LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TRAINING AGREEMENT
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY
UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION
The purpose of this agreement is to provide the structure and compensation to encourage the safe and efficient training of locomotive engineers on the Lake Region Hub Seniority District.
Section 1. Engineer Trainees will receive a weekly training rate of $823.57 while engaged in classroom Training.
Section 2. Engineer Trainees will receive $200.00 per training trip including separate deadheads while engaged in On The Job Training (OJT).
Section 3. The rates of pay specified in sections 1 and 2 of this Article and the guarantee specified in Article II, Section 1 will be subject to step rate adjustments and general wage increases.
Section 1. Engineer Trainees engaged in OJT will be guaranteed $1647.13 per biweekly payroll period.
Section 2. Engineer Trainees will be assigned to a Locomotive Engineer of his substitute during each biweekly period.
Section 3. The guarantee will be reduced by lost earnings.
Engineer Trainees will be entitled to personal leave days in accordance with their years of service in the same manner as ground service employees.
Section 1. Engineer Trainees used to fill train service vacancies will not have the train service earnings applied against the engineer trainee guarantee and will not have the engineer trainee guarantee reduced.
Section 2. The Engineer Training Program and the engineer trainee guarantee may be suspended by providing written notice to the involved employee(s) and the General Chairman.
Where other rules, agreements or practices conflict with this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement will apply. This Agreement will be effective January 1, 2005, and remain in effect until changed in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Labor Act.