Good day Brothers and Sisters
Our Local has been provided with an overtime explanation from the GPMC committee. This document will be provided, along with charts that were provided but would not transfer to the Local 110 web site, at the April 9, 2016 General Membership Meeting. Please see below.
Q & A Regarding New OT Structure— AB GPMA Agreements
Is the differentiation between Long Term Maintenance (LTM) and Short Term Maintenance (STM) something NEW?
NO. The Alberta GPMA Collective Agreements have always contained language allowing for a difference between LTM and STM and this has been used in the past in Alberta.
What is STM?
In accordance with Article 6.103 STM is work that is terminated within 30 available days of work.
How is overtime applied for LTM?
The changes to the agreement provide the employer the option to use up to twenty (20) hours of time and one half (1 ½ ) between Monday to Saturday for those engaged in LTM.
Sunday and Statutory Holidays remain as doubletime days.
If working 5 x 8 schedule the employer has the option to work up to an additional 4 hours per day Monday to Friday, and an additional 2 hours per day on a 4 x 10 schedule before doubletime would be applicable.
What happens when a LTM worker begins to work on a turnaround?
Once the conditions of Article 12.601 & 12.602 are met a LTM employee assigned to work on a major shutdown will receive the STM rate.
How is the LTM employee paid if he/she is not assigned to work on a major shutdown?
The LTM employee will continue to receive the LTM rate if not assigned to the shutdown.
How is a LTM employee compensated if required to work on the major turnaround for one week and then returned to work on LTM?
Provided the conditions in Article 12.601 and 12.602 are met a LTM employee would be compensated at the STM rate (and overtime structure) for one week and then returned to the LTM rate.
What is the net difference in hours earned between a LTM and a STM employee when working 50 hours during a work week?
Zero. Earned hours for both are sixty-five.
What is the net difference in hours earned between a LTM and a STM employee when working 40 regular hours during a work week and an additional twenty (20) hours of overtime?
The net difference in hours earned between LTM and STM employee is five (5) hours pay.
Do the changes on the overtime provisions for LTM employees have any implications for those working under the Alberta National Maintenance Agreement (NMA)?
NO. The NMA is a standalone agreement with its own terms and conditions.
•Short-Term Maintenance overtime provisions remain unchanged.
•The employer has the option to utilize a maximum of twenty (20) hours of overtime at the rate of timeand one half (1.5x) only on Long-Term Maintenance.
oTime and one-half may be paid up to four (4) hours Monday – Friday, or up to two (2) hours in a 4×10 scenario. Double-time for any hours worked thereafter.
oTime and one-half may be paid on Saturday up to a maximum of twelve (12) hours should therebe any unused hours remaining within the twenty (20) hour parameter of time and one halfduring the work week. Double-time for any hours worked thereafter.
oSundays and Statutory Holidays will be paid at double-time (2x).
•Any work week scenarios totalling 50 hours worked and less result in a parity between Short-TermMaintenance Rates and Long-Term Maintenance Rates.
•Any work week scenarios totalling above 50 hours worked result in a maximum differential of only five (5)hours between Short-Term Maintenance rates and Long-Term Maintenance rates.
oThis weekly differential will remain static regardless of the volume of craft hours being workedeach week. Therefore, the only difference between short-term maintenance and long-termmaintenance overtime provisions will be 5 hours paid plus the applicable vacation pay ONLY forthose work week scenarios having more than 50 hours worked.