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Agreement between Council of Marine Carriers and Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport, Local 400 Canadian Pacific Railway. British Columbia Coast Steamship Service 1978

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 Canadian Brotherhood of Railway, Transport
and General Workers
SEAMEN'S  SECTION
138   EAST CORDOVA  STREET
LOCAL  400
VANCOUVER,   CANADA    V6A   1K9
PHONE  687-1881
May 15, 1978
Mr. A. Cairns,
Marine Superintendent,
B.C.C.S.,
Pier "B", Foot of Granville St.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dear Mr. Cairns
As previously discussed, enclosed find a copy of the
current towboat agreement.
Your comments would be appreciated.
Yours truly,
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UNION   MEETING  2nd TUESDAY OF  EACH   MONTH o
AGREEMENT
BETWEEN:
COUNCIL OF MARINE CARRIERS
(hereinafter called the "Company")
AND;
CANADIAN BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT, LOCAL 400
(hereinafter called the "Union")
PREAMBLE
For the purposes of this Agreement, the "Company"
shall mean all members of Council of Marine Carriers as of the
date of signing this Agreement as listed in Appendix "A" hereto.
The general purpose of this Agreement is to secure
for the Company, the Union and the Unlicensed Personnel, the full
benefits of orderly and legal collective bargaining and to ensure
to the utmost extent possible the safety and physical welfare of
the Unlicensed Personnel, economy of operation, standard of service
and protection of property.  It is recognized by this Agreement to
be the duty of the Company and the Union and the Unlicensed Personnel to co-operate fully? individually and collectively, for the
advancement of said conditions.
PART 1
GENERAL
1.01  RECOGNITION
(a)   The Company
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Unlicensed Personnel employed in the Deck, Engi
Departments of vessels owned, operated, or
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(b)   Where a vessel covered by this Agreement is chartered or leased,
the terms of such charter or lease shall provide that this Agreement
shall apply unless a vessel is chartered or leased to a Company which
has an Agreement with another Union to man and operate vessels and
such Agreement contains the provision that the other Union has jurisdiction over the work to be performed.  Should the charteree or
lessee fail or neglect to abide by the terms of this Agreement, the
Company,, or lessor, shall be liable to the Unlicensed Personnel
concerned for wages' or other monetary benefits which are not paid by
the charteree or lessee. - 2 -
(c) Where-a vessel covered by this Agreement is sold to'a non-C.H.C.
Company or to an individual, satisfactory proof of such sale shall
be provided to the Union within seven (7) days.
(d) For greater clarity, the Company shall furnish the Union with a
list of the vessels described above, and the parties recognize that . •!
the list may be altered from time to time.
(e)   The term Unlicensed Personnel as used in this Agreement does not
include the Masters, Mates and Engineers sailing on these vessels.
(f)
A Labour Management Committee shall be established consisting of
nerahers of the unions and • representatives of the companies that
jointly participated in the negotiation of the present agreement,
purpose of the Labour Management ComuTtittee shall be to discuss and
make every effort to resolve matters of mutual interest to the
and the Committee may discuss grievances, noise abatement, crew
-essels.  Where the
ch grievances may
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parties
(g)   The Company agrees that only tugs covered by a Union agreement
recognized by legislative statute will be utilized to perform work.
It is understood that the only exception to this would be In the
event of Union vessels being unavailable to do .the job when required,
including remote areas where Union vessels do not exist.
(h)
The Company and the Union agree that the provisions of the C
Labour Code, Part V, pertaining to Successor Rights and Obligation
shall apply' to the present Agreement.
1 . 0?_ SUPPLYING OF PERSONNEL
The Company agrees that Unlicensed Personnel to be hired
shall be requested through the dispatch office of the Union.  Where
forty-eight (48) hours notice of personnel requirements is given by
the Company, the Union will make every reasonable effort to refer
applicants to the Company in advance of the day they are required'
to conjnence work.  In cases where the Company rejects individuals
that it does not consider satisfactory, it shall notify the Union
immediately of the rejection and the individual shall be provided
with written reason for such rejection, and the Union shall furnish
replacements with sufficient promptness to avoid delay in sailing at
the appointed time.  P.ejections shall not be arbitrary or without valid
reason.  Should the Union be unable to furnish employees that are
capable, competent and satisfactory to the Company with sufficient
promptness to avoid delay In sailing at the appointed time, the Company
may secure replacements from other sources on a temporary basis subject
to Article 1.03, and the Company shall make every reasonable effort
to so notify the Union within twenty-four (24) hours.  The Union
reserves the right to replace "replacements" once the temporary
requirement has been met.
1.0 3 UNION SECURITY AND CHECK-OFF
All Unlicensed Personnel presently employed, or when
hired, shall be required after sixty(60) days employment, as a
condition of employment, either to join the Union and continue as
members thereof during their employment, or in the alternative, to
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1.0 3 UNION SECURITY AND CHECK-OFF Cont'd.
tender to the Union one month's dues and initiation fees and to pay
subsequent monthly dues and assessments as required of Union members.
Such monthly dues, assessments and initiation fees in the amount as
established by the Union shall be deducted by the Company and remitted
to the Union for all employees covered by this Agreement by the
fifteenth (15th) of the month following the month for which they are
deducted.
1.04 NOTIFICATION OF SUSPENSION OR DISMISSAL
Wherever practicable, the Company will notify the Union
of suspensions or dismissals within twenty-four (24) hours of their
occurrence.
1.0 5 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
For the purposes of this Article the word "party" is
defined as either Council of Marine Carriers or the Union.
Any Unlicensed crew member or the Union with a complaint
or grievance shall discuss the complaint or grievance with the Master.
If a settlement satisfactory to the crew member is not reached, then
the following grievance procedure will be carried out:
(a) A written statement of the grievance shall be presented to the
Master, or Company, by the crew member concerned, accompanied if he
so desires by the ship's delegate or may be presented by the Union.
(b) If the Master or employer fails to adjust the grievance in a
satisfactory manner, it shall be dealt with between the representatives
of the Company and the Union.
(c) The maximum time for processing a grievance shall be ninety
(90) days from the time the incident occurs which gives rise to the
grievance.  This time limit may be extended by mutual agreement between
the parties.  Failing mutual agreement to extend the time limit, a
grievance not raised and processed within the ninety (90) day period
shall be deemed abandoned and all rights of recourse including
arbitration in respect of this grievance shall be at an end.
In the event arbitration is desired written notice must be given
within the ninety (90) day period.
(d) If the grievance is not satisfactorily concluded under
procedures (a) and (b), then it shall be dealt with by arbitration
in accordance with the following procedures:
(i)   The party desiring to arbitrate under this procedure shall notify the other party in writing
of this intention and the particulars of the
matter in dispute.
(ii)   The party receiving such notice shall within
five (5) days thereafter confirm such notification
in writing.
(iii)   The parties shall then confer and shall within
five (5) days choose a single arbitrator to
arbitrate the dispute and shall abide by the
decision of such arbitrator.  The arbitrator
shall be chosen by mutual agreement of the parties.
Failing mutual agreement, the Minister of Labour
will be asked to select the arbitrator. - 4 -
1.05 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE  Cont'd. /
iv)     Once the arbitrator is chosen and if either party
to the dispute desires it, the following procedure
shall take place within a further five (5) days:
The Company and the Union shall select a person
active in the towboat industry to sit with the
arbitrator during this arbitration hearing.  Such
persons shall be available to the arbitrator
jointly, but not individually at his discretion,
to advise him on any matters which he, the arbitrator,
deems advisable.  These persons, who shall be known
as advisors, shall take no part in the hearing other
than to be available for technical advice during the
hearing.  Nor shall they take part in the making or
publishing of the award of an arbitrator.
The arbitrator shall be entitled to accept or reject any advice he may have received from such persons, but he shall not in his award, make reference
to such persons, or to any advice he may have received, or to his acceptance or rejection thereof.
v)      The Board of Arbitration shall not have any power to
alter any of the terms of this Agreement nor to
substitute new provisions for existing provisions
nor to give any decision inconsistent with the terms
of this Agreement.
vi)     The expenses of the Arbitration Board chairman shall
be borne equally by the parties.
1.06 BOARDING PASSES
Union representatives shall be given access to Company
property and aboard Company vessels by checking with the Company office.
It is agreed that these visits will not interfere with the sailing or
maintenance of the vessel.
At times when the Company office is not open permission
shall be obtained from the Master of the vessel.  It is agreed that
the Company assumes no liability for injury to any Union representative while he is on Company property.
1.07 DISCRIMINATION
The Company agrees not to discriminate against any
person for legitimate Union activity, sex, race, creed, appearance
or ethnic origin.
1.0 8  STOPPAGE OF WORK
(a) The Company, signatory to this Agreement, and the Union agree
there shall be no strikes or lockouts during the life of this
Agreement.
(b) All controversies and disputes shall be settled through the
Grievance Procedure. ,
(c) There shall be no slowdown or stoppage of work during the
period when a grievance is being resolved. u
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1.08 STOPPAGE OF WORK Cont'd.
(d) Refusal to pass through a picket line which has not been held
to be illegal shall not be construed as a violation of this Article.
(e) The Company will not require any member of the Union to continue
with the tow, if such tow has been brought through a picket line by
other than Union Personnel.
1.09 SENIORITY AND PROMOTIONS
(a) It is agreed that in layoffs and rehires, preference will
be given to employees with the greatest length of service with
the Company and that for placements within the bargaining unit,
where skill and efficiency are relatively equal, preference will
be given to the employee with the greatest length of service
with the Company.
