Article 27 – Scheduling

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Category: | Author:

27.1
Each employee’s work schedule shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the employee’s general work area. Such schedule shall cover a period of three (3) weeks and shall be posted as early as possible, but in no event later than two (2) weeks prior to the commencement of the three (3) week period. It is the intent of the foregoing to ensure that each employee is advised of their work schedule at the earliest possible time.

27.1.1
In the event that an employee’s schedule for any week is not posted in accordance with Article 27.1, the previous work schedule shall carry over until a new schedule is posted, subject to all provisions of this Agreement. 

27.2
Schedules shall contain the start and finish times of each tour of duty and scheduled days off.

27.3Change of Starting Time

  1. Notice of change in starting time shall be given as much in advance as possible, but not later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of their next scheduled shift. 
  1. When an employee is on duty, the Company will be deemed to have given notice when such notice is posted and the Company has made every reasonable effort to reach the employee. If the employee is off duty, the Company shall notify the employee directly. If such notice is not given pursuant to Article 27.3 (1), the employee shall report for work as re-scheduled. They shall be paid for all hours originally scheduled plus any additional hours worked at their basic pay. Such payment shall be in addition to any overtime incurred by the employee for the tour of duty in question. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such notice shall not apply under any of the following circumstances:
    1. Emergencies arising as a result of accidents or urgent and essential work to be done to machinery, equipment or plant; and
    2. In the case of sick leave replacement.

27.4
An employee’s posted schedule may be altered by the Company giving the employee affected notification thereof no later than five (5) working days prior to the start of the employee’s next following work week. Where such notification has been given, no penalties, premiums or overtime rates shall apply.

27.5
It is the responsibility of an employee to report to the supervisor in charge of scheduling, advising when they will be available for duty following absence due to illness or physical injury. It is the Company‚Äôs responsibility to then subsequently inform the employee of any change in their schedule.

27.6 – For employees regulated under Article 26.2 (2) For employees working 8 hour shifts, the Company will schedule the work days so that there will be two (2) consecutive days off in at least one (1) of the three (3) weeks of each fixed posting period. For employees working 10 hour shifts, the Company will schedule the work days so that there will be three (3) consecutive days off in at least one (1) of the three (3) weeks of each fixed posting period. Notwithstanding the above, the Company will make a reasonable effort to schedule.

For employees working 10 hour shifts, the Company will make a reasonable effort to schedule the work days so that there will be three (3) consecutive days off in at least one (1) of the three (3) weeks of each fixed posting period. consecutive days off in the remaining (2) of the three (3) weeks of each fixed posting period.

27.7
Should an employee’s typical shift pattern be changed by the Company, the Company shall provide the employee ten (10) working days notice of such change. Both parties agree that there are no permanent shifts, but for the purpose of this Article 27.7, typical shift may be defined as six (6) months or more in duration. Notice outlined in this Article 27.7 shall not apply to temporary shift changes, changes in posted schedule, changes of start time, or in instances where a posted vacancy is being filled.