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WORK LIST RULES


Effective October 1, 2016

 

Here are the Local Union dispatching rules which must be followed by all members.  Failure to abide by, or any attempt to circumvent these rules shall be deemed a violation of the IBEW Constitution, The Local Union Bylaws, and an offense under article 25 of the IBEW Constitution.  Any member found to be in violation of the Local Bylaws, or IBEW constitution may have charges levied upon them.

 

1. The Business Manager shall maintain all rights to the handling of jobs for unemployed members as per article 13, section 14 of the local Union bylaws, and any other applicable bylaws.  These rules shall be the guiding policy for dispatch of unemployed members, and any violation of these rules may result in suspension from the out of work list by the Business Manager.  Any member who has a concern with or knowledge of any list rule violations shall submit their concern to the Business Manager in writing on a duly signed and dated letter.

 

2. No Member shall be eligible or dispatched for employment unless they are current in their dues at the time of the call.  If any member is in arrears with their dues then they will not be contacted, or dispatched, and will be considered unavailable for work until such time as their dues are current.  On the first day of the month when a member becomes delinquent, they are frozen at their current position on the list.  On their first day of the second month of delinquency the member will be moved back two spaces on the list.  On the first day of the third month of delinquency, the member will be moved back three places on the list.  On the first day of the fourth month of delinquency the member will be removed from the list and their membership shall be suspended.  Member who are suspended will also lose their Health & Welfare benefits as per Article 21 of the IBEW Constitution.  All members working for a signatory contractor must remain current at all times.  No notification of dues owed shall be made to the members from the union.

 

3. No member shall be contacted for a call, or dispatched for local employment if they do not have all required, valid NBCSA safety at the time of the call.  If the member does not have their required courses, they shall not lose their position on the work list; however they will not be contacted for dispatch, and will not be considered available for work until such time as they have all required courses up to date.  No notification shall be made to the member from the union.

 

4. If a member is not qualified to accept a particular call, then the next available member who meets the qualifications will be called.

 

5. Any member found to be working in the electrical construction trade, in a bargaining position (general foreman, foreman, journeyman, lead hand, or apprentice) without referral from the union, or under the terms of a salting agreement, shall forfeit their right to be on the out of work list.  The member will also cease receiving any benefits from the local, and have their Health & Welfare benefits suspended as per Article 21 Section 2. of the IBEW Constitution.

 

6. Any member holding a valid contractors license for the province of New Brunswick shall be signatory to IBEW Local 1555 and shall sign a voluntary recognition with the Union as per the Collective Agreement.  Any member who holds such a license shall not work through the local union in a bargaining position and shall not be on the out of work list.

 

7. Only members who have been laid off due to lack of work may be eligible for dispatch from the Local 1555 office (a member can't leave a job in order to secure a position on the list).  No member shall be eligible for dispatch while they are currently working for a signatory contractor to which they have been dispatched (a member cannot switch from one contractor to another without first being laid off due to lack of work).

 

8. Members who quit any local job, or signatory contractor without just cause, determined by EI qualification, will be placed at the end of the out of work list after a 30 day suspension.

 

9. All members are required to sign the out of work book upon being laid off from both local, and travel calls referred from Local 1555.  Any member who fails to sign the out of work book shall not be dispatched.  Members have one week from the date of lay off (Member must contact the office by phone or email at the date of lay off in order to reserve their position on the list) to sign the book and secure their position on the list.  After one week has elapsed, members will be placed on the out of work list accordingly.

 

10. Members who wish to travel must notify the Local 1555 office in writing (fax, email, or hand delivered).

 

11. All dispatching for employment with a signatory contractor shall be done between the office of the Business Manager and the contractor.  No member shall accept a name hire call position without being dispatched by the Business Manager.

 

12. Apprentices shall be dispatched through the local union through a separate out of work list.  Apprentices shall be name hire and shall make themselves available.  Apprentices who refuse a call for work, or cannot be contacted at the time of a call may be removed from the out of work list.  Apprentices who have been removed from the out of work list for refusing a call or not being reachable may remain off the list until they have appeared before the Examining board, and the Business Manager is satisfied with the outcome.  All apprentices are required to update their status with the NB Apprenticeship Training Officer (hours worked, blocks completed, etc..).  The Training Officer will notify the Business Manager once the apprentices status has been updated.

 

13. Members who refuse a local work call for a signatory contractor will be dropped 10 positions on the out of work list.  The only exceptions when refusing a call is for a contractor who is more than 2 months delinquent with their Health & Welfare and Pension remittance, or on any “X-rate” job.

 

14. Members who are terminated by their employer with just cause will be placed at the end of the list after a 30 day suspension.  The Business Manager may waive this rule provided the member has provided sufficient reason in writing, signed and dated.

 

15. Members have the right to refuse travel calls with no position lost on the list.

 

16. Members who quit a travel job, determined by their original record of employment (not EI qualification), will be placed at the end of the out of work list after a 30 day suspension.  There will also be an additional 5 month suspension from being able to travel.

 

17. Travel dues are to be paid to Local 1555 by any member who has been dispatched by Local 1555 to another IBEW Local jurisdiction in accordance with Local 1555 Bylaws Article X sec.5 (c).  Forty hours worked in a month is considered a full month for travel dues.

 

18. Members may be “frozen” at their current number on the out of work list for vacation time for a maximum of 4 weeks per year.  In order to maintain your position on the list while on vacation, members must notify the Business Manager in writing (fax, email, mail, or hand delivered) prior to commencing their vacation.  Members must also notify the Business Manager  in writing (fax, email, mail, or hand delivered) when they are ready to become active on the list again.  Failure to notify the Business Manager when you are ready to return to work will result in the member losing one position per week (after the 4 weeks have lapsed) until they notify the Business Manager in writing that they are ready to return to active status.

 

19. Members are responsible to notify the office in writing (fax, email, mail, or hand delivered) of any changes in their contact information.

 

20. The Business Manager will attempt to contact eligible members within the time allowable to fill a particular call.

 

21. A member may have their name frozen on the out of work list for medical reasons so long as they provide a dated note from their doctor.  Once a member's name has been frozen on the out of work list for medical reasons, they will not be dispatched until they provide a second note from their doctor clearing them for work.

 

22. Any exceptions to these rules will only be made by the Business Manager with consultation from the Executive board when necessary.

 

 

23. Positioning of journeyman on the out of work list will be handled as follows.

 

Journeymen on Local and Travel List

 

First week of employment--------------------------------------------0 positions dropped

Second week of employment-----------------------------------------5 positions dropped

Third week of emplyoyment, and every week thereafter--------------------3 positions

 

 

Name Hired Journeymen on Local work list

 

First week of employment--------------------------------------------5 positions dropped

Second week of employment---------------------5 positions dropped

Third week of emplyoyment, and every week thereafter--------------------3 positions