(b) The Company will post a record of employee service on their
employee bulletin boards.
1.10 MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
The Union agrees that the Company has the right to have
all personnel examined for fitness, and any personnel found medically
unfit for service at sea shall not be employed, or if employed, may
be dismissed.  The Company agrees that all personnel handling,
preparing and serving food shall be required to have a medical examination at least once each calendar year.  All such medical examinations
shall be at the Company's expense.
Where the Company refuses to employ any man for medical
reasons, the question of that man's fitness for full sea duties in
the category in which he is to be employed may be referred to a
competent medical authority for determination acceptable to both
the Company and the Union.
1.11 ANNUAL VACATIONS
(a) The Unlicensed crew member shall receive fourteen (14)
consecutive days annual vacation and shall be paid annual vacation
pay of 4% gross wages earned during each year up to his third year
of service (24 months).
(b) A crew member shall receive twenty-one (21) consecutive days
annual vacation upon completion of three (3) years of service with
the Company.  He shall be paid for such vacation on the basis of
six (6) percent of gross wages earned during his third (3rd) year
of service.
(c) A crew member shall receive twenty-eight (28) consecutive days
annual vacation upon completion of eleven (11) years of service with
the Company.  He shall be paid for such vacation on the basis of
eight (8) percent of gross wages earned during his eleventh (11th)
year of service.
(d) A crew member shall receive thirty-five (35) consecutive days
annual vacation upon completion of twenty (20) years of service with
the Company. He shall be paid for such vacation on the basis of ten
(10) percent of gross wages earned during his twentieth (20th) year
of service.
(e) In all cases under (a), (b)j (c) and (d) above, if the
Unlicensed crew member has worked less than a normal year and he
is not entitled to the full annual vacation days allowed, they
shall be in accordance with his vacation pay earned. u
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1.11  ANNUAL VACATIONS Cont'd.
(f) Annual vacations may be taken in conjunction with time off but
shall be taken during the ten (10) months following the year in
which service was rendered.
(g) Vacation pay shall be accumulated throughout the year and shall
be paid to the Unlicensed crew member on the pay" day prior to his
vacation.
(h)   An Unlicensed crew member shall be entitled to select the period
desirable to him for his vacation period on the basis of seniority
with the Company, subject to the Company having the right to approve
the vacation schedule as a whole.
(i)   For the purpose of this Article, the term "gross wages" shall
include all monies credited as a result of wages, overtime, excessive
hours, subsistence allowances and the previous vacation pay.
(j)   Unlicensed crew members terminating their employment shall be
paid all vacation pay due them up to the date of leaving, calculated
in accordance with Sections (a), (b), (c), (d) and (i).
1.12  STATUTORY HOLIDAYS
(a)  All Unlicensed Personnel on twelve hour shifts or twelve hour
watchkeeping tugs will be given the following paid statutory holidays
and any Federal or Province of B.C. proclaimed Statutory Holiday.
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Empire Day
Labour Day
Easter Monday
B.C. Day
Dominion Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
(b) If not possible and they are called upon to work on any of these
days they shall be granted an alternate day off in lieu thereof.
This day off shall be in addition to the normal pay and leave for the
day worked.
(c) For each statutory holiday not worked or for each alternate day
off in place of a statutory holiday worked, an employee shall be paid
his regular pay for a normal day worked (12 hours) plus the leave he
would earn for that day.
(d) For each statutory holiday or alternate day off in lieu of
statutory holiday, an employee shall be credited with eight (8)
hours work under the Canada Labour (Standards) Code.
(e)   For eight (8) hour shift tugs, all Unlicensed Personnel shall
be given the following paid statutory holidays wand any Federal or
Province of B.C. proclaimed statutory holiday:
New Year's Day
Good Friday
Empire Day
Labour Day
Easter Monday
B.C. Day
Dominion Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
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1.1      STATUT DLIDAYS   Cont'd.
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(f) If not possible and they are called, upon to work on any of
these days they shall be paid at  time and one-half for the•time-
worked and shall be given an alternate day off with pay.  If the
employee and the Company agree, the employee may, at his request,
take eight (8) hours' pay in lieu of the day off.
(g) Employees employed on vessels operating in the Home Trade
Class 3 and Home Trade Class 4, including the Queen Charlotte
Islands, will be granted the three (3) day period, consisting of
December 24th, 25th and 26th, as leave in the home port.  Where due
to cases of distress, extreme emergency or continuous on station
operations, all or any part of this three (3) day period is not
granted, then the three (3) day period of December 31st and January
1st and 2nd will be granted.
(h)   An employee who does not receive either three (3) day period
referred to in Section (g) above shall receive a three (3) consecutive
day period of leave immediately on return to his home port.  All
such three (3) day periods will be paid for at the statut6ry holiday
rate.
(i)   Where a Statutory Holiday falls on a Friday, employees
shall be paid on the prior Thursday.
1.13  WELFARE PLANS
(a) The Company shall pay for each Unlicensed crew member in it
employ who is eligible for and participates in the Standard Welfare
Plan the full cost of the Group Insurance, Weekly Indemnity and
Extended Health Benefits (when the surplus funds have been depleted)
portion of the Plan.
The Weekly Indemnity rates are: $190.00 per week - January 1,1978
$210.00 per week - October 1,1978
(b) The Company will pay half the MSA (Medicare) portion of the
Standard Welfare Plan.
(c) A Company which has an existing Welfare and Medical Plan
equal or more acceptable to the Union, may substitute it for the
Standard Welfare Plan.
(d) The Long Term Disability Plan shall provide a monthly
benefit of $560.00 per month effective January 1, 1978, and
$610.00 per month effective October 1, 1978, for total disability
from the fifty-second week of disability through to normal retirement.
The employee shall pay the full premium cost as of January 1, 1978.
(e) The Dental Plan on a 75/25 cost sharing basis, effective
January 1, 1978, and an 85/15 cost sharing basis effective Oct.1/78,
with the employer paying the greater share in both instances, shall
incorporate the following features:
1. Basic services similar to those described in MSA Plan A.
(80% co-insurance).
2. Restorative services similar to those described in MSA
Plan B.  (50% co-insurance).
(f) A Board of Trustees will continue to administer the Welfare
Plan.  The Trustees shall be six (6) in number, comprised of three
(3) Company Trustees, one (1) Guild Trustee, one (1) C.B.R.T. Trustee
and one (1) S.I.U. Trustee.
NOTE: Any rebate of U.I.C. Premiums shall be applied to offset the
cost of Welfare Plan improvements.
(g) Pension Plan - A money purchase pension plan shall be provided
as follows: ,
1. The employer shall contribute for each employee 5%
of his basic monthly wage less C.P.P. upon completion of
twelve months continuous service.  The employee may contribute
on a voluntary basis.
Additionally, upon an employee completing the eligibility
waiting period of twelve months continuous service with a - 8 -
company, the company will make a six (6)
month retroactive pension payment covering
the last six (6) months of the employee's
first year of service.  This payment will not be
credited for any time prior to February 1, 1978.
2. Portable within C.M.C.
3. Employers contributions to be vested in
employee on same basis as Guild plan
(50% after five years, rising to 100%
after 10 years).
4. Employee to have option of remaining In
existing Company plan, if any, (Company
not obliged to pay into more than one
plan).
5. Employee leaving service entitled to
return of his contributions, plus
interest.
6. Joint trusteeship.
1.14 EMERGENCY DUTIES
Any work necessary for the safety of the vessel, passengers, crew or cargo, or for the saving of other vessels, lives, cargoes, or tows, shall be performed at any time on immediate call by
all crew members notwithstanding any provision or agreement which
might be construed to the contrary.
Payment of overtime shall not apply in the event of
an emergency at sea involving the safety of the vessel and crew.
1.15 DRILLS
Whenever practicable, lifeboat and other emergency
drills shall be held on weekdays between the hours of 10.00 a.m.
and 2.00p.m.
Preparations for drills such as stretching out fire
hoses and hoisting or swinging out boats shall not be made prior to
the signal for such drills.  After drill is over all hands shall
secure boats and gear and replace fire hoses in safe custody.  In
no event shall overtime be paid for work performed in connection
with such drills.
1.16 RETURN TO PORT OF ENGAGEMENT
In the event a ship of the Company is laid up, or sold,
interned or lost, anywhere away from home port, the crew shall be
given transportation back to port of engagement with subsistence,
berth and wages.  An employee who quits without just cause at a place
other than his port of engagement or the home port of the vessel
shall pay his own return travel expenses.
1.17  CARRYING WORKAWAYS IN LIEU OF CREW ' "
of crew,
No workaways or passengers shall be carried in lieu
1.18  SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING
(a)   Supplies and Equipment
1.  A suitable number of clean blankets shall be
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1.18  SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING Cont'd.)
(a) 2. White sheets and pillow cases shall be changed weekly.
3. Bath towels and face towels shall be changed at least
once weekly or more often if necessary.
4. An adequate quantity of crockery shall be supplied.
5. Fans shall be supplied in all ship's galleys, and in
Unlicensed crew's quarters, where necessary.
6. Scatter rugs shall be provided in crew's quarters.
7. Aerial jacks (radio) shall be installed in crew's
quarters of new vessels, and, similarly, in existing
vessels which undergo major refit.
8. A television set will be installed on every continuous
operating outside vessel.
9. Crew's quarters to be painted every twelve (12) months,
approximately, when the vessel is not underway.
