MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY AND
THE CANADIAN COUNCIL OF RAILWAY OPERATION UNIONS (RED DEER).
THIS AGREEMENT PERTAINS TO A FLAT RATE METHOD OF PAY FOR
THE LACOMBE BRECHTER WAYFREIGHT ASSIGNMENT.
It is here by agreed that effective on May 18TH, 2001, the Lacombe
Brechter Wayfreight Assignment will be placed on a flat mileage
method of pay of 225 miles at the applicable rates and subject to the
following terms and conditions that are revised as of March 24, 2004:
Each Locomotive Engineer, Conductor and Trainman on this assignment
must fulfill the following terms and conditions to qualify for fixed
rates as set above:
A. If notice is served in accordance with Article 29.04(UTU) or Article
27.04 (BLE) by the crew or crew member AND relief is required the
crew will no longer be considered to be on the fixed mileage.
B. If the assigned or spare crew are cancelled after commencing
duty due to an unforeseen circumstance as outlined in Article
28(UTU) or Article 10(BLE), payment will be in accordance
with each respective Collective Agreements.
C. The work assigned to this assignment, when practicable, must
be completed as instructed. This could require the crew or crew
member, assigned or spare, to work up to the 12th hour. All
rules and regulations as outlined in GOI section 3 apply. Employees
being transported after working up to the 12th hour will be paid
straight time, in addition to the established flat rate.
D. In the event that this assignment works on a day that is
bulletined "As Required" and the crew or crew member is on duty
less than eight hours, the fixed mileage as out lined above does
not apply. The "As Required" days for this assignment will be
established at the General Advertisement of Assignments (change
of card) or when the assignment is established. EXAMPLE: The
Lacombe Brechter Wayfreight is bulletined at the change of card
as Sunday to Friday, Saturday as required. If the assignment
worked on the "as required" day and the assigned or spare crew
are on duty less than 8 hours, payment will be in accordance with
each respective Collective Agreement - not fixed rates as
E. Employees will
be paid the General Holiday an amount equal to the
earnings for the tour of duty prior to the General Holiday.
F. When this assignment operated east of Chigwell (Agrium) on the Lacombe
Subdivision (e.g. Nevis, Alix, Stettler, etc.) the original crew called on the
Assignment will be paid the maximum train length allowance as per
Article 1.15 (UTU) and Article 1.16 (BLE) provided the flat rate is payable as
outlined in items ‘A’ and ‘C’ above.
This Agreement is without precedent or prejudice to either party and
can be amended, revised or cancelled upon thirty days written notice
by either parties. It is also agreed that if this assignment is
abolished in accordance with each respective Collective Agreement and
is recreated under the same parameters the agreed upon fixed mileage
would continue to apply.
M. D. Ropchan, Local Chairperson CCROU - UTU, Local 1828
J. F. Deegan Sub-Local Chairman CCROU - BLE, Division 355
J. L. Stevens Manager Operations, Canadian Pacific Railway