MOU III Departure Bay, Duke Point and Wellington Road**
MOU IV Northern Service
MOU V Northern Vessel Employee Transportation
MOU VI Northern Vessels (Grandparented Transportation Costs)**
MOU VII Joint Commitment on Increasing Productivity, Reducing Costs,
Increasing Revenue and Gainsharing**
MOU VIII Gainsharing
Those regular positions now assigned to the Deas Dock cleaning crew and located at Horseshoe Bay Terminal shall be eliminated by attrition.
Departure Bay, Duke Point and Wellington Road are separate and distinct points of assembly except as provided in this Memorandum as follows:
1. Departure Bay Staffing Pool and casual employees may be assigned work, for which they are qualified, at either Departure Bay, Duke Point or Wellington Road.
2. Departure Bay employees on Engineer watch #9 may be assigned work, for which they are qualified, at either Departure Bay or Duke Point.
3. Wellington Road casual employees who are employed in Catering Stores may be assigned work, for which they are qualified, at either Wellington Road, Departure Bay or Duke Point.
The Union agrees that the employees identified in points 1. through 3. above cannot claim expenses for travel for work at any of the points of assembly identified. Wellington Road, Departure Bay and Duke Point shall be considered the same location for the purpose of intra-terminal transfers.
(a) The minimum of 84 regular ship board positions in the North on Routes 10 and 11 shall be reduced only through attrition to a minimum of 78 positions.
(b) In order to encourage employees to take shorter blocks of compensatory time off (C.T.O.), the Employer shall provide transportation for designated periods to allow for effective scheduling of C.T.O.
(c) The Employer shall approach the Union with the concept of creating classifications that shall provide greater flexibility in other areas on the northern vessel.
Employees whose point of assembly is Prince Rupert but who are not resident in Prince Rupert, shall be entitled to use their employee travel pass to travel to and from their point of assembly for a shift assignment aboard the Queen of the North/Queen of Prince Rupert. If accommodation is available aboard the vessels, employees may make use of it. Employees will be entitled to use the 50% staff meal discount while travelling.
(a) The Employer shall continue to pay transportation costs associated with air travel from Vancouver to Prince Rupert to those employees guaranteed travel expenses. The Employer shall not be responsible for providing the transportation costs to employees who fill vacancies as they arise in the future.
(b) Costs associated with air travel shall include the costs of travel from Nanaimo, Victoria, and in Vancouver, to the Vancouver International Airport and to Prince Rupert.
(c) Costs associated with air travel shall not include the costs of travel from residences that are out of province. Employees who reside out of province shall be paid the cost of transportation from the Vancouver International and to Prince Rupert.
(d) Where an employee changes his/her current residence to another location of Vancouver Island, the costs associated with air travel for that employee shall not increase.
(e) Where an employee changes his/her current residence to another location in the province, outside of Vancouver Island. The Employer shall be responsible for costs of travel from Vancouver Airport to Prince Rupert for that employee.
(f) An employee who formerly travelled to Prince Rupert by transportation provided by the Employer from Port Hardy shall continue to be paid transportation expenses under clause 29.10(b).
MOU VII Joint Commitment on Increasing Productivity, Reducing Costs, Increasing Revenue and Gainsharing**
(a) The parties are committed to increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs and increasing revenue throughout the operations of the Corporation in a manner which is beneficial to the people of British Columbia, to the employees of the Corporation and which meets the Corporationís operational needs.
(b) The parties are particularly mindful of the mutual benefits to be gained by reviewing work practices, systems and processes within the Corporation with a view to identifying alternatives and operational efficiencies.
(c) Therefore, the parties agree to establish a Joint Committee of equal members of Union and Management representatives and meet pursuant to Clause 2.11 of the Collective Agreement
(d) The Committee shall enter into discussions within 90 days of the signing of the Collective Agreement with a view to enhancing the delivery of service to the public, to improving work practices, systems, and processes with the Corporation, and to identifying opportunities for revenue enhancement. Issues to be discussed shall include but are not limited to the following:
1. work practices, systems and processes;
2. utilization of casual employees;
3. improved value from low usage operational times;
4. improvements to administrative, human resource and operational practices, and
5. new or alternative methods for the enhancement of revenue.
(e) The parties acknowledge that during the course of these discussions suggestion for gainsharing improvements may arise.
The Parties acknowledge that suggestions for gainsharing improvements may arise or be negotiated at any time during the life of this Collective Agreement to provide additional (one-time, or ongoing) payments. Where such initiatives are identified, the Parties will meet to review the proposal and consider whether it should be included within the scope of this Memorandum.