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UW - The Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific Thompson Research Vessel Crew Bargaining Unit Contract

Effective 7/1/15 - 6/30/17

Article 12 - Maintenance and Cure

Section 1.
When any member of the crew of the vessel is injured or becomes ill while in the service of the vessel and is entitled to daily maintenance it shall be at the rate of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day. Crew members who become injured or ill while in the service of the vessel, and who are entitled to daily maintenance away from the vessel under the Federal Doctrine of Maintenance and Cure, will not be required to use sick leave prior to receiving unearned wages. Unearned wages cease at the end of a voyage. While not on a voyage, crew members who do not report to work must account for their time by using sick leave, any other accrued leave, or leave without pay. If a crew member becomes eligible for maintenance and cure in respect to any injury or illness that manifests itself during the period of time that the vessel is not on a voyage (for example, while the vessel is in port or in a shipyard), the crew member will be paid unearned wages to the end of the pay period or until the crew member is fit for duty, whichever occurs first.

Section 2. Continuing Disability.
If an employee is unable to perform the work of the position or class adequately due to mental, sensory, or physical incapacity, the institution will make a good faith effort to reasonably accommodate the employee's disability.

Section 3. Long Term Disability Insurance.
Eligible crew members may participate in any long term disability insurance program offered to classified staff through the University on a self-pay basis.

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