Boilermakers Lodge 146

Travel Assistance Protocol

(Only applicable when activated by the owner)

 

Conditions of Payment:

The following general conditions will apply for travel assistance to turnarounds located in the Wood Buffalo Region (Fort McMurray region) and Edmonton & Area. Verify with your dispatcher to confirm that turnaround is eligible for travel assistance before coming to the job.

 

Travel from all locations:

Must reside outside of Alberta to obtain travel assistance otherwise collective agreement travel of $216 each way to Fort McMurray

Must show proof of applicable travel cost i.e. tickets, gas receipts, hotel expense, etc.

Sixty percent (60%) of “initial in” will be paid on the first cheque and the balance, forty percent (40%) of “initial in” will be paid after thirty (30) calendar days or lay-off whichever occurs first.

 

Qualifying Travel: Candidates for initial travel must travel from their local area. Anyone who is working in Alberta will not qualify for initial travel assistance. Proof of travel will be required.

 

Quits or Terminations: Employees who quit or who have their employment terminated for cause will lose any outstanding portion of their travel subsidy.

 

Alcohol & Drug Testing: Workers must have successfully passed a drug and alcohol test that complies with the requirements under the Canadian Model Policy prior to being paid any travel subsidy. It is recommended that workers complete such tests before booking travel.

 

Return Travel Subsidy: Employees will be paid their return subsidy on the pay cheque following the shutdown/turnaround conclusion or lay-off whichever occurs first.

 

Transfers: Employees hired under this protocol that are transferred from one qualifying project or another qualifying project for the same contractor/owner will continue to be credited with time towards qualifying for a travel subsidy.

 

General:

This protocol may be cancelled at the discretion of the owner. In the event of cancellation of the program, anyone who has received an “initial in” will be eligible for full payment of the “terminal out”.

 

Note: this protocol will be in effect for the shutdown/turnaround period (initial/terminal)

For welders that accept calls for the Wood Buffalo Region (Fort McMurray region) and are required to test in Edmonton and qualify for this travel subsidy will be allotted one (1) or two (2) days living out allowance (LOA) depending on job testing requirements and successful completion of the test.

 

The owner shall be the sole arbitrator in resolving eligibilities and interpretations of this program

 

All payment amounts outline in Tables 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be made in Canadian funds.

 

Travel Assistance Amounts (Wood Buffalo/Fort McMurray Region): 

The following subsidy amounts are designed to recover all or most of the expected cost related to air fare from the worker’s home local area to Fort McMurray, Alberta including a $50 allowance for cab fares from the airport in Fort McMurray to the job site. Subsidy amounts are based on average airfare booked one week in advance, including applicable taxes from major airports in the respective area to Fort McMurray. These subsidies are fixed amounts and no additional amounts will be paid for any other expenses the work may incur coming to the job site or returning. Whenever possible, Unions should send information respecting these workers directly to the site they are dispatched to in advance of their arrival at site.

Travel Assistance Within Canada

British Columbia
Zones
1
Initial In
$550
Terminal Out
$550
Saskatchewan
Zones
2
Initial In
$550
Terminal Out
$550
Manitoba
Zones
3
Initial In
$600
Terminal Out
$600
North Western Ontario (Sudbury West)
Zones
4
Initial In
$700
Terminal Out
$700
Ontario (East of Sudbury)
Zones
5
Initial In
$750
Terminal Out
$750
Quebec
Zones
6
Initial In
$800
Terminal Out
$800
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI
Zones
7
Initial In
$900
Terminal Out
$900
Newfoundland
Zones
8
Initial In
$1000
Terminal Out
$1000

Travel Assistance Within USA

Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Zones
2
Initial In
$470
Terminal Out
$470
Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
Zones
3
Initial In
$520
Terminal Out
$520
Califonia, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alaska
Zones
4
Initial In
$620
Terminal Out
$620
Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Zones
5
Initial In
$670
Terminal Out
$670
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Jersey, Vermont, Delaware and District of Columbia
Zones
6
Initial In
$720
Terminal Out
$720
Florida
Zones
7
Initial In
$820
Terminal Out
$820
Hawaii
Zones
8
Initial In
$920
Terminal Out
$920

Travel Assistance Amounts (Edmonton & Area):

The following travel subsidy applies to projects in the Edmonton & Area. Subsidy amounts are based on average airfare booked one week in advance, including applicable taxes from major airports in the respective area to Edmonton. These subsidies are fixed amounts and no additional amounts will be paid for any other expenses that the worker may incur coming to the jobsite or upon returning.

Travel Assistance Within Canada

From Edmonton Main Post office to a 600 km radius
Zones
1
Initial In
$0
Terminal Out
$0
From the 600 km radius to the balance of Saskatchewan
Zones
2
Initial In
$370
Terminal Out
$370
From the 600 km radius to the balance of British Columbia
Zones
2
Initial In
$370
Terminal Out
$370
Manitoba
Zones
3
Initial In
$420
Terminal Out
$420
Ontario West of Longitude 81 degrees (Sudbury Area)
Zones
4
Initial In
$520
Terminal Out
$520
Ontario East of Longitude 81 degrees (Sudbury Area)
Zones
5
Initial In
$570
Terminal Out
$570
Quebec
Zones
6
Initial In
$620
Terminal Out
$620
Maritimes except Newfoundland
Zones
7
Initial In
$720
Terminal Out
$720
Newfoundland
Zones
8
Initial In
$820
Terminal Out
$820

Travel Assistance Within USA

Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Zones
2
Initial In
$370
Terminal Out
$370
Nevada, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas
Zones
3
Initial In
$420
Terminal Out
$420
California, Arizona, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Alaska
Zones
4
Initial In
$520
Terminal Out
$520
Texas. Michigan, ohio, Indiana, kentucky, Tennessee, louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Zones
5
Initial In
$570
Terminal Out
$570
Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, new Hampshire, Maryland, new Jersey, Vermont, Delaware and District of Columbia
Zones
6
Initial In
$620
Terminal Out
$620
Florida
Zones
7
Initial In
$720
Terminal Out
$720
Hawaii
Zones
8
Initial In
$820
Terminal Out
$820

Note: Employees who resign after being recruited under this protocol will not be eligible for hire on “the” owner’s Project(s) or for “the” employing contractor up to ninety (90) calendar days for the first quitting incident and progressively longer no rehire periods for incidents thereafter. Employees who are terminated for just cause will not be eligible for hire for a minimum of ninety (90) calendar days for the first dismissal incident and progressively longer no rehire periods for incidents thereafter.