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Total Rewards for Special Constables (Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4)

Special Constables in McMaster Security Services are responsible for achieving a safe and secure environment that is developed through prevention programs and law enforcement in concert with the community. Security Services is represented by Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4.

Compensation

Compensation is detailed in the Unifor, Unit 4 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4

Unifor Local 5555 Unit 4 Collective Agreement 2018 - 2021 for Special Constables | PDF

Benefits

Effective November 1, 2019, your benefit plan has been enhanced with the following:

  • Expanded Mental Health Benefits – Maximum coverage of $3,000 per person (including eligible dependents) per benefit year, in total for services received by registered psychologists, social workers and psychotherapists.
  • Improved Dental Claims Process – The University will allow assignment of dental claims to the dental office, where available. Unifor Unit 4 members will pay the dental office for the difference between the total bill and amount paid by the McMaster plan.
  • Increase in coverage for eyeglasses and cataract surgery: The maximum coverage increases from $250 to $400.
  • Increase in coverage for hearing aids: Coverage increases to 100% of the costs of hearing aids prescribed by an ear, nose and throat specialist, up to a maximum of $500 per person per ear over a period of 3 benefit years. Repairs are included in this maximum.  Also covered, 100% of the costs of the initial purchase of hearing aid prescribed by an ear, nose and throat specialist, if required as a result of an accident.
  • New coverage for Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM): Coverage will be added for Continuous Glucose Monitors receivers, transmitters or sensors for persons diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, up to a combined maximum of $4,000 per person per benefit year.  Sun Life must be provided with a doctor’s note confirming the diagnosis.
  • New coverage for licensed occupational therapists: Licensed occupational therapists will be added to the list of covered paramedical practitioners.   The benefit plan will cover 100% of the costs, up to a maximum of $500 per person in a benefit year.

Unifor Local 5555 (Special Constables) Benefit Booklet

Benefit Booklet for Unifor Local 5555 (Special Constables), effective January 1, 2012 | PDF

LTD Premium Rates (Unifor Unit 1, Unifor Unit 3, Unifor Unit 4)

Document that outlines LTD Premium Rates as of July 1, 2019 for Unifor, Unit 1 (Staff); Unifor, Unit 3 (Parking and Transit Services) and Unifor, Unit 4 (Security Services).  | PDF

Retirement Plans

Highlights of the McMaster Hourly Pension Plan

Document that outlines the highlights of the McMaster Hourly Pension Plan, effective Jan 1, 2019. | PDF

How to Read your 2019 Annual Pension Statement – Hourly Plan

Document that is intended to help employees understand their annual pension statement (hourly plan). | PDF

Hours of Work and Paid Time Off

Paid time off is detailed in the Unifor, Unit 4 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4

Unifor Local 5555 Unit 4 Collective Agreement 2018 - 2021 for Special Constables | PDF

Averaging Hours of Work Approval – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4

Approval letter from the Ministry of Labour for Averaging Hours of Work for Overtime Pay Purposes - Special Constables | PDF

Excess Hours Work Approval – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 4

Approval letter from the Ministry of Labour for Excess Weekly Hours of Work - Special Constables | PDF

Learning and Development