27.01 The Employer will furnish and maintain (launder and repair), without charge, uniforms which the Employer requires an Employee to wear.
27.02 In addition, for EMS Employees the following clothing items shall be provided and paid for by the Employer for each Employee. Clothing shall be sized to fit each Employee with the cost of initial alterations paid for by the Employer. A minimum of one (1) change of shirts and pants or overalls will be made available. Replacement will be supplied for any item that becomes fatigued or is destroyed during use on Company business:
27.03 Employees will be paid one hundred dollars ($100.00) each year to go toward the purchase of boots. Employees will not have to provide receipts or produce worn boots to be eligible for this reimbursement.
27.04 The Employer shall make available a sufficient number of raincoats, of various sizes, and heavy-duty gloves for hand protection.
27.05 When an Employee leaves employment, all items of clothing, with the exception of footwear, shall be returned to the Employer in clean condition.
27.06 The Union and the Employer may negotiate specific provisions for uniforms in particular services. Where specific items and numbers relative to uniforms have been negotiated with the Employer in the past, those provisions will continue unless mutually agreed otherwise.