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Basic Agreement
Letter 20: 12 Hour Shift Agreement

Item 20 - 12 Hour Shift Agreement



Implementation and Application

This letter sets out the conditions under which the parties agree to implement schedules of working hours, designated as the "T" schedule or "X" schedule and attached hereto as Appendix "A" and "B" respectively, applicable only to employees assigned to operations scheduled for one hundred and sixty-eight (168) hours per week or one hundred and sixty (160) hours per week.

It is understood that the Company may implement a schedule which is not identical to the schedule set out in Appendices "A" or "B", however, such schedule will be similar in pattern to these attached schedules and this letter will apply to such similar schedules.

It is understood that this Agreement covers all employees who are working schedules in the same pattern as the "T" Schedule or "X" Schedule. The provisions of the Basic Agreement will apply to employees who work eight (8) hour shifts.

The Company may institute schedules under this Agreement for a six (6) month trial period. At the conclusion of such trial period, in order for the schedule to continue, the Company and Union will jointly canvass or conduct a vote of employees affected by the schedule to determine whether they wish to continue the twelve (12) hour shift schedule, requiring the consent of sixty (60) percent of the affected employees to confirm the continuation of the schedule.

In view of the potential impact on employees and operations, this schedule will be subject to continuous monitoring by the Company. Representatives of the Company and the Union will meet from time to time at the request of either party, for the purpose of reviewing the experience relative to the operation of such schedule and more specifically to discuss any change in conditions in areas such as: safety and health, absenteeism, operational capability, legislative prohibition, etc., with the view to determining whether such schedule should be continued or terminated. The Company or the Union may, upon giving thirty (30) days written notice, terminate the application of the schedule to a group of employees.

Termination

In the event the schedule is terminated in accordance with the provisions of this letter, the parties agree that a schedule that complies with the provisions of the Basic Agreement or a schedule that is agreed to by the parties will be implemented.

An employee may not gain or lose entitlement to overtime or premium pay as a result of the transition from an eight (8) hour shift schedule to a twelve (12) hour shift schedule or vice versa as a result of the implementation or termination of a schedule under this Agreement.

Amendments to the Basic Agreement

The Company and the Union agree that the following shall constitute amendments to the Basic Agreement in order to give effect to the "T" or the "X" Schedules as provided herein where and when they apply to an employee.

It is understood that insofar as any provisions of this Agreement are specifically in conflict with any provisions of the Basic Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail.

The term "day" or "working day" as used through the Basic Agreement shall mean either a regularly scheduled work day of eight (8) hours or twelve (12) hours whichever the case may be.

Specifically:


5.02(c)Is amended to read:

"The standard work day shall be twelve (12) hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., or 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.; or eight (8) hours 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., or 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m., whichever the case may be".


5.03Is amended by adding the following:

"When an employee is scheduled to a twelve (12) hour shift, he will be provided with one (1) thirty (30) minute lunch period and one (1) fifteen (15) minute lunch period."


5.04Is amended to read:

"An employee on continuous operations shall not cease work until relieved on the job or otherwise instructed by his supervisor. A division may establish a relief system to permit early relief up to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes, provided that no employee may leave the plant before twelve (12) hours or eight (8) hours are shown on his clock card, whichever the case may be. It is further understood that if an employee fails to adhere to an established relief system he is to be paid only for hours worked during the scheduled hours on his shift.

Nothing herein shall preclude the Company from reverting to the relief provisions of the Basic Agreement."


5.05Is amended to read:

"Overtime is defined as hours worked in excess of a standard work day or a standard work week, and shall be paid for periods of five (5) minutes or multiples thereof.


5.14Effective August 1, 2005:

  1. For hours worked by an employee for his regularly scheduled day turn from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. as the case may be fifty-five (55) cents per hour.

  2. For hours worked by an employee on his regularly scheduled night turn from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight as the case may be fifty (55) cents per hour.

  3. For hours worked by an employee on his regularly scheduled night turn from 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. or 12:00 midnight until 8:00 a.m. as the case may be sixty (65) cents per hour.


