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#4561 vortoozo

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:02 PM

so terminal workers make double what private sector equivalents make.

 

How do you figure? Have you checked wages at unionized private sector employers in town lately? That $26 an hour is likely very comparable to a hotel cook or cashier.



#4562 Benezet

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

How do you figure?....


VHF Stats™ are back..... Coincidence?

#4563 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:15 PM

the vast majority of hospitality workers are not unionized. so comparing with the average private sector it’s still at least double.

btw a unionized food service worker for city of victoria earns about $13 / hour.
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#4564 vortoozo

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 12:41 AM

$26 barely provides a comfortable standard of living in Victoria. While there may be some fat to trim in the ferry system, I think you're looking in the wrong place.



#4565 Matt R.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:35 AM

So many people coming to salt spring from victoria yesterday they had to add an extra sailing last night.

Which is fine, until they all try to leave on Monday! :)

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#4566 Lorenzo

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

 

Industry Passenger transportation services

Established in Canada 1960

Major Canadian hiring locations Comox BC, Richmond BC, Vancouver BC, Prince Rupert BC, Victoria BC, Courtenay BC, Nanaimo BC, West Vancouver BC, Salt Spring Island BC

Full-time employees in Canada 3,508 Part-time employees in Canada 1,194

 

Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension

 

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums

 

Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program

 

Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

 

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months

 

In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring

 

Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year 

 

https://content.elut...-ferry-services

 

  • BC Ferries offers financial support to assist employees on their health and fitness journey through a dedicated reimbursement program, which has helped subsidize the cost of gym memberships, golf lessons and bicycles, as well as employee-organized initiatives such as the Grouse Grind challenge, multiple marathons and races, and the creation of an in-office meditation area

 

And don't forget free travel for you and your family. I think about that every time I miss a ferry by 4-5 cars. Always wonder how many free travelling ferry employees are on the boat ahead of me.



#4567 Mike K.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:06 AM

Add rehab to that list of subsidies.
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#4568 Mike K.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers are responding to Swartz Bay following reports of a naked individual behind the wheel of a vehicle, who is also suspected of being intoxicated.

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#4569 SimonH

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:54 PM

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP officers are responding to Swartz Bay following reports of a naked individual behind the wheel of a vehicle, who is also suspected of being intoxicated.

I wasn't naked, I had my Speedos on !


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#4570 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:07 PM

The Spirit of Vancouver Island was noticeably rocking from side to side in calm waters on its journey today. I asked an officer what was up and he said they have a new autopilot and they have to train it. It was overcompensating the rudder but they don't want to interfere.
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#4571 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:45 PM

I said to the officer that this sounds just like the MCAS system on the 737 MAX and he said don't worry--we're on water and there are four crew members watching it.
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#4572 Mike K.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:52 AM

Autopilot in vessels requires that form of calibration. On smaller boats the way a/p maintains its course is literally through a gentle swaying motion from side to side. A human would me making more corrections to maintain course and they’d be less noticeable.

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#4573 Nparker

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:10 AM

Passing the buck BC Ferries style. https://www.timescol...nses-1.23845063



#4574 Mike K.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:13 AM

B.C. Ferries had budgeted to overhaul the main engines, install new generators, upgrade navigational equipment and improve safety — but the scope of problems far exceeded the original plan.

 

“This is what started to put pressure on the budget,” said Collins. The original price tag of $55.7 million grew to $63.4 million in early 2018, and finally $76 million in 2019.
 

“We were very disappointed in some of the condition of the ship that shouldn’t have been there because a ship being ‘in class’ should not have had these faults,” said Collins.

“We continue to make claims against the class society for compensation for the things that should not have been there but in fact were.”
 

B.C. Ferries also had a tight timeline. The direct Port Hardy-Bella Coola route had been cancelled by the Liberal government in 2013 because it was losing money. Todd Stone, then the transportation minister, said the loss was $7 million a year, resulting in a taxpayer subsidy of $2,500 per vehicle.

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#4575 Matt R.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:12 PM

Howe Sound Queen retires today from the Crofton <-> Vesuvius run, to be replaced by the lower vehicle capacity Quinitsa.

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#4576 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

BC Ferries has put a cork in its plan to start selling liquor aboard its vessels this month.

The ferry service says it's still waiting for a liquor licence after CTV News reported in April the operator would pilot alcohol sales aboard three vessels this summer.

"We originally planned for a June launch, pending approval of the liquor licence application," BC Ferries spokesperson Astrid Braunschmidt said Thursday.

 

 

 

https://vancouverisl...-hold-1.4475377



#4577 shoeflack

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:54 AM

BC Ferries is adding beer and wine to the Pacific Buffet menu starting at the end of October.

 

Alcoholic beverages offered in the buffet area must be purchased with a meal, and are limited to one drink per customer, 19 years of age or older. Like other restaurants in British Columbia, people under the age of 19 will be welcome in the Pacific Buffet, but will not be able to order an alcoholic beverage.

 

https://www.bcferrie...ents?id=1377978



#4578 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

this is about the 9th time they have announced this.

#4579 Nparker

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:02 AM

BC Ferries is adding beer and wine to the Pacific Buffet menu starting at the end of October...

Just in time for the busy, tourist travel seas...oh wait... :huh:



#4580 DustMagnet

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:58 PM

Just in time for the busy, tourist travel seas...oh wait... :huh:

 

Maybe they want to try it when it's not busy first...



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