ARTICLE 3 - UNION SECURITY

3.01 - Union Membership      3.02 - Initiation Fees and Dues Checkoff

3.03 - Dues Remittance      3.04 - Assessments      3.05 - No Other Deductions

3.06 - Employer and Union Shall Acquaint New Employees

3.01 - Union Membership

(a) All employees of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation shall, as a condition of employment, obtain membership in the B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union within 30 days of date of hire.

 

(b) Employees of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation who were not members of the B.C.G.E.U. prior to March 8, 1974, and who did not subsequently join the B.C.G.E.U. or B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union shall not be bound by paragraph (a) of this clause.

 

(c) Employees shall maintain membership as a condition of employment.

 

3.02 - Initiation Fees and Dues Checkoff

(a) The Employer shall deduct from the basic pay of each employee in the bargaining unit the amount of the initiation fee and regular monthly dues as determined by the Union.

 

(b) A new employee shall, as a condition of continued employment, complete an authorization form providing for the deduction from an employee's basic pay the amount of the deductions referred to above.

 

3.03 - Dues Remittance

(b) All said deductions shall be remitted to the Union Headquarters no later than the end of the month following deductions being made.

 

(c) The Employer shall provide a complete list of names of those employees from whose wages such deductions have been made, together with the amount deducted from each employee.

 

3.04 - Assessments

The Employer shall deduct from any employee who is a member of the Union any general assessments levied in accordance with the Union Constitution and owing by the employee to the Union.

 

3.05 - No Other Deductions

Employee organizations, other than the B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers' Union, shall not be permitted to have membership dues or other monies deducted by the Employer from the pay of the employees in the bargaining unit.

 

3.06 - Employer and Union Shall Acquaint New Employees

(a) The Employer shall acquaint new employees with the fact that a Collective Agreement is in effect and with the conditions of employment set out in this Article. A new employee shall be advised of the names and locations of local shop stewards. A Union shop steward shall be given an opportunity to interview each new employee within regular working hours, without loss of regular pay, for 15 minutes sometime during the first seven days of employment for the purpose of acquainting the new employee with the benefits and duties of Union membership.

(b) Every calendar month the Employer shall advise the Union, in writing, with a copy to the local President, of all new employees indicating names, classifications, dates of hiring, points of assembly and status (i.e. regular or casual).