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A. Hourly rate

(Chapter 6 of the decree)

The hourly rate of an employee depends on the type of maintenance work that is done. There are three types of maintenance work: heavy maintenance, light maintenance and high rise cleaning.

Heavy maintenance work of class A includes among other duties, work such as washing walls, windows and ceilings, treating floors and removing waste. (Article 1.01d)

Heavy maintenance work is paid $18.07 per hour as of October 30th, 2017
(The previous hourly rate of class A was $17.61 from November 9th, 2016 to October 29th, 2017)

Light maintenance work of class B includes among other duties, work such as dusting, removing of marks, sweeping, vacuuming and the light maintenance of washrooms. (Article 1.01 e)

Light maintenance work is paid $17.60 per hour as of October 30th, 2017
(The previous hourly rate of Class B was $17.15 from November 9th, 2016 to October 29th, 2017)

Maintenance work of class C includes among other duties, work such as the cleaning of windows and surfaces on a scaffold. (Article 1.01f)

High rise window washing is paid $18.65 per hour as of October 30th, 2017
(The previous hourly rate of Class C was $18.18 from November 9th, 2016 to October 29th, 2017)

The crew leader receives a minimum premium of 2% of the hourly salary. (Article 6.02)

The hourly rates in effect after October 30th, 2017 will be available once the Decree is renewed. For any updates, please visit our website regularly.

B. Overtime hours

(Articles 3.01 and 3.02 of the Decree)

After 40 hours of work in a week, the employee is paid at time and a half.

It is possible, under certain conditions, to spread out the hours worked by the employee on a basis other than a weekly basis. Among others: to obtain the employee's agreement and that the spreading out of the hours worked be based on a maximum of 4 weeks.

C. Paid hours

(Articles 3.04, 3.05 and 3.06 of the Decree)

The following hours must be paid at Decree rate when the employee:

  • 1. must stay within the work place until it is unlocked.
  • 2. must travel to perform consecutive maintenance work at the request of the employer
  • 3. is at the workplace waiting for work to be assigned to him or her.
  • 4. is working during any trial or training period.
  • 5. prepares the material required for the work

D. Breaks

(Article 4.03 of the Decree)

All employees have the right to paid breaks upon certain conditions.

  • 1. a work period of 7 hours must include two paid 15-minute rests
  • 2. a work period of 3 hours to less than 7 hours must include one paid 15-minute rest
  • 3. for a work period of more than 7 hours, the employee is entitled to one paid 15-minute rest for every 3 hours period exceeding 7 hours.

E. Call-ins and call-backs

(Chapter 5 of the Decree)

The employee called back to work after having left must be paid at time and a half with a minimum pay of 2 hours at time and a half. The employee reporting to work without having been otherwise notified must be paid a minimum of 3 hours or the hours regularly worked if less than 3 hours.