5.15Sunday premium shall be paid to employees working schedules under this Letter of Agreement in accordance with Clause 5.16 and Item 24 of the Basic Agreement for all hours worked over an interval of twenty-four (24) hours between 7:00 a.m. Sunday and 7:00 a.m. Monday or 8:00 a.m. Sunday and 8:00 a.m. Monday as the case may be.


11.03Is amended by adding the following:

"The expression" the number of hours normally scheduled for a turn" shall mean eight (8) hours. However, when a statutory holiday falls on a day on which an employee is scheduled to work a twelve (12) hour shift but is not required by the Company to work such shift, the special allowance for such employee shall be calculated on the basis of twelve (12) hours."


15.02Is amended to read:

"An employee shall be permitted time off in accordance with the provisions of Clause 15.02 to Clause 15.05. Where any of such days fall on a scheduled twelve (12) hour working day for the employee, he shall be paid a bereavement allowance for each day equivalent to twelve (12) times the average hourly rate earned by him the preceding pay period. Where any of such days fall on a scheduled eight (8) hour working day for the employee he shall be paid a bereavement allowance for each such day equivalent to eight (8) times the average hourly rate earned by him in the preceding pay period".

C.W.S.

It is understood and agreed that the implementation of these schedules will not in itself result in any amendment or modification to the C.W.S. program or cause the Union or any employee to claim an existing job description and classification has changed.

In the future, new jobs will continue to be described and classified on the basis of a regular eight (8) hour shift of work and no consideration will be given to the extended hours of work beyond eight (8) hours.



APPENDIX "A"

"T" SCHEDULE - 168 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm or 8am-8pm
 D C C B B A A 
 A D D C C B B 
 B A A D D C C 
 C B B A A D D 
7pm-7am or 8pm-8am
 B A A D D C C 
 C B B A A D D 
 D C C B B A A 
 A D D C C B B 
Days
Off
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
Days
Off
 C D D C C D D 
 D C C D D C C 
 C D D C C D D 
 D C C D D C C 


"T" SCHEDULE - 160 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm or 8am-8pm
 D C C B   A A 
 A D D C   B B 
 B A A D   C C 
 C B B A   D D 
7pm-7am or 8pm-8am
 B A A D   C C 
 C B B A   D D 
 D C C B   A A 
 A D D C   B B 
Days
Off
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
Days
Off
 C D D C C D D 
 D C C D D C C 
 C D D C C D D 
 D C C D D C C 
7am-3pm or 8am-4pm
         B     
         C     
         D     
         A     
11pm-7am or 12am-8am
         D     
         A     
         B     
         C     



APPENDIX "B"

"X" SCHEDULE - 160 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm or 8am-8pm
 * D D C C B B 
 * A A D D C C 
 * B B A A D D 
 * C C B B A A 
7pm-7am or 8pm-8am
 ~ B B A A D D 
 ~ C C B B A A 
 ~ D D C C B B 
 ~ A A D D C C 
7am-3pm or 11pm-7am
 C             
 D             
 A             
 B             
Days
Off
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 
Days
Off
 D C C D D C C 
 C D D C C D D 
 D C C D D C C 
 C D D C C D D 



APPENDIX "C"

"W" SCHEDULE - 80 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm* or 8am-8pm*
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
Days
Off
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 
* Saturday and Sunday: 7am-5pm or 8am-6pm



APPENDIX "D"

"Y" SCHEDULE - 84 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm or 8am-8pm
 A B B A A B B 
 B A A B B A A 
Days
Off
 B A A B B A A 
 A B B A A B B 



APPENDIX "E"

"Z" SCHEDULE - 80 HOURS PER WEEK

 S M T W T F S 
 S M T W T F S 
7am-7pm or 8am-8pm
   A A A A*    
   B B B B*    
7pm-7am or 8pm-8am
   B B B       
   A A A       
* Thursday: 7am-3pm or 8am-4pm




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