Please be advised that due to recent severe weather conditions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, effective Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Company will invoke Article P3.06 (see article below) and suspend overtime limitations for Splice-Service Technicians to care for the service difficulties. This affects all areas in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The overtime limitations will also be suspended for Administrative Assistants in the OCC in Medway.
The impacted SSTs and AAs will be required to work twelve hours each day, not including their lunch break. It is expected that impacted employees will work eight hours on Sunday, this will be reviewed on Friday.
P3.06 – “In Plant, an “emergency” is an event of national importance, fire, explosion, or other catastrophe, severe weather conditions, major cable and equipment failures, or an act of God. When an emergency related to severe weather conditions occurs, the Director involved shall discuss it with the Local Union’s Business Manager and the Director – Labor Relations or his representative prior to suspending overtime limitations. The Union’s views on how to best deal with the situation should be solicited and considered. When an emergency related to any other event occurs, the Director involved shall notify the Local Union’s Business Manager and the Director – Labor Relations or his representative as soon as possible after the event.”