Local 1703 Members at BC Place Re: Article 23 - Overtime - BCGEU


The BCGEU wants to take this opportunity to review Article 23 – OVERTIME found in your Collective Agreement.

23.6 Refusal of Overtime

All employees shall have the right to refuse to work overtime without being subject to disciplinary action, except when required to work such overtime in emergency situations.

The Union wants you to know that you have the right to refuse overtime without being disciplined. If you have any questions or concerns, please review the following with your steward.

Article 23 - OVERTIME

23.2 Overtime Compensation

(a) Rates of Compensation

Overtime shall be compensated at the following rates:

(1) One and one-half times for the first three hours of overtime on a regularly scheduled workday; and

(2) Two times for all hours worked in excess of three on a regularly scheduled workday; and

(3) Two times for hours worked on a regular day off; and

(4) Two times for all hours worked on a paid holiday which was a scheduled day off in addition to the compensation in Article 26.

The compensation in (1) and (2) above is to be on a daily basis and not cumulative.

(b) Prior to A Shift

For the purpose of calculating compensatory overtime rates only, time worked prior to, but adjoining a scheduled shift, shall be deemed to be time worked after that shift.

23.3 Payment for Overtime Compensation

Employees shall be compensated for overtime in cash or time off at the employee's option. If the employee chooses time off, such time off will be scheduled by mutual agreement between the employee and his supervisor not later than his next scheduled vacation period or December 31st of the year such time off was earned. It is agreed that the maximum time that an employee may have in the bank at any one time is hours.

23.4 Recording of Overtime

Employees shall record starting and finishing times for overtime worked in a form determined by the Employer.

23.5 Distribution of Overtime

(a) For purposes of this section, unscheduled overtime means overtime occurring on short notice (i.e. overtime that is not scheduled at least hours in advance), that is integral to work being performed at straight-time and/or which normally occurs immediately before or immediately after a regular shift.

(b) Unscheduled overtime shall be offered to employees, actually at work when the applicable straight-time work is performed, on the following basis:

(1) to those full-time employees(s) who actually performed or are scheduled to actually perform the applicable straight-time work, on the basis of classification seniority;

(2) to other full-time employees within the applicable classification, actually at work at the time, on the basis of classification seniority;

(3) to part-time employees (or event-time employees if applicable) within the applicable classification, actually at work at the time, on the basis of classification seniority, subject to the provisions of Clause 23.10;

(4) to full-time employees from other classifications, actually at work at the time, on the basis of classification seniority, provided they have the qualifications, skill and ability to perform the overtime work; (5) to part-time employees (or event-time employees if applicable) from other classifications, actually at work at the time, on the basis of classification seniority, provided they have the qualifications, skill and ability to perform the overtime work, subject to the provisions of Clause 23.10. (c) The Employer shall maintain two lists of employees who have formally indicated a desire to work other overtime, by classification, one comprising only full-time employees, the other comprising only part-time employees. Overtime which is not covered by Subsection (a) and (b) above, shall be offered to employees from each such list in the same order as established in the above subsection. (d) Employees must provide a telephone number where they may be contacted for overtime, not covered by Subsections (a) and (b) above, and the Employer shall be deemed to have met its obligations under this section by either contacting employees at work or attempting to contact them at the telephone number so provided. (e) The Employer reserves the right to remove any employee from the scheduled overtime lists for a period of six months when that employee has previously rejected two offers of overtime under Subsection (c) without good and sufficient reason during any six month period. 23.6 Refusal of Overtime

All employees shall have the right to refuse to work overtime without being subject to disciplinary action, except when required to work such overtime in emergency situations.

23.7 Overtime Entitlement

An employee will be entitled to compensation for authorized overtime in excess of the scheduled daily hours. Overtime shall be compensated for the exact time worked except as provided in Section 23.11.

23.8 Overtime Meal Allowance

(a) When an employee is required to work three hours or more immediately before or after completion of his scheduled daily hours, he shall be provided with a meal, the cost of which will not exceed $10.30. A meal break of 20 minutes will be given.

Effective June 1st, 2001, the meal allowance will be increased to $11.50.

(b) If the employee continues to work overtime beyond three hours a further meal shall be provided upon completion of an additional four hours worked and upon the completion of every three hours worked thereafter. (c) When an employee is not on standby and is called out for overtime prior to his scheduled shift and it was not possible to give at least one-half hours' notice to permit preparation of the meal normally taken to work, the Employer shall provide the meal.

(d) In the case of an employee called out on overtime to work on a rest day, (a) and (b) above will apply only to hours worked outside his regular shift times for a normal workday.

23.9 No Layoff to Compensate for Overtime

Employees shall not be required to lay off scheduled work to equalize any overtime worked.

23.10 Overtime for Part-Time or Event-Time Employees

(a) A part-time or event-time employee working less than the normal hours per day of a full-time employee, and who is required to work longer than his scheduled shift, shall be paid at the rate of straight-time for the hours so worked, up to and including the normal hours in the working day of a full-time employee.

(b) A part-time or event-time employee working less than the normal days per week of a full-time employee, and who is required to work other than his scheduled shift, shall be paid at the rate of straight-time for the days so worked up to and including the normal workdays in the workweek of a full-time employee.

(c) Overtime rates shall apply to hours worked in excess of (a) and (b) above.

23.11 Callout Provisions

An employee who is called back to work after working the equivalent of a normal full-time shift shall be compensated for a minimum of three hours at overtime rates.

23.12 Rest Interval After Overtime

The Employer shall make every effort to ensure a rest interval of eight clear hours between the end of overtime and the beginning of the next regular shift.

In solidarity

Kim Howse
Staff Representative


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