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Total Rewards for Staff (Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1)

Staff at McMaster includes non-management, non-academic employees of the University. This employee group is represented by Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1.

Total Rewards Overview

Total rewards summary for Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 including compensation, benefits, retirement income, paid time off, and learning and development.

Compensation

Compensation is detailed in the Unifor, Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1

Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1 Collective Agreement 2019-2022 | 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 Local 5555 (Unit 1) members will pay the dental office for the difference between the total bill and amount paid by the McMaster plan.

Effective July 1, 2020, your benefit plan will be further enhanced with the following:

  • 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 80% of the costs of hearing aids prescribed by an ear, nose and throat specialist, up to a maximum of $1,000 per person per ear over a period of 3 benefit years. Repairs are included in this maximum.
  • 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.
  • Increase in the optional life insurance maximum: Optional life insurance will be available in increments of 25% up to 1,000% (increase from 500%) and the maximum benefit is $1,000,000 (increase from $500,000).  Evidence of good health is required on all optional amounts of coverage.

Unifor Local 5555 (Staff) Benefit Booklet

Benefit Booklet for Unifor Local 5555 (Unit 1), effective October 22, 2013 | 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 Salaried Pension Plan Unifor Local 5555 Members Hired On or After May 1, 2010

Document that outlines the highlights of the McMaster Salaried Pension Plan for Unifor Members after May 1, 2010, effective Jan 1, 2019. | PDF

Highlights of the McMaster Salaried Pension Plan Unifor Local 5555 Members Hired On or Before April 30, 2010

Document that outlines the highlights of the McMaster Salaried Pension Plan for Unifor Members before April 30, 2010, effective Jan 1, 2019. | PDF

How to Read your 2019 Annual Pension Statement – Salaried Plan

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

Paid Time Off

Paid time off is detailed in the Unifor, Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

Collective Agreement – Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1

Unifor Local 5555, Unit 1 Collective Agreement 2019-2022 | PDF

Job Design and Evaluation

Learning and Development