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Incentive Standard, Collective Agreement, Wage Schedule and Classifications, Employee Grievance, Incentive System


The facts essential to the settlement of this grievance do not appear to be in dispute. Employees of the company are paid an hourly base rate, as set out in the schedule to the collective agreement, plus incentive pay. The incentive system operates. wholly outside the agreement except for references in art. 10 (c), which is quoted below, and upon which this grievance is based. There are several indirect references to the incentive scheme in the "Wage Schedule and Classifications" appended to the agreement. The references in the schedule do no more than testify to the existence of the incentive system. The system in use is a standard allowed time method of calculating bonus payments.