Recognized Holidays 

 

No Work Periods 2017:

No work shall be performed within the following periods: 
 
     1.    Christmas Day Holiday – No work between 12:00 noon    
            Sunday, December 24, 2017 and 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
 
     2.    New Year’s Day Holiday – No work between 12:00 noon        
            Sunday, December 31, 2017 and 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
 
     3.    Labour Day Holiday – No work shall be performed on this day.
 
Notable exceptions to the above no work periods are as follows:
 
    1.     When a four (4) hour shift extension is declared for a vessel finishing to shift or sail - Article
            10.01 (2); (b) (c) & (d)
 
    2.     The handling of mail and / or baggage (including passengers’ automobiles), coastwise work, or
            the handling of lines - Article 10.01 (3);
 
    3.     The maintenance of plant and machines, operation of locomotives, the work of water persons,
            and locker persons - Article 10.01 (4); and
 
    4.     All bulk liquid cargo operations - Article 21.01 (11).
 
December 24 & 31, 2017
 
This is a reminder that pursuant to Article 10 - Recognized Holidays of the Longshore Collective Agreement and Article 20 - Recognized Holidays of the Foremen's Collective Agreement, work (ship & dock) may continue until 4:30 p.m. on December 24th and 31st on a vessel finishing to shift or sail. Employees working this extension to finish will receive a four (4) hours guarantee at 2x the shift rate. Employers must declare their intent to work the extension in accordance with the following Longshore and Foremen Collective Agreement Provisions:
 
Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island:
 
Longshore 10.01 #2 (c)      Employers will declare to their respective despatch offices the day before whether
                                         they intend to work the extension on a vessel finishing to shift or sail. However,
                                         Employers will have the right to revoke such declaration up until 7:00 a.m. the                                                                day of work.
 
Foremen 20 (d) (ii)              In the case of Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island, the COMPANY will declare the  
                                          day before whether they intend to work the extension on a vessel finishing to shift or
                                          sail.  However, the COMPANY will have the right to revoke such a declaration up until 
                                          6:00 a.m. the day of work.
 
Vancouver and New Westminster:
Longshore 10.01 #2 (d)      Employers will have until 7:00 a.m. the day of work to declare whether they intend
                                          to work the extension on a vessel finishing to shift or sail. 
 
Foremen 20 (d) (iii)            In the case of the Lower Mainland, the COMPANY will have until 6:00 a.m. the                                                                day of work to declare whether they intend to work the extension on a vessel 
                                          to shift or sail.
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