25.01 Group Benefits
The Employer agrees to continue to make available the following benefits, in accordance with its policies as amended from time to time, to employees covered by this agreement:
(a) Group Life Insurance (including optional and dependent life coverage)
(b) Short-term Disability
(c) Long-term Disability
(d) Extended Health Services Plan (including prescription drugs, vision care, and dental care)
(e) Accidental Death & Dismemberment
(f) Critical Disease Insurance
Casual employees are not eligible for short-term & long-term disability and critical incident insurance, but they will receive prorated benefits at the current levels once they become eligible. In order for casual employees to be eligible for the other benefits listed above, they must work an average of twenty (20) hours per week in order to receive benefits for the following calendar year.
The benefit plan will be and remain as effective as of July 1, 2020 and no significant changes to the provisions or insurer of the benefits plan shall be made during the term of this Collective Agreement, and the Employer shall notify the Union prior to making any changes to the plan, or without delay in the event that the plan provider makes any changes to the plan.
25.02 Pension Plan
The Employer will continue its current policy of matching full-time employee contributions to RRSPs, to a maximum of one and twelve hundredths’ percent (1.12%) of employee contributions to a maximum of four percent (4%) of earnings. Part time employees will be eligible to participate in the matching RRSP program to a maximum of two percent (2%) of part-time earnings.