(a) Lay-off Because of Breakdown
When a breakdown of equipment or a lack of material or work occurs and an employee is sent home as a result thereof, such employee may be sent home without regard to seniority, provided that such total time lost by any such employee shall not exceed three (3) working days in any one calendar month. If an employee(s) is required to work, the most senior qualified person(s) on that particular crew will remain.
(b) End or Start of Month Lay-Offs
Should a lay-off occur during the last three (3) working days of a calendar month and extend into the next calendar month up to a maximum of three (3) working days, then this will count as one lay-off and not two separate lay-offs.
Article 15.05 Reporting Allowance
If the work for which the employee was scheduled to report is not available, or if there is no substitute work for him which is within his reasonable capacity to perform, and which is not of such nature as to involve material change in the employee’s working conditions, he shall be paid nevertheless for four (4) hours of work. The rate of pay shall be the standard hourly rate and any shift premium or out-of-line differential that applied. If he refuses such substitute work, he shall not get the four (4) hours reporting pay. If the work forwhich the employee was scheduled would have been paid for at overtime rates, he shall receive four (4) hours reporting pay at the applicable overtime rate. The Company shall not be liable for reporting pay if it has notified the employee not to report to work at least four (4) hours in advance of his scheduled reporting time,
or if the failure to provide work is caused through a natural disaster or power disruption.
If an employee is told not to report to work for his regular shift, the employee will consider that shift cancelled
and if he is called to work before his next regular shift, he will be paid two (2) times his hourly rate.