Union Memo – BTS Weekends Off
TO: ALL ONTARIO BTS LOCALS AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
January 18, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
Re: Union Memo – BTS Weekends Off
Over the past few weeks we have been receiving calls regarding the number of Saturdays that a RFT3 can work in an eight week schedule in relationship with vacation weeks. We thought it best to clarify in a memo to everyone and dispel any contradictions being raised or applied.
The first thing to remember, as per article 16.02 e) iii , the language sets a limit on the number of weekends that an RFT3 can be scheduled to work. The confusion seems to be that some members are looking at the language backwards and think they have two guaranteed weekends off out of eight weekends. Further thinking that if they have a weeks’ vacation in an eight week schedule that they are now entitled to four weekends off. This is not the case.
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