10. A radio to be installed in the mess room of each continuously operated vessel.
Any member of the crew willfully damaging, or destroying
bedding or equipment as set forth above, shall be held accountable
for same.  When bedding is not issued, the employees concerned
shall be paid six dollars ($6.00) each week for washing their own.
Crew members shall turn in soiled bedding before receiving a new
issue.
(b) Clothing
1. If a Company requires any Unlicensed crew member to
wear a uniform, the Company will supply, maintain and
clean it.
2. The Company will provide any protective clothing or
equipment required by Workmen's Compensation regulations
for the handling of cargo requiring same.
3. Any Unlicensed crew member who suffers clothing damage
as a result of handling dangerous cargo or corrosive
material, shall have the clothing replaced or be paid
the present day replacement value, provided such
clothing was suitable for the job being performed,
and was damaged to a degree to make it unsuitable
for future wear.
4. The Company shall supply sufficient white aprons and
caps for cook/deckhands and sufficient white shirts;
(T-shirts where mutually satisfactory) and pants to
enable full time cooks on vessels to make changes as
necessary.  Such whites shall be laundered by the
Company or at its expense.  Whites shall be replaced
upon proof of wear and tear.
5. Where the above whites are not supplied and laundered
for cook/deckhands or full-time cooks, they shall
supply and launder their own and shall be compensated
for same at the rate of $23.00 per month effective
October 1st, 1977.
6. Upon request by personnel, the Company shall supply
the following:
i)  Proper work gloves, free of charge,suitable
to the work to be performed.
ii)  Safety shoes caulk boots, rain jacket and
paints - at employer's cost, to be recovered .
from the employee.
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1.18  SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING Cont'd.
(b) 6. (iii) After sixty (60) days service with the Company,
employees upon request will be provided free
of charge with one (1) pair of good quality
coveralls as may be required for their protection
while performing their, dutiesi  Coveralls will be
renewed on an exchange basis.
(iv) Strap-on caulks shall be made available to
unlicensed personnel on continuously operating
vessels engaged in log towing on an intermittent
basis.  One pair of rubberized caulk boots will
be supplied once a year to unlicensed personnel
who have a minimum of three (2) month's Company
service, on shift vessels yarding and towing logs
only.
1.19  SAFETY AND EQUIPMENT
(a) The Company shall furnish and maintain safe working gear
and equipment for the protection of its employees and shall
continue to make reasonable provision and rules for their safety.
(b) Life jackets, hard hats, head lamps, ear protectors and
dust protectors shall be provided by the Company for crew members
who are required to work aboard vessels, scows, barges or log
tows.  Crew members will be required to sign for the above safety
equipment.
(c) When a crew member falls sick, or is injured, it will be
the duty of the Master to see that he gets first aid or medical
treatment as quickly as possible.  The Company will provide for
the employee's return to home port.
(d) All accidents and injuries shall be logged medically at the
time they occur.
(e) A tug shall be supplied with life jackets sufficient for
all crew members.  A medical kit fully maintained shall be aboard.
A stretcher shall also be aboard where space is available.
The Company shall supply an employee upon request one
standard floater coat of type presently used by Seaspan International
Ltd. every two years after one (1) year's service with the company
and the cost shall be borne equally by the Company and the employee.
(f) During the hours of darkness, outside painting must not be
performed.
(g) Where existing space allows, seating will be provided for
the helmsman.
(h)   The Company agrees that crew members shall not be required
to perform any work on staging, ladders or Bosun's chair while
the vessel is underway.
(i)   Individual Companies undertake to examine the possibility
of making anchor chains on vessels self-stowing.  New continuous
operating vessels will be provided with self-stowing anchor chains.
1.20  JOINT SAFETY COMMITTEE
A joint Union-Management Safety Committee shall be established
within sixty (60) days of signing the Collective Agreement.  It
shall be comprised of equal representation from the Company and
the Unions concerned.  Its terms of reference shall be as follows:
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1.    To review all safety issues tabled during Agreement
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1.20  JOINT SAFETY COMMITTEE Cont'd.
2. To meet monthly or at regular intervals to consider such safety
matters of an industry-wide character as may be placed on the
agenda by individual committee members.
3. To deal with such other matters as the parties may assign from
time to time.
4. No employee will be required to work in unsafe .places or conditions.
1.21  TOWBOAT ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS
A.    GENERAL
1. A committee will be established to be known as the Towboat
Accommodation Standards Committee.  It shall be made up of equal
representation from Management and the Unions concerned.  Its
function shall be as follows:
a) To receive and study plans and layouts of vessel
modifications and new vessel construction.
b) To approve or advise on that portion of the plans
which fall within the jurisdiction of this Article.
c) To act in matters concerning government regulations
which have a direct effect on safety, efficiency
and comfort in the west coast towing industry, using
outside assistance as may be required, e.g. Naval
Architect, Ministry of Transport.
2. For the purposes of this Article, the application of the term
"wherever practicable" shall be determined by the committee.  Consideration shall be given to the size of vessel and type of operation.
3. In instances where the committee is unable to reach a solution,
within its terms of reference, an arbitration procedure is to be
developed and adopted.  The decision of the arbitrator is to be
final and binding on the parties to this Agreement.
4. The committee shall act only on written request in dealing with
problems on specific vessels.  Such a request may be made by any one
of the parties. ?
B.    DEFINITIONS
1. New Tug Means
i)   A tug the keel of which is laid on or after the effective
date of this .Agreement:.
ii)   A tug purchased from outside the country on or
after the date of signing the Agreement.
iii)  A tug on which major modifications are commenced
on or after the date of signing the Agreement.
2. Existing Tug Means
i)   A tug other than a new tug. - 12 a
1.21  TOWBOAT ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS Cont'd.
3. Continuous Operating Tug Means
i)   A tug on which the crew sleeps and eats on board
and where meals are prepared on board.
4.    Shift Tug Means
i)   A tug operating in a restricted area where the
crew does not sleep aboard.
C.    NEW TUGS OTHER THAN SHIFT TUGS
1. Design Standards for Sleeping Rooms
(a)Vessels up to 50' in length between perpendiculars
i)   All accommodation space to be situated above the
deepest waterline.
ii)   Maximum number of persons in one sleeping room
shall be two.
iii)  Officers shall be accommodated in single berth
rooms.
(b)Vessels over 50' and up to 90' in length between perpendiculars
i)   All accommodation space to be above the deepest
waterline.
ii)   All sleeping rooms to be on or above the main deck.
iii)  Officers shall be accommodated in single berth
rooms.
iv)  Maximum number of persons in one sleeping room
shall be two.
v)    All sleeping rooms to be single berth rooms where
practicable.
(c)Vessels over 90* in length between perpendiculars
i)   All sleeping rooms to be situated on or above the
main deck.
ii)   All sleeping rooms to be single berth rooms.
iii)  All accommodation space to be situated on or above
the main deck, where practicable.
(d)Square foot area of sleeping rooms
i)   All single berth sleeping rooms shall have a minimum
total floor area of 50 square feet.
ii)   All two berth sleeping rooms shall have a minimum
total floor area of 55 square feet.
Where practicable, and space is available, priority
shall be given to increasing the total floor area in
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1.21  TOWBOAT ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS Cont'd.
C.    (d)iii)  Any accommodation space that is inadequate by
reasonable standards shall not be included in
the calculation of floor area.
iv)   Every sleeping room shall be constructed to
provide clear headroom of 6'6" at every point in
the room which is available for free movement.
v)    Where practicable, every sleeping room shall
have at least one window or side light with
a clear opening of not less than 18".
vi)   Every bed shall be fitted with a spring filled
mattress.
vii)  Every bed shall be large enough to accommodate
a mattress of 6'6" in length and 2»3" in width.
Where practicable, mattress width will.be increased
to 2'6".
viii) Every sleeping room shall be fitted with a drawer
of at least four (4) cubic feet capacity.
(e)i)    Every tug shall wherever practicable have a washing
machine and proper facilities for drying clothes.
ii)   Every tug, of Class IV and over, shall have a
washing machine and proper facilities for drying
clothes.
For the purposes of this Section, vessel classes
refer to classes established in the Agreement and
apply only to continuous operating vessels.
2. WASHROOMS AND W.C.'s
(a)i)    Every vessel shall have a properly installed and
functioning W.C.
ii)   For a crew complement up to and including six (6)
men, there shall be at least one W.C.
iii)  For a crew complement of 7 to 13 there shall be at
least two W.C.'s.  For each six (6) additional
crew members there shall be an additional W.C.
(b)i)    Every vessel  shall have a properly installed and
functioning shower supplied with hot and cold
fresh water through taps.
ii) For a crew complement up to and including 7 men,
there shall be one shower.
iii) For a crew complement of 8 to 15 men there shall
be two showers. For each 7 additional men there
shall be an additional shower.        	
(c)     On new vessels each sleeping accommodation will be
provided with a wash basin.
3. DINING AREAS
(a)  i) A dining area shall be provided with sufficient
seating area to accommodate all of the crew at
one time.
ii) Wherever practicable, the dining area shall be
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1.21  TOWBOAT ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS Cont'd.
3.    (a)iii)  Wherever practicable, a portion of the dining area
shall be set aside as recreation area in a manner
that will not interfere with setting up for meals.
iv)   Galleys, dining areas, heads, showers, sleeping
rooms and recreation spaces shall be separated from
the wheelhouse and steering area by a permanent
bulkhead.
