Scotian Crewing & Supply Services Ltd v Canadian Merchant Service Guild

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Arbitration Decision

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Lay Days, Sea Days, Collective Agreement, New Rate, Vacation Pay


This was a Guild grievance concerning the payment for "lay days" in the first half of February, 1982. Lay days are paid days off earned after sea days have been worked. The current Collective Agreement was retroactive to February 1, 1982. The Company paid for the lay days for early February 1982 at the old rate, on the basis that these lay days had been earned by virtue of sea days worked in January, i.e. under the old Collective Agreement. The Guild claimed that the new rates were applicable.


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