ARTICLE 22 - PAYMENT FOR MEALS, KILOMETRAGE AND TRAVEL TIME**

22.02 - Travel Expenses and Travel Time

              I. Kilometrage

              II. Travel Time

                   Example 1

                   Example 2 

22.04 - Employees Required to Work out of Town Overnight

22.05 - Accommodation, Board, Lodging and Transfer

22.06 - Motor Vehicle

22.07 - Child Care Expenses

22.01 - Vehicle Use

Employees shall not be required to use their own vehicles in the performance of their duties, except voluntarily.

 

22.02 - Travel Expenses and Travel Time

All employees shall have one location specified as their point of assembly. The employee shall normally commence and terminate his/her day’s work at this point of assembly.

 

I. Kilometrage

An employee using his/her vehicle shall be entitled to the differential kilometrage expense for the distance travelled between his/her residence and a temporary point of assembly which is in excess of the kilometres travelled to his/her point of assembly. Employees who are on travel status requiring overnight accommodation may claim actual kilometres up to a maximum of 30 kilometres per day between their accommodation and their temporary point of assembly for each

day worked.

 

II. Travel Time

(a) Travel time that is in excess of an employee’s scheduled work day shall be paid at the applicable overtime rate, but shall not be considered as time worked.

 

(b) Employees required to travel on a day of rest shall have their travel time paid at the applicable overtime rates.

 

(c) Travel time may be paid or considered as overtime for the purpose of accumulation as elected by the employee under clause 18.15 or 18.16. 

 

Examples - Calculation of Kilometrage and Travel Time

Example 1 - Employee reports directly to a temporary point of assembly and returns home directly from the temporary point of assembly.

Calculation of reimbursable kilometrage:

Return kms from home to temporary point of assembly =       36 kms

Return kms from home to regular point of assembly =             20 kms

Difference: 36 kms - 20 kms =                                                       16 kms

Reimbursable kilometrage: 16 kms X km rate in Appendix "B" =

 

Calculation of reimbursable travel time:

Return time from home to temporary point of assembly =       30 minutes

Return time from home to regular point of assembly =             10 minutes

Difference: 30 minutes - 10 minutes =                                          20 minutes

Reimbursable travel time: =                                                           20 minutes

Example 2 - Employee reports directly to his/her point of assembly and goes to a temporary point of assembly and returns directly home (or reverse).

Calculation of reimbursable kilometrage:

Kilometrage from home to temporary point of assembly =      16 kms

Kilometrage from home to regular point of assembly =            8 kms

Difference: 16 kms - 8 kms =                                                          8 kms

Reimbursable kilometrage: 8 kms X km rate in Appendix "B" =

 

Calculation of reimbursable travel time:

Time from home to temporary point of assembly =                  25 minutes

Time from home to regular point of assembly =                        15 minutes

Difference: 25 minutes - 15 minutes =                                         10 minutes

Reimbursable travel time: =                                                          10 minutes

Points of assembly may be changed by mutual consent of the parties. In those circumstances which require a regular seasonal change of point of assembly, such change can be made twice per year without consultation. 

1. Presently, the Deas Dock Painters are the only trades group which has a regular seasonal change of assembly point. If the Employer requires other trades groups at Deas Dock to make a regular seasonal change, the Union shall be consulted prior to implementation.

2. Under those circumstances which require a regular seasonal change, the new point of assembly shall be considered to be their normal point of assembly and clauses 22.02 II and 22.03(b) shall not apply.

 

22.03 - Meal Expenses

(a) Employees on travel status or working out of town who require overnight accommodation shall be entitled to claim meal expenses as set out in Appendix "B".

 

(b) Employees who are working away from their regular point of assembly for the majority of their shift may claim the lunch expense. This does not include:

1. Truck drivers performing their normal duties;

2. Employees who are assigned to duty aboard ships with catering facilities in operation who shall be entitled to staff meal privileges.

 

22.04 - Employees Required to Work out of Town Overnight

Subject to operational requirements, employees working out of town who require overnight accommodation shall travel on their normal working hours on the first day of their assignment and the last day of their assignment.

 

22.05 - Accommodation, Board, Lodging and Transfer

Accommodation, board, lodging and transfer expenses for employees required to work away from their point of assembly shall be paid in accordance with Appendix B.

 

22.06 - Motor Vehicle

Ownership of a motor vehicle is not a condition of employment.

 

22.07 - Child Care Expenses

(a) Where an employee is on travel status to attend a course required by the Employer and the employee incurs additional child care expenses, the employee shall be reimbursed for the additional child care expense up to $75.00 per day upon production of a receipt.

 

(b) Where an employee, who is not on leave of absence, attends a course approved by the Employer outside the employee's normal scheduled work day such that the employee incurs additional child care expenses, the employee shall be reimbursed for the additional child care expense up to $50.00 per day upon production of a receipt. This reimbursement shall not exceed 15 days per calendar year.

 

(c) Reimbursement in (a) or (b) shall only apply where no one else at the employee's home can provide the child care.