4. Insulation
(a)Noise
i)   All accommodation space shall be insulated against
engine and other noise based on the result of
"Noise Reduction Program" described in Appendix B
to the Agreement.
(b)Heat and Cold
i) All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against heat and cold and have provision
for heating when weather conditions require it.
D.    NEW SHIFT TUGS
(a)i)   Every tug shall be provided a wash basin, which
shall be separate from the sink used to wash cups
and dishes.  All wash basins shall be supplied with
piped hot and cold fresh water, where practicable.
ii)   Every tug shall be provided with a properly functioning shower, where practicable.  All showers shall be
supplied with piped hot and cold water.
iii)  Every tug shall have a properly installed and
properly functioning head.
iv)   Every tug shall be provided with a galley stove, or
permanently installed hot plate fitted with rails
and fiddles.
v)   Every tug shall be provided with a supply of potable
water from tanks of adequate capacity.
vi)   All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against heat and cold, and have provision
for heating when weather conditions require it.
vii)  All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against engine noise and other noise based
on the result of the "Noise Reduction Program".
viii) All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
ventilated.
ix)   Sufficient clean tea towels, hand and shower towels
shall be supplied and kept clean.
E.    EXISTING SHIFT TUGS
(a)i)   Where hot and cold water supply exists and space
is available, wash basins, separate to sinks, shall
2      be provided.
ii)   Existing shower facilities shall be maintained in
good working order. 0
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1.21  TOWBOAT ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS Cont'd.
E. (a)iii)  Every tug shall have a properly installed and
properly functioning head.
iv)   Every tug shall be provided with a galley stove,
or permanently installed hot plate fitted with
rails and fiddles.
v)   Every tug shall be provided with a supply of
potable water from tanks of adequate capacity.
vi)  All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against heat and cold, and have provision
for heating when weather conditions require it.
vii)  All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against engine noise and other noise
based on the result of the "Noise Reduction Program".
viii) All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
ventilated.
ix)   Sufficient clean tea towels, hand and shower towels
shall be supplied and kept clean.
F. EXISTING VESSELS OTHER THAN SHIFT TUGS
The Company agrees to upgrade accommodation in existing
continuous operated vessels in accordance with the terms laid out in
this Section.  If in the opinion of the committee the accommodation
in an existing continuous operating vessel cannot be upgraded to
acceptable standards, it shall be treated in accordance with the
terms of the Group in which it is classified by the committee.
The committee will take into consideration the following
factors, and MOT Accommodation Regulations in order to classify the
vessels within the industry.
Classification Factors
(a)i) Every crew member shall be provided with a properly
built bed that is not less than 78 inches in length
and 27 inches in width, inside measurements. ,
ii)   The bed shall be fitted with a spring-filled mattress.
(b)i)   A dining area shall be provided, with sufficient
dimensions to accommodate all of the crew at one
time.
ii)  No dining area shall be combined with a sleeping
room.
iii)  Every dining area shall be furnished with sufficient
tables and chairs to allow all of the crew to be
seated at one time, and to allow a space of at least
27 inches, measured along the edge of the table for
each person.
iv)   Every table shall be at least:
1. 27 inches wide if seats are provided on
both sides of the table,  or
2. 20 inches wide if seats are provided on
only one side of the table. o
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(c)
(d)
(e)i)
ii)
(f)
Cg)
(h)
(i)
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(k)
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Vessel Groups
GROUP I
GROUP II
GROUP III
GROUP IV
Every tug shall have a properly functioning shower
and a wash basin that is separate from the galley
sink.
Every tug shall have a properly installed and
properly functioning head.
Every tug shall be provided with a galley,
situated next to the dining area.
Every galley shall be provided with exhaust
fans and hoods which will draw off fumes from
the galley ranges and discharge the fumes into
the open air.
Every tug shall be provided with piped potable
water which is provided in the crew accommodation
from tanks of adequate capacity for the purpose.
In every tug piped fresh hot and cold water shall
be available for wash basins, baths and showers.
All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against heat and cold and have provisions
for heating when weather conditions require it.
All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
insulated against engine noise and other noise.
All accommodation shall be properly and adequately
ventilated.
On any tug that the crew works longer than seven (7)
days at one time, a washing imachine and proper
facilities for drying clothes shall be provided.
All unlicensed crew accommodation shall have
properly functioning wash basins wherever practicable.
Vessels that completely comply with the terms of
this Section.
Vessels whose existing accommodation is only
slightly inferior to the terms of this Section,
and the committee agrees that minor changes shall
be made, where practicable, during the term of
the Agreement.
Vessels whose existing accommodation is inferior
to the terms of this Section, and in the opinion
of the committee can be upgraded sufficiently to
continue to operate as a continuous operating vessel
for a period of two years from the date of signing
this Agreement.  In instances where it is evident
to the committee that the upgrading of such a vessel
to Group II can, and will be undertaken, or where
definite plans to replace such a vessel are evident
extension of the operating period beyond two years
will be allowed.
A vessel whose existing accommodation is so inferior to the terms of this Section that it cannot be
upgraded to Group III within one (1) year shall
not be employed as a continuous operating vessel
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1.22  SPRAY GUNS
When Unlicensed crew members are required 'to do spray
painting, they shall be paid a premium rate of time and one-half
for each hour so worked, and shall be knocked off one-half (*s) hour
early to clean up.  Coveralls and respirators shall be supplied.
1.2 3  MANNING
(a) Except as otherwise stated in this Agreement, it is agreed
between the parties that the Unlicensed manning scale of all existing
ships, vessels, and equipment covered by this Agreement shall be the
manning scale in effect as of March 9th, 1973.  Under no circumstances shall there be any reduction of these manning scales during
the life of this Agreement unless vessels are taken out of operation,
changed from watchkeeping to shift vessels, or vice versa, or reconverted.  Vessels taken out of operations and returned to operations
without change shall carry the same number of crew as when the
vessel paid off.  Where vessels are changed to watchkeeping or shift
operations, or vice versa, they shall carry the same number of crew
as vessels of equal characteristics.  If there are no such watchkeeping or shift vessels, whichever is the case, in service at the
time of the change, the parties shall endeavour to reach agreement
on crew size in accordance with the provisions of Section (b) of
this Article.  For the purposes of this Agreement, converted or
reconverted vessels shall be classed as new vessels.
For the purposes of this Agreement, the term "manning
scale" shall mean the number of Unlicensed Personnel on the vessel
customarily carried in the area in which the vessel is operating.
(b) In the manning of new ships, vessels and equipment the parties
agree that the governing factors shall be to provide crew complements
of a size and quality sufficient to meet the requirements of the
operations efficiently, safely and within the terms of this Agreement.
(c) The following rules shall be applied to determine the crew of a
tug from the point of view of maintaining a safe and efficient operation at all times:
(i)      The crew of any commercially operated tug shall be
a minimum of two (2) men.
(ii)    The manning of a tug shall allow for two (2) men
being available to the wheelhouse at all times
the vessel is underway.  This means one Deck Officer
in charge and one further person who shall be under
the direct control of and readily available to assist
the Officer in charge.  Except in emergencies the
cook shall not be considered to be available to the
wheelhouse.  However, the duties of all crew members
regardless of position shall come under the direct
control of the Master.
(iii)   Whenever a crew member is required to work aboard a
tow out of sight from the tug control station, he -
shall be supplied with a suitable communication
device which will not restrict his movements and at
the same time allow for immediate communication at
all times.
(iv)    Due to sea-going conditions and the exigencies of
,the service,/ overtime work is necessary from time
to time.  Such overtime work will"be kept to a
minimum and in no case barring emergencies will an
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1.2 3     MANNING  Cont'd.
(c) employee work more than sixteen (16) hours over
time in any consecutive seven (7) day period.  Any
Unlicensed crew member who has worked the maximum
overtime for the period will not be required to
work any further overtime during that period and if
necessary, will be relieved.  Overtime for purposes ■
of this Section (iv) shall be all time actually
worked over and above twelve (12) hours per day.
(v)     In every calendar day each crew member of a tug
shall get at least eight (8) hours of rest, six
(6) of which must be consecutive and unbroken.
Not more than eighteen (18) hours nor less than
six (6) shall elapse between such six (6) hour
rest periods. .
(vi)    The hours of rest specified in Section (v) shall be
maintained with respect to each crew member who -
1. transfers from one tug to another;
2. changes from one watch to another;
3. changes from day work to watchkeeping duties;
4. changes from employment ashore to watchkeeping
duties aboard a tug.
(vii)    Each crew member must take the hours of rest to
which he is entitled under this Article.
(viii)   Hours of Rest During On Watch Period - A crew member
may be instructed to take hours of rest during the
period of his watch, at the Master's discretion,
given the following conditions:
1. the vessel must be safely secured for a minimum
of six (6) consecutive hours, and
2. a minimum of eight (8) hours rest per calendar
day (six (6) consecutive) shall be maintained,
and
3. the watch system (6 to 12 or 12 to 6) shall be
maintained, and
4. not less than six (6) nor more than eighteen (18)
hours shall elapse between rest periods, and
5. he shall not work two (2) off watch periods in
a row except immediately following an on watch
rest period, and
6. he shall not rest two (2) on watch periods in
a row, and
7. the rest period must be uninterrupted, and
8. whenever possible he shall receive six (6)
hours notice of taking an on watch rest, and
9. he must be given a full meal at the end of the
rest period (if missed).
