According to Article 4.3 of the Working Rules "Any member who is fired or quits must be on the out-of-work list for fourteen days to be eligible for a name hire unless otherwise approved by the Business Manager." This does NOT change if you are being name hired into supervision. You may also be subject to disciplinary actions under the Pride and Progress Program.
Once again I find myself having to remind the name-hired members that the procedure for dispatch is still the same. If you live within 40 km from the city limits of Edmonton you are required to come to the hall in person. Any member living outside those limits can phone to register in for work.
Signing the Out of Work List
No matter where you live you can add your name to the out of work list by phone when you are laid off by calling the main office at (780) 451-5992 during regular business hours. When the call is answered by the automated system enter 1. Your call will then be forwarded to one of the office assistants who will add your name to the out of work list.
Apprentices attending trade school should add their names to the out of work list at the beginning of the school term. If you are returning to your job after completion of school you can be recalled. However, if you aren’t recalled at least your name will have ridden up the list during the time you were in school. This will make a difference to how long you have to wait until you get dispatched out again.
Calling the Callout
When listening to the callout you will hear the manpower orders listed under: non drug testing sites; drug testing sites and shop calls. The newest jobs are listed first and outstanding orders listed last under each category. The website lists everything in alphabetical order.
As many of you are aware the phone lines into the union hall get extremely busy during the shutdown season. With hundreds of people phoning the call out tape at night the phone system cannot always handle the volume and your call may be automatically sent to our main voice mail system. Please simply hang up and try again instead of leaving a message telling us that you were trying to reach the tape. Another good option for you, if you have a computer, is to go to the web site, www.boilermakers.ca; click on dispatch then onto callout. We are working on a system to allow you to hear the callout on the website as well and will try to keep you updated on the progress of that.
Using the Toll Free Number
As you know we have a toll free number for out of town members to listen to the callout without being charged for the phone call. However, local calls (Edmonton and area) to the toll free number are costing you, on average, 200.00 to 300.00 per month. This is money poorly spent so please, if you are in the city of Edmonton, or area, call 414-6860 to hear the callout. All calls go to the same tape no matter what number you phone.
Name Hires and Posting In
Any member being name hired must still follow regular dispatch procedures. Name hires from out of town are to post in by phone between 8:00 and 9:00 am and will be called back at the beginning of dispatch. Name hires living in Edmonton and area are to come down to the Union Hall at 9:30 a.m. to verify that you want the job and to pick up your slip. Simply hearing your name on the call out does not mean you are dispatched!
Members living out of town and posting in for work should have pen and paper ready to take down the information you will need to get on the job (phone numbers, names, times, locations, etc). This helps to speed up the process for everyone.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Any member who fails a pre-access alcohol and drug test must inform the dispatch office in order to have your name returned to its place on the list. Due to the privacy act the testing labs cannot give us this information.
C.S.T.S. will no longer require re-certification every three years so anyone certified after January 1, 2004 will not be required to renew their tickets.
Once again I would like to remind you to check the expiry dates of your safety tickets. Don’t wait until you have a dispatch slip in your hand to find out you need to update your tickets, as the CSTS computers may be all booked up.