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Section 5: Hours of Work and Overtime

Section 5 - Hours of Work and Overtime

5.01This Section sets out the scheduled working hours and provides the basis for the calculation of overtime payments, and shall not be read or construed as guarantee of hours of work per day or week, or a guarantee of days of work per week. There will be a five (5) minute deduction from pay for failing to punch "in" or "out". Employees will be booked in five (5) minute increments.

5.02The scheduled working hours will be:

  1. Single Turn Operations

    The standard working day will be eight (8) hours. The standard working week will be five (5) standard working days Monday through Friday.

  2. Double and Triple Turn Operations

    The standard working day will be eight (8) hours; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., for the respective turns. The standard working week will be five (5) standard working days Monday through Friday.

  3. Continuous Operations

    The standard working day for continuous operations will be eight (8) hours; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, 12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m. for the respective turns. The standard working week will be five (5) standard working days between 8:00 a.m. on one Sunday and 8:00 a.m. of the next Sunday.

5.03On each turn of double and triple turn operations and on continuous operations, there will be one (1) thirty (30) minute break period when employees may, subject to established practices, leave their place of work for rest or the eating of lunch. No other periods will be provided and no time will be allowed for washing up.

It is agreed that for the purposes of Clause 5.03 an employee, who requests permission to leave the plant premises during his break period, will not be paid for such break period. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.

5.04An employee on continuous, triple turn or the first turn of double turn operations shall not cease work until relieved on his job, or otherwise instructed by his supervisor. Employees may be relieved early up to a limit of ten (10) minutes.


5.05Overtime is defined as hours worked in excess of a standard working day or a standard working week, and shall be paid for periods of five (5) minutes or multiples thereof.

5.06Except as provided in Clause 11.05, overtime shall be paid at one and one half (1 1/2) times the employee's standard hourly rate.

5.07Overtime will be calculated under one (1) provision of this Agreement only, even though the hours worked may be overtime under more than one (1) provision of this Agreement.

5.08The Company may schedule overtime up to eight (8) hours per week. All employees shall work overtime during these hours if required to do so by the Company.Additional overtime (over the forty eight (48) hours per week) may be worked by mutual agreement between the Parties.

  1. Absence on a scheduled overtime day will not in itself affect Statutory Holiday or Vacation payments.

  2. Employees will receive at least forty eight (48) hours notice of this scheduled overtime. Such notice does not apply to emergency overtime which may be necessary.

  3. Should an employee wish to be absent on a sche¦duled overtime day, every effort will be made by the Company to arrange this. Such cases may be discussed with the Division Head.

  4. Where a statutory holiday falls outside of the standard working week and an employee is required to work overtime on such a day, the Company will pay the special allowance provided for the statutory holiday, plus time and one half (1-1/2).

  5. The Company agrees not to schedule production workers between 3:00 p.m. Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. Sunday.

5.09Effective on the signing date of this agreement, the whole of Clause 5.08 above shall not apply, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Overtime, in excess of forty (40) hours per week, shall be on a voluntary basis.

  2. This Clause 5.09 may be terminated by either party at any time upon thirty (30) days written notice. Such written notice shall be signed by the representative of the International Union or the Manager as the case may be. In the event that this Clause 5.09 is terminated, then Clause 5.08 shall be reinstated at the end of the thirty (30) day period referred to above.

  3. It is understood that before either party implements the cancellation provisions of Clause 5.09, the Company shall meet with the Grievance Committee of the Local Union and a representative of the International Union to discuss the reasons for such cancellation.

5.10Employees working on continuous operations will not be paid overtime for the standard working days of Saturday and Sunday.

Other Allowances

  1. When an employee reports for work after having been scheduled or notified to report and work within his job description is not available for at least four (4) hours, he shall receive four (4) hours pay, at the standard hourly rate of the job for which he was scheduled or notified to report, plus any out of line differential that may apply, subject, however, to the provisions of Paragraph (b) and Clause 5.12 below.

  2. If such employee is offered other work he shall perform such other work for a period of four (4) hours at the standard hourly rate of the job for which he was scheduled to report, plus any out of line differential that may apply or the rate of pay for such other work, whichever is higher. Such employee will perform such other work for such further period of time as may be required by the Company and will be paid for such further work in accordance with the provisions of Clause 6.45.

  3. Union officials called in to work from home for meetings and/or investigations shall be paid for the time spent at any such meeting or investigation or for four (4) hours whichever is greater at the straight time rate of his incumbent occupation.

5.12An employee shall not be entitled to receive the four (4) hours pay as provided in Clause 5.11 if:

  1. He has been notified by the Company not to report for work at least two (2) hours before his regular starting time. An employee shall be deemed to have been so notified if the Company has given a message at the telephone number recorded by him in the Human Resources Department, or

  2. He has not so recorded any telephone number, or

  3. He refuses to perform other assigned work outside of his job description, or

  4. Work is not available because of conditions beyond the control of the Company.

5.13When, because of a breakdown or other emergency, an employee is called into work at times other than his regular turn, a minimum of four (4) hours pay at his standard hourly rate plus any out of line differential shall be paid.

Turn Premium

5.14Turn premiums will be paid as follows:

    1. For hours worked by an employee on his regularly scheduled second turn (3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) effective August 1, 2008, fifty-five (55) cents per hour.

    2. For hours worked by an employee on his regularly scheduled third turn (11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.) effective August 1, 2008, sixty-five (65) cents per hour.

  1. The appropriate turn premium under (a) above shall be paid to an employee who works overtime on afternoon or night turn as defined therein.

5.15A premium of seventy five (75) cents per hour shall be paid to each employee for all hours worked over an interval of twenty four (24) hours between 7:00 a.m. Sunday and 7:00 a.m. Monday. This premium is in addition to any other payments for such hours.

5.16In no case will a premium paid pursuant to Clause 5.14 or Clause 5.15 be at an overtime rate.

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