The foregoing shall apply only to continuous operating
vessels with a crew of four (4) or more. *§'-'
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c APPENDIX "A'
Members of Council of Marine Carriers covered by this
Agreement as of the date of signing are as follows:
Armour Salvage (1949) Ltd.
Bute Towing Ltd.
Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd.
Great West Towing S Salvage Ltd.
Hodder Tugboat Co. Ltd.
Island Sea Marine
Lyttle Bros. Limited
Ocean Construction Ltd.
Pacific Towing Services Ltd.
Point Grey Towing Co. Ltd.
Seaspan International Ltd.
Shields Navigation
Swiftsure Towing Co. Ltd.
Weldwood Transportation Limited
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APPENDIX "B*
The Company agrees to the development of an immediate
program with regard to noise abatement, and to supply the Union
a progress report every two (2) months.  The Company further agrees
to have the Union participate in meetings with regard to such
program or projects with the objective of reducing the noise levels
to a maximum of seventy (70) decibals.
The Company further agrees to have noise level readings
undertaken by an independent firm or Worker's Compensation Board,
excluding those which have already been so tested.
The Company also agrees to overhauling their  equipment
with first priorities to those vessels with the highest noise levels,
on a rotating basis, with the objective of completion of said program by the termination date of this Agreement.
The Union shall be given the reports of an independent
firm's survey regarding those vessels where work on reduction of
noise has been completed.
Government regulations regarding noise abatement shall be
implemented.
Joint Union-Management Committees to meet no less than every
two (2) months to discuss any new developments or changes as may
occur. APPENDIX "C"
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Shift Starting Times - Fraser and Pitt River Operations
It is agreed that C.M.C. Companies primarily engaged
in log towing in river operations on a regular basis should benefit
from the application of a progressive tide work day, that is: the
starting times for particular single shift tugs in a specified
geographic area may be varied to suit changing tidal conditions, to
take advantage of flood tides in the lower reaches of a river and
ebb tides in the upper reaches.  It is also agreed that such
variations shall be permitted between 2400 hours and 0600 hours
notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3.01 (c) of the Collective
Agreement.
To secure the above arrangement, Letters of Understanding between individual member Companies and the Union shall
be executed.
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APPENDIX "D'
Fastwater Operations
The undernoted terms and'conditions pertaining
to fastwater vessels shall apply to those Unlicensed Union
members employed by C.M.C. member companies operating in
fastwater areas:
(a)  Fastwater vessels shall mean those operating in the
following:
(i)   ' The Fraser River Including all navigable
waters connected therewith above Mission -
Bridge.
(ii)     The Nass River and waters connected therewith
from and above Echo Harbour and/or Double
Island.
(iii)     The Skeena River and waters connected therewith from and above the Scotia River.
(iv)     Any other areas where the Union and C.M.C.
agree that this Article will apply.
(b) The purpose of defining the areas is to restrict the
exclusions contained within any section of this understanding to men working on vessels operating within
areas defined In (a) above.
(c) Section (m) of Article 2.04 of the Collective Agreement
shall not apply to men employed on Fastwater Vessels.
(d) Article 1.02 of the Collective Agreement shall not apply
to men employed on Fastwater Vessels.
(e) For each day an employee is requested to-standby for
call to work he shall be paid for standby duty in
accordance with Article 3.01 (m).
(f) Article 3.03 of the Agreement shali apply to Fast-/
water Vessels.
(g) The M.V. Redonda when on trips to the headof
Harrison Lake may lay overnight before making the
return voyage.
(h) Employees shall receive two (2) consecutive days
off every second week.
(i) Due to the special nature of the Fastwater operation,
an employee may agree to remain on the Company's payroll or be may agree to "pay off" as of December 31st
of each year by which time be shall inform the Union
and the Company by letter.
(j) Employees Remaining - When an employee remains on the
payroll during the seasonal slowdown, the Company will
continue his wages and benefits as per Article 2.04 (1).
The Company further agrees that such employee shall be
given all intermittent work and upon re-opening of the
season shall be given the first opportunity to resume
work.
(k) Employees Paying Off - If an employee agrees to pay off
as of December 31st of each y^ar, he shall receive from
the Company all monies due him, less his share of normal
payroll deductions to cover the period for which he has
been paid and shall be given his UIC book.  The employee's
seniority shall remain dormant during said pay off period
and until returning to the same employer or terminating
his employment. ^Appendix "D" Continued
1. Under no circumstances shall an employee who has agreed to
"pay off" under this Article be permitted to work in the
marine industry until the expiration of all his leave time,
except where no Fast-water Personnel are available for the
operation of Fastwater Vessels.
APPENDIX "E"
Use of Continuous Operating Vessels -
Fraser River Yarding	
Regarding the use of continuous operating tugs
of River Towing Co. Ltd. and Point Grey Towing Co. Ltd.
in the Fraser River, the following arrangement is agreed:
When a four (4) man tug has been used in the river
for continuous yarding for periods of three (3)
hours or more, then a three (3) hour rest period
shall be taken with the tug secured, except
where the vessel is dispatched on a voyage where
rest can be taken.  When such a period of yarding
is anticipated, the Company may elect to arrange
that the rest period be taken prior to the yarding
commencing.
In general, when two (2) tugs are to be used on
a river tow, one (1) shall be a shift tug.
APPENDIX "F"
Re: Crew" Complements
1. New Vessels
Henceforth, all new towboats with four or five-
man crews shall carry a minimum of two Unlicensed
Personnel, in one or other of the following groupings:  a cook and a deck-hand, or two cook-deckhands.
On all new six-man vessels, a minimum of three
Unlicensed Personnel shall be carried.
2. Existing Vesse1s
Existing four and five-man vessels shall carry a
minimum of two Unlicensed Personnel, consistent
with the arrangement set out in 1. above.
It Is agreed that you will be notified and that
discussionwill take place should any C.M.C. member
desire to Increase the size of the crew of an existing five-man vessel.  It is understood that no
objection will be taken to the addition of a Second
Mate in justifiable Instances. / « *
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APPENDIX "G1
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Re: Bareboat Charters - Cljajg^JTnyj^yJLng Third Parties^
Section (b) of ARTICLE 1.01- (RECOGNITION) provides in part that should.a charteree fail or neglect
to abide by the terms of our Collective Agreement, the
Company will be liable to the Unlicensed members con- -
cerned for unpaid wages   and other monetary benefits.
It is agreed that a six (6) month limitation shall
apply to any claims that might arise out of such third
party arrangements.  In other words, in the event that
a C.M.C. company chartered a vessel to a third party
who failed to meet his obligations under the Agreement
terms, an   Unlicensed member with a valid claim would be
obliged to register his claim with us not later than six
(6) months from the date the claim first arose.  It is
understood that a claim"instituted beyond this point in
time will not be recognized.
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PART III   SHIFT TUGS
3.01  SHIFT TUGS I
The term "shift tugs" shall mean vessels where
Unlicensed crew members work on shifts of eight (8) consecutive
hours per day, or twelve (12) consecutive hours per day, or as
agreed to by the Companies and the Unlicensed crew members
concerned.
(a) The shift starting times shall be constant on all tugs and
any change in shift starting times shall require seven (7) calendar
days notice, provided that where tidal problems are experienced
in a river operation shift starting times may be altered by agreement between the parties in accord with the Memorandum of Understanding set out in Appendix "C" to the Agreement.  Employees working
variable starting times under the progressive tide work day concept,
shall receive an additional one (1) hours straight time pay for each
shift so worked.
(b) Seven (7) calendar days notice shall be given of the intent to
change from an eight (8) hour shift to a twelve (12) hour shift, or
vice versa.
(c) There shall be no crew change between 2400 hours and 0600 hours
except for emergencies such as injuries or illness.
(d) In the event that it is necessary to cancel a regular shift
at least eight (8) hours notice of cancellation shall be given for
the day shift and six (6) hours notice of cancellation for the afternoon or night shifts, unless unforeseen circumstances clearly beyond
the control of the Company prevent such notice.
(e) An employee who is called back to work after completing his
shift and leaving the vessel, or who is called out on his regular
days off or when he would not normally expect to work shall receive
a minimum of four (4) hours pay at the regular overtime rate.
However, if the call out is within two (2) hours of his regular
shift starting time, and he continues working into his regular shift,
his pay for the call out shall be two (2) hours at the regular overtime rate.
(f) An employee required to work two (2) hours or more beyond his
regular shift shall be a meal allowance of seven dollars ($7.00) in
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3.01   SHIFT TUGS (Cont'd.)
(g)    When an employee on a shift tug is required to work overtime,
a minimum rest period of not less than nine (9) consecutive hours
free of the vessel shall be allowed before he returns to work.  If
by taking his rest period he commences work later than the normal
starting time of the shift following he shall nevertheless receive
a normal day's pay for that shift, however if he is required to
commence work before completing nine (9) hours rest, overtime
shall be deemed to be continuous throughout the following shift:
(h)'   A subsistence allowance shall be paid employees at the rate
of ninety seven dollars ($97.00) per month effective October 1st,
1977, and one hundred and four dollars ($104.00) per month effective
October 1st, 1978.  In addition, tea, coffee, sugar, canned milk,
hot chocolate and Coffee Mate shall be supplied by the Company.
(i)    On shift tugs where an Engineer is not carried the Company
shall clearly delineate who should perform general servicing of engines
- Licensed or Unlicensed crew members.  If an Unlicensed crew member
performs this work, he shall receive thirty dollars ($30.00) per month.
