on Jan. 6, 2019.

Man blames his loud car radio, sirens for crash with B.C. ambulance

Tribunal rejects bid to recoup ICBC costs after crash deemed 100-per-cent his fault

Most Read