Toronto East & Smiths Falls East/West Territory
Mandatory Familiarization Trips Belleville Sub and Winchester Sub: ECCP
Running Trade employees will be responsible for ensuring they make arrangements for familiarization trip(s) onto the Belleville and Winchester Subdivisions, as follows:
Familiarization under the ECCP will commence July 3, 2006.
A minimum of 2 trips (one in each direction) and a maximum of 3 trips will be allowed for Toronto & Smiths Falls crews on the applicable subdivisions between 19.32 Belleville Sub and 103.80 Winchester Sub, as per the local agreement on familiarization trips. Additional trips may be allowed, if required, after consultation with the applicable Manager. All employees, while working a tour of duty will require 2 hours remaining on their clock to complete this familiarization. It is suggested that these familiarization trips be completed during daylight hours to best familiarize the employee but will be left up to the individual employee.
Employees may decide to undertake this familiarization at their discretion, but should take the daylight and possible fatigue issues into consideration. All Toronto East and Smiths Falls East and West Running Trades employees must accomplish this familiarization, if required, before September 1, 2006.
All employees not already familiarized will be expected to take familiarization on Belleville and Winchester Subs (for familiarization purposes only). RTE’s will be required to communicate with the RTC/NMC Operations Manager or Montreal Operations Centre when they are making these trips, to determine the likelihood of the train will be delayed for meets or switching operations. If the train has work at , or will be delayed for meets prior to the limits of the ECCP, it may not be prudent to remain on this particular train for familiarization.
The employee will be required to advise the applicable RTC to ensure that they are aware that he/she is on the train so the RTC can arrange for a taxi to meet them at the predetermined location. Employee board placement will be as per Local Agreements.
Employees that have taken the familiarization will be required to advise the designated manager when they have taken the trips for record keeping purposes. A form will be developed to capture this information and upon completion of each familiarization trip, must be placed in the designated location.
It is recommended that the familiarizing Locomotive Engineer should operate the train during their familiarization trips.
All employees must remain in the cab of the lead locomotive, and are responsible for the observance of operating rules, special instructions and other regulations.
Payment for training/familiarization trips
Employees that run long for familiarization purposes will be paid 4 hours at “other than RQ rates” per familiarization trip.
Training allowance for the crew members providing the familiarization will be paid according to the collective agreement, under training.
All other applications of the ECCP will be governed by the terms and conditions contained within the Collective Agreement.
Local arrangements will be made to have Local Union Representatives on site for the initial familiarization period in order to assist Running Trades employees with logistics and other operational issues relating to the ECCP.
This agreement is signed this 13th day of June, 2006.
For the Company: For the Union:
G.S. Nelson J. Campbell
Manager, Road Operations Local Chairman, TCRC-LE
A.S. Doyle B. Hiller
Road Manager Local Chairman, TCRC-T
C. Grapes D. Lemay
Road Manager Local Chairman, TCRC-LE
Local Chairman, TCRC-LE
ViceLocal Chairman, TCRC-T
for/A. Donivan - LC