If he performs part of this work, the thirty dollars ($30.00) shall
be shared with the Master.  Servicing engines by an Unlicensed crew
member shall be voluntary and shall not be a condition of employment
with the Company.  At no time is the checking of oil guages or the
checking of fuel and/or water levels to be regarded as servicing
engines.
(j)    Where an Unlicensed crew member performs the specific services
on main and auxiliary engines described below, he shall receive a
premium of nine dollars and seventy-two cents ($9.72) per hour
worked over and above his normal rate of wages.  Where he assists
the Master in the performance of these duties, he shall receive
as a premium an amount equal to his normal hourly rate over and
above his normal wages.
i)     Change lube oil and lube oil filters.
ii)     Change fuel filters.
iii)     Change oil and filters in reduction gear.
(k) A lunch break of thirty (30) minutes shall be allowed each
crew member on shift tugs and shall be taken as near to the middle
of the shift as possible with a one-half {_) hour variation either
way. It is agreed that such a break can be taken while the vessel
is underway. Crew members shall be given coffee breaks consistent
with Article 2.08 (b).
(1)    An Unlicensed crew member when employed on a shift tug shall
report to a designated place known as the "home dock" at shift
starting time.  If he does not return to the home dock by the end
of his shift, the Company agrees to provide transportation back to
the home dock.  The overtime rate shall be paid during all travel
time which occurs after the time the employee's shift would normally
have ended.  Any change in the home dock location shall require seven
(7) days notice except where structural damage to the dock prevents
its safe use.
(m)    If an employee is required to be available for a call to work
on his regular day off he must be informed of this in writing, or
if that is not possible, by telephone.  In such case, he shall be
paid four (4) hours at time and one half for each regular shift he
is on standby duty and does not work. - 31 -
3.01 SHIRT TUGS Cont'd.
(n)    The Company will post employee work forecasts at least
every ninety (90) days.
3.02 EIGHT HOUR SHIFT TUGS
(a) The regular working day shall be eight (8) hours per
day, forty (40) hours per week; all work in excess of eight (8) hours
per day and/or forty (40) hours per week shall be considered and paid
for as overtime at the overtime rate.  The intent of this Section
is that five (5) consecutive days work providing for two (2)
consecutive days off shall constitute a week.
(b) For each regular eight (8) hour day worked an employee
shall be credited with .493 days leave.
(c) On eight (8) hour shift tugs employees will be employed
on a monthly basis except when a shortage of work necessitates
a lay-off of personnel.
(d) An eight (8) hour shift tug shall not normally be dispatched
to work in excess of eight (8) hours.
3.03
TWELVE HOUR SHIFT TUGS
(a) On twelve (12) hour shift tugs, Unlicensed crew members
shall be employed on a monthly pay and leave basis.
(b) No twelve (12) hour shift tug shall be dispatched to work
in excess of twelve (12) hours.  However, should adverse conditions
arise shortly before the end of a shift which necessitate working
longer than twelve (12) hours, overtime shall be compensated for
in accordance with the terms of Article 2.01. - 32 -
!*--o:L __RAr.?A_A.ND__rRE9l,}:NCY °f PAY
The rates of pay shall be as set forth in the Pay Appendix
"F" to this Agreement.  Employees shall be paid at regular
intervals, i.e. bi-weekly or on specific pay dates as established
in advance.  In the event that a pay date falls on a week-end,
employees shall be paid on the Friday immediately preceding.
Employees shall receive wages in full (save late overtime-
claims) within forty-eight (48) hours of termination excluding
weekends and statutory holidays.
The rate adjustments shown in the Pay Appendix over the
September 30, 1977, rates are as follows:
Effective Oct. 1/77 increase rates of pay by 60 cents per hr.
Effective Oct. 1/7 8     "      "    "  "  "  67  "     "  "
Effective Apr. 1/79     "      "    "  "  "  $25.00 per month .
4.02  EDUCATION AND TRAINING
(a) An Education and Training Committee shall be established to
foster the education and training of Unlicensed crew members.  It
shall be comprised of four (4) members, two (2) from the Company and
two (2) from the Unions concerned.
(b) Its duties shall be to develop and approve courses which are
mutually beneficial to the industry and its employees.  Its responsibilities shall include the promulgation of rules and procedures,
establishing a body of precedents, adjudicating disputed applications
and maintaining a liaison with appropriate government departments.
(c) The following concepts shall govern the payment °f courses:
i)       On Company required education and training programs,
the employer will bear all costs of tuition, including
wages.
ii)      On voluntary upgrading courses with controlled attendance the employer will bear the costs of tuition,
books and fees, and the employee will contribute his
time, consistent with past practice.  An employee who
fails to successfully complete a course shall reimburse the Company for tuition, books and fees.
iii)     On required upgrading arising out of government
regulations the employer will assist the employee
along the lines outlined in (ii) above.
iv)      Cook-Deckhands - In order to improve the cooking
skills of Cook-Deckhands, the Company shall arrange
from time to time to send employees on cooking courses
sponsored by Canada Manpower and will pay the costs
of tuition and books, and reasonable out of pocket
expenses incurred.  The Company will also pay one
half the regular rate of wages (excluding lay day
entitlement) while the employee is attending the
course, this amount to be reduced by the amount
the grant allowed by Canada Manpower, if any.  (The
rate of pay to be determined as follows: one-half
(%) of the daily rate times 7 ).
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4.03 LETTERS OF INTENT
No addenda or Letters of Intent shall be added to
this Agreement unless voted on by the unit of employees concerned.
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4.04 SUBSISTENCE
When food is supplied it shall be of first class
quality and sufficient quantity.  There will be no substitute for
milk, eggs, butter and bacon. - 33 -
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!4.05  UNION HIRING HALL FUND
The Company shall pay monthly to the C.B.R.T.,Local 400, an amount
equal to twenty (20) cents per unlicensed employee per payroll
day effective January 1, 1978, and an additional five (5) "cents,
in the foregoing manner, effective October 1, 1978.  The maximum
payment in any event by the Company shall be $2,000.00 per month
effective January 1, 1978, and for the balance of the agreement.
For purposes of this arrangement payroll day means days worked,
lay days, statutory holida-y.s- and annual vacations.
4.06 RETROACTIVITY
Retroactive to October 1, 1977
1. Wages and Vacation pay credits.
2. Overtime and premium pay.
3. Subsistence allowances.
4. Guest Meals.
Retroactive to January 1, 1978
1. Weekly Indemnity.
2. Long Term Disability.
3. Dental Plan.
4. Hiring Hall Fund Increase.
Retroactive to February 1, 1978
1. Any others not provided for above.
4.07 DURATION OF AGREEMENT
This Agreement shall be effective from October 1st, 1977
and shall remain in effect until September 30, 197:9  and
thereafter from year to year subject to ninety (90) days notice
in writing of desire to revise, amend or terminate same.  Such
notice may be given any time after June 30th, 1979.
EXECUTED ON BEHALF OF
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1.2 3  MANNING Cont'd.      - 19 -
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(ix)     Every tug shall have sufficient crew aboard so
that life-saving and fire extinguishing equipment may be used simultaneously in the event of
a fire aboard.
(x)      In case of a dispute between the parties when
implementing the above principles and they are
unable to reach a mutually satisfactory decision
1. The number of crew shall be the number
determined by the Department of Transport as complying with the appropriate
regulations.
2. The Department of Transport shall be
requested to provide a report regarding
compliance with statutory provisions.
3. If the dispute at this stage cannot be
mutually resolved, it will be handled
under the terms of the Grievance Procedure set out in Article 1.05.
1.2«*   JURY DUTY
Employees required to attend jury duty shall have their
basic wages and benefits continued.  Wages will be adjusted
to maintain the basic monthly rate and any .lay days previously
earned will be frozen while oh jury duty.
1.25 BULLETIN BOARD
An employee bulletin board shall be provided by the
company on its premises.
1.26 SEVERANCE PAY
Employees with more than one year's service, who are
displaced and for whom no job is available due to automation,
mechanization or permanent reduction in the number of vessels
will be entitled to severance pay in the amount of one (1)
week's pay for each year of service to a maximum of thirteen
(13) weeks.
1.27 CUSTOMARY DUTIES
In addition to duties specified by this Agreement,
employees shall perform competently the ordinary duties pertaining
to their positions on the vessel.
An Unlicensed crew member shall receive first call for
work customary to his position, both on and off watch.  Should
the work be performed by Officers the Unlicensed crew member will
receive a payment equal to the amount of pay he would have earned
if he had worked.
The above section shall not apply where hours of rest
regulations or any emergency may prohibit same.
1.28 TRAVEL INSURANCE
When an employee is dispatched or discharged from a vessel
away from his home/dock or home port, the Company will provide him
with travel insurance of $50,000.00.
1.29 OVERTIME CONVERSION
Any employee covered by this Agreement shall have the option
of converting overtime (excessive hours) into time off in lieu, subjec
to:
i) making an election on January 1st and July 1st of each
year to convert all or any part of said overtime;
ii) the employer having the right to defer the taking of
such time off should the overall efficiency of the
operation be.affected by it. - 20 -
PART II   CONTINUOUS OPERATING VESSELS
2.01  HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME
(a) Employees in the deck and engineroom shall be classed as either
watchkeepers or day-workers.
(b) The hours of work for watchkeepers shall be on the basis of two
(2) watch system of six (6) hours on and six (6) hours off, commencing at the beginning of the calendar day.
