January 21, 2021
Sisters, Brothers, Friends,
The purpose of this bulletin is to update you on the status and provide clarification of the boot allowance.
Per the new Collective Agreement, boot allowance has been increased to $175. Members should have been paid $120 in the first pay period of 2021 and the balance of $55 will be paid in April. Starting next year, the allowance will be paid in full to everyone starting in January.
This allowance includes Ships’ Officers, who are now eligible for footwear allowance under Article 28.04 of the Collective Agreement.
If a member has not received their $120 footwear allowance, please contact your local Employee Relations department and your Local Union President.
To view as pdf: Bulletin #1 Boot Allowance