RULE 5. STARTING TIME. (a) Regularly assigned yard crews shall have a fixed starting
time and the starting time of a crew will not be changed without at least 48
hours advance notice. Practices as to
handling of transfer crew are not affected by this section.
(b) Where three 8-hour
shifts are worked in continuous service, the time for the first shift to begin
work will be between 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.; the second 2:30 p.m. and 4:00
p.m.; and the third 10:30 p.m. and 12 midnight.
two shifts are worked in continuous service, the first shift may be started
during any one of the periods named in section (b).
(d) Where two shifts are
worked not in continuous service, the time for the first shift to begin work
will be between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and the second not later
than 10:30 p.m.
an independent assignment is worked regularly, the starting time will be during
one of the periods provided in sections (b) and (d).
(f) At points where only one yard crew is regularly
employed, they can be started at any time, subject to section (a).
mutually agreeable, on account of conditions produced by having two standards
of time, starting time may be changed one hour from periods above provided.
time for fixing the beginning of assignments or meal periods is to be
calculated from the time fixed for the crew to begin work as a unit without
regard to preparatory or individual duties.
(i) Regularly assigned yard crews shall each have a
designated point for going on duty and a designated point for going off duty.
(j) Exceptions to this rule may be agreed upon by the
management and General Committee to cover local requirements.