(c) The hours of work for all employees in the deck and engineroom
departments other than watchkeepers, shall be from six (6:00) a.m. to
six (6:00) p.m. and any work performed between six (6:00) p.m. and
six (6:00) a.m. shall be paid for at the regular overtime rate.
(d) Hours of work for members of the Stewards' Department shall be
confined to twelve (12) hours in a spread of fifteen (15) hours.
Overtime shall be paid for any time worked over the regular, twelve
(12) hour day or outside the fifteen (15) hour spread, including
defrosting of fridges and preparation and serving of meals affected
by the provisions of Article 1.23 (c) (viii).
(e) Hours of work for cook/deckhands shall be as watchkeepers.
(f) The hours of work for watchkeepers on Offshore or Salvage tugs,
where an eight (8) hour day is in force shall be on the basis of the
three (3) watch system of four (4) hours on and eight (8) hours off.
(g) The hours of work for all employees in the deck and engineroom
departments other than watchkeepers on Offshore or Salvage tugs,
where an eight (8) hour day is in force, shall be from eight (8:00)
a.m. to five (5:00) p.m. and any work performed between five (5:00)
p.m.and eight (8:00) a.m. shall be paid for at the regular overtime
rate.
(h)  Hours of work for members of the Stewards* Department, on Offshore or Salvage tugs, where an eight (8) hour day is in force,
shall be confined to eight (8) hours in a spread of twelve (12)
hours, and overtime shall be paid for any time worked over the
regular eight (8) hour day or outside the twelve (12) hour spread.
(i)  When employees off duty are called for overtime work, they shall
be allowed twenty (20) minutes call out and they shall be paid a
minimum of one (1) hour from time of call out, and thereafter overtime shall be paid for in one-half (%) hour periods.  In the event a
man is called more than once during an off watch period and there is
less than one hour between the time of the second call and the time
of completing the first call, his overtime shall be deemed to be
continuous from the time of the first call.
(j)   When a crew member is working continuously from straight time
into overtime, the minimum overtime payment shall be one (1) hour.
(k)  For the purpose of calculating overtime, a day shall refer in
all cases to the period from midnight to midnight. \ J
- 21 -
2.01  HOURS OF WORK AND OVERTIME Cont'd,
(1)  Time worked in excess of regular hours shall be paid as
follows:
i)   Time and one half for the first one (1) hour
and double time thereafter.
ii)   All employees working regular twelve (12) hour
days shall receive double time for all overtime.
(m)   The hourly overtime provisions in the Agreement shall not
apply and no hourly overtime payments shall be made for services
rendered when a vessel resumes its voyage after a layover for
periods in excess of twenty-four (24) hours should broken watches
have occurred.  (For purposes of this Section, the term "broken
watches" is understood to mean that the crew has been placed on an
eight (8) hour work day for which they are entitled to their normal
pay and leave).
2.02 OVERTIME CLAIMS
(a) Overtime claims shall be prepared by the employee in
duplicate and be presented to the Master within forty-eight
(48) hours for signature indicating both receipt of the claim
and information that the work was ordered and performed.  The
duplicate copy of the claim shall be given to the employee for
the record.  The Master shall turn in the overtime claim with the
Ship's Log at first return to home port (or by mail at least twice
monthly).
(b) If the overtime claim is disputed, a copy of the claim is
to be returned by the Company to the employee concerned before
the next pay period together with reasons for rejecting the
claim.
(c) Individual companies shall establish specific cutoff date(s)
for the purposes of paying overtime and shall process and pay
overtime in the pay period immediately following the date so specified.
2.03 DIVISION OF OVERTIME
1
Unlicensed Personnel in their respective departments shall
be afforded equal opportunity to participate in overtime work that
has to be performed.
2.04 LEAVE AND WAGE COMMENCEMENT
(a)   In all classifications covered by this Agreement, monthly leave
with pay shall be granted as set forth below, exclusive of annual
vacation. - 22 -
2.04  LEAVE AND WAGE COMMENCEMENT Cont'd.
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(b) Where the twelve (12) hour day applies, the time off schedule
will consist of 1.24 days off for each day worked.
(c) Where the eight (8) hour day applies, leave will be calculated
on a pro-rated basis consistent with Section (b) of this Article.
(d) The Company shall give the employee twenty-four (24) hours
notice of leave when the leave is to exceed five (5) days, except
in extenuating circumstances and will provide 12 hours confirmation.
Similarly, an employee requesting leave shall give twenty-four (24) •
hours notice, except in extenuating circumstances.  Twenty-four (24)
hours notice of sailing will be given an employee returning from leave
of more than five (5) days.  If 24 hours notice of sailing is not
given the employee may refuse to sail.
(e) All monthly leave will be granted in the vessel's home port
unless otherwise mutually agreed.
(f) Twenty-four (24) consecutive hours free of the ship shall
constitute a day off.  This time shall conunence any time from 8:00
a.m. until midnight.
(g) One half day's pay and leave earned shall be paid to any
employee paid off his ship prior to 12:00 noon; the employee relieving such man prior to 12:00 noon shall receive one day's pay and
leave earned.  One day's pay and leave earned shall be paid any
employee paid off his ship after 12:00 noon.  The employee relieving
such man will be paid one half day's pay and leave earned.
(h)   Wherever practicable, at the discretion of the Master, a crew
member may be permitted to go ashore for a lij-nited period of time
on his off watch.
(i)   It is agreed that both the employer and the employee shall give
forty-eight (48) hours notice of termination of employment.
(j)   Where an employee is requested (by the employer) to join a
vessel at an appointed time and the employer subsequently reschedules
the employee, he shall, after forty-eight (48) hours from the original
sailing time, be entitled to draw wages.  Such wages shall be
deducted at first opportunity from his calculated leave periods.
When an unlicensed crew member is engaged for a vessel away from the
base port, wages.and time off shall commence at the time a man is
dispatched by the Company from the base port and return to base port.
(k)   Any crew member absent for twenty-four (24) hours or more from
the ship without permission shall be deemed to have terminated his
employment unless he contacts the Company before the end of the
twenty-four (24) hours with a valid reason for the absence.
(1)   At the expiration of accumulated time off, and when an employee
is unable to rejoin his vessel due to its absence from the base port,
any such employee who has one or more years of continuous service
with the Company shall continue to receive his rate of pay until such
time as he resumes duty on the vessel from which he took his leave or
such other vessel as the Company may assign him, but such time shall
be deducted from his next accumulated leave periods.  If the employee
quits, is laid off, or is discharged for cause, the Union will cooperate in arranging that the Company is reimbursed, by the individual from his next employment.
An employee who has worked for a period of two (2) or
more weeks without leave and who commences a leave shall be entitled
to remain on leave for a minimum of five-days, provided that an
employee who has exhausted his leave entitlement (is in the red) and
has taken the minimum leave may be required to contact his employer o    -»-     o
2.04  LEAVE AND WAGE COMMENCEMENT Cont'd.
once each day to determine sailing instructions.
This Section shall not in any way interfere with the
Company's right to lay off personnel for lack of work.
(m)   No Unlicensed crew member covered by this Agreement shall accumulate more than forty-five (45) days leave, except where required
for emergency salvage, without mutual agreement between the Union
and the Company.  A list of all accumulated leave shall be forwarded
by the Company to the Union once everyvJ^Thir^yJ^OX days.  This list
will Indicate if the Unlicensed person 'was at' Sea.  or on leave at the
end of the indicated pay period.
The foregoing shall not apply when a vessel is on a
voyage whereby the vessel does not touch at a Canadian port within
thirty (30) days from commencement of the voyage.  In such cases the
Company will grant leave in the home port at the first opportunity.
(n)   When a vessel is laid up for overhaul, employees with any
accumulated leave due shall take such leave while the vessel is laid
up unless requested by the Company to work by the vessel or to sail
on another Company vessel.  When requested to work by the vessel,
Article 2.05 shall apply.
(o) Any employee away on leave who fails to report for duty at the
expiry of his leave without reasonable excuse shall be considered to
have terminated his employment with the Company.
(p)   Where an employee has been granted leave of twenty-four (24)
hours he shall return to his vessel at the end of such time unless
previously requested to phone for confirmation of sailing time.  The
employee shall not be required to phone more than once in that
twenty-four (24) hour period.  If th~e~~employee is not required to
sail at the expiry of the above twenty-four (24)* hour period, the
onus shall thereafter be upon the Company to inform the employee as
to sailing time.
(q)   When an employee is" being relieved from his vessel between midnight and 0700 hours and* such employee requests transportation, the
employer shall arrange.-'and-pay. foresaid transportation to a destination
within a radius of fifteen (15) miles of the home dock.  For
employees who cannot reasonably travel home under these circumstances
overnight accommodation will be arranged and paid by the employer.
(r)   When an employee has been recalled to work he shall receive a
minimum of one (1) day's pay and leave earned for that day before
being given leave again.  However, if the employee Is not put to
work he shall be paid a minimum of one half (%) day's pay and leave
earned for reporting.
2.05  LAID UP SHIPS  «
(a)   When a vessel is tied up for repairs or overhaul, watches may
be broken provided reasonable notice is given.  Employees may be
assigned to day work on the basis of seven and one half (7%) hours
per day.  Three (3) shifts shall be permitted.  Eight (8) hours pay
shall be paid for seven and one half (7*3) hours work.  For work on
the afternoon or graveyard shifts a seven percent (7%) differential
shall be paid over, and above the basic rate of wages. 1 - 24 -
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2.05   LAID UP SHIPS Cont'd. /
(b) Work on laid up ships shall be at the hourly rate of pay
set forth in the Pay Appendix.  It is understood and agreed
that such work for Unlicensed crew members will be on a voluntary basis.
(c) Unless agreed otherwise, where Unlicensed crew members are
required to work before eight (8:00) a.m. and after five (5:00) p.m.
or on Saturdays, Sundays or statutory holidays on laid up ships,
they shall be paid time and one-half the hourly rate of pay.
(d) Dirty Money - Unlicensed crew members required to work cleaning
smoke stacks, bilges, oil tanks, boilers, oil separating centrifuges,
water tanks, fish oil tanks, oil spills, rose boxes, exhaust ports
of internal combustion engines, oil separators, oil strainers, work
under deck plates, cleaning out of chain lockers, work in the steering flats of certain vessels (as agreed by the parties) and working
in confined spaces shall be paid the regular straight time rate in
addition to their regular wages while on  watch, and the regular
overtime rate in addition to the regular straight time rate while
off watch.  In all instances a one (1) hour minimum shall be paid
for such work.
2.06  MAINTENANCE WORK
(a) Maintenance work is hereby classified as painting, chipping,
soogeeing, scraping, or working on ships gear.  Deck maintenance
work except that concerned with the safe navigation of the vessel
and tow shall be performed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. except soogeeing which may be performed between the hours,
of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Engine room personnel shall not be
required to do any chipping or scraping between the hours of 6:00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m.  Deck personnel shall be paid at the rate of time and
one half (1_)   if required to perform work in the engine room.
(b) Dirty Money - Unlicensed crew members required to work cleaning
smoke stacks, bilges, oil tanks, boilers, oil separating centrifuges,
water tanks, fish oil tanks, oil spills, rose boxes, exhaust ports
of internal combustion engines, oil separators, oil strainers, work
under deck plates, cleaning out of chain lockers, work in the
steering flats of certain vessels (as agreed by the parties), working
in confined spaces.and cleaning out (not hosing) towing winches shall
be paid the regular straight time rate in addition to their regular
wages while on watch, and the regular overtime rate in addition to
the regular straight time rate while off watch.  In all instances
a one (1) hour minimum shall be paid for such work.
2.07
MEAL HOURS
(a)    The meal hours for the Unlicensed crew members covered by
this Agreement shall be as follows:
Breakfast from 0530 hours to 0630 hours
Dinner from 1130 hours to 1230 hours
Supper    from 17 30 hours to 1830 hours u
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2.0 7  MEAL HOURS Cont'd.
(b)   These hours may be varied for good reason provided such variation shall not exceed one-half (_)  hour either way and also provided
that one (1) unbroken hour shall be allowed at all times for dinner
and supper when the vessel is in port.  In addition, there shall not
be more than six hours between the end of one meal period and the
start of the next meal period.
m (c)   When Unlicensed crew members are required to work overtime
after six (6:00) p.m. and where the safety of the vessel and tow
allows, they shall be entitled to a coffee break after approximately
two (2) hours work at night and lunch break of at least thirty (30)
minutes after approximately four (4) hours work.
(d)   i)       Where an employee works from an off watch period into
an on watch period, he shall be given one-half (%)
hour in which to eat.  Where an employee does not
receive one-half (,%)   hour in which to eat, he shall
be credited with an additional one-half (._)  hour at
the overtime rate as a penalty thereof.
ii)     Where an employee works from an on watch period into
an off watch period, he shall be given one-half (H)
hour in which to eat immediately following the on
watch period.  Where an employee does not receive
one-half ("%) hour in which to eat, he shall be credited
with an additional one-half (_)   hour at the overtime
rate as a penalty thereof and his time shall be continuous.
2.08 COFFEE TIME AND LUNCHES
(a) Day workers who work a twelve (12) hour shift shall be allowed
a full hour lunch break.  During each six (6) hour shift, each day
worker will be entitled to two (2) coffee breaks of at least twenty
(20) minutes each.  The timing of such breaks will be at the discretion of the Master and subject to the safe navigation of the vessel.
(b) Unlicensed crew members, where safe navigation allows, shall be
given two (2) coffee breaks of at least twenty (20) minutes each
during six (6) hour watch.  Such breaks shall be spaced approximately
two (2) hours apart.  The spacing of such breaks shall be at ,the
discretion of the Officer of the watch.  This clause also applies to
working aboard barges and dozer boats.
(c) Ingredients for hot night lunches shall be available for crews
changing watch and those called to work overtime and premium time.
2.09 MEALS IN PORT
(a) In circumstances where subsistence is customarily provided and
where, for any reason other than overhaul, subsistence is not provided, Unlicensed crew members shall receive in lieu thereof, thirteen
dollars"($.1"3.00) per working day as substitute allowance.
(b) Whenever (a) above is not in effect, Unlicensed crew mej-ibers
employed on vessels owned and/or operated by the Company shall pay
the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per day worked for
subsistence and lodging provided. , - 26 -
2.09 MEALS IN PORT Cont'd.
(c) At the end of each calendar year, Unlicensed crew members shall
be provided with a receipt covering all deductions made under (b)
above.
(d) In addition to the rates of pay shown in (a) of this Article,
Unlicensed crew members employed on vessels owned and/or operated
by the Company shall be paid the sum of one dollar and fifty cents
($1.50) per day worked on all occasions that Section (a) is not in
effect.
2.10 COOK-DECKHAND
On vessels carrying cook-deckhands, their duties shall
be arranged by the Master so that:
(a) Meals can be served within the time limits set out in the meal
hours Article.
(b) Sufficient time shall be allowed for the preparation of meals
and post meal clean up as well as time to eat.
(c) Cook-deckhands will not be required to chip and paint or soogee
on the exterior of the vessel or in the engineroom and shall only be
required to hose the vessel down to maintain safe working conditions.
2.11 GUEST MEALS ...
When extra crew or guests are served meals, during the regular
hours of work, the galley staff will receive an additional payment for
each extra meal served as follows:
Oct.1/77      Oct. 1/78
i)
cooks and cook-deckhands
$1.90
$2.10
ii)
cook with a steward
$1.65
$1.80
iii)
steward
$1.40
$1.55
Extra crew or guests shall be comprised of persons who are not part
of the vessel's crew complement.
2.12  BARGE WORK AND CARGO, GEAR OR BOOMCHAIN HANDLING
Work aboard barges, the handling of cargo, and the handling
of gear or boomchains shall be paid for in accordance with the
following table of rates:
ON WATCH (Rate in
addition to salary)
(a)  BARGE WORK
1)   Tying up, letting   No premium
go, and duties
necessary to
safe navigation.
OFF WATCH
Applicable overtime
rate (Per Article 2.01)-
2) Cargo handling
3) Work other than
1) and 2) :.
Time and one-half
Time and one-half
Double time
Applicable overtime
rate (Per Article 2.01) u
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2.12  BARGE WORK AND CARGO, GEAR OR BOOMCHAIN HANDLING Cont'd,
(b)   HANDLING OF GEAR,
CARGO OR BOOMCHAINS
ON TUG
ON WATCH (Rate in
addition to salary)
OFF WATCH
1)
2)
3)
For vessel's own use
Gear or boomchain
handling other than
1) above.
Cargo
No premium
Straight time
Time and one-half
Applicable overtime
rate (Per Article
2.01)
Applicable overtime
rate (Per Article
2.01)
Double time.
2.13  SHIPS STORES AND FUEL
(a)   Ships Stores - Ships crews shall load ships stores as part of
their normal duties, such stores being for use on their own vessel,
or on occasion for one other vessel which is to be joined on a
forthcoming trip.  If the ships stores are other than as described
above, the loading of such stores shall be paid for in accordance   •-
with Article 2.12 (b) 2).  If Unlicensed crew members are required
to load stores off watch, they shall receive the regular overtime rate
(b)
cargo
Fuel - Fuel for "the vessel's own use shall not be considered as
so long as it is loaded from the tow or from an oil dock or
barge which is alongside the vessel.  In conditions other than this,
when Unlicensed crew members are required to go off the vessel, dock
or barge to load fuel, it shall be paid for in accordance with
Article 2.12 (b) 2).
(c)   Garbage - The handling of garbage from another vessel shall
attract premium payment as set out in 2.12 (b) 2) above.  A suitable
garbage container shall be situated on deck.
2.14  DOZER BOATS
A dozer boat will be equipped with a swing seat, a canopy,
outside deck house hand rails, an exhaust muffler, heating, rear
weather protection, e.g. a canvas curtain with a plasticized window
and running.lights.
A crew member who operates and maintains a dozer boat shall receive
the same remuneration which is paid a Mate for performing this function
on the vessel on which the crew member is employed.
The operation of dozer boats shall be divided as equally as
possible between Licensed and Unlicensed crew members.  This division
shall be equal both as regards night time and day time work, and winter
and summer work.
2.15  NIGHT YARDING AND STRIPPING
Work involved in yarding booms of logs and coupling them
together to make up a tow shall be deferred to daylight hours when in
the opinion of the Master it is prudent to do so.' /
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2.17   MARINE DISASTER
Unlicensed crew members who suffer loss of personal effects
and clothes through wreck or marine disaster shall be compensated
by a lump sum payment of four hundred dollars ($400.00) and,
subject to satisfactory proof of loss, an additional payment not
to exceed six hundred dollars ($600.00).  Maximum compensation
shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

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