BR-111428 (February 25, 2011) -- Between tours of duty on the employer's merchant marine vessel, the claimant was in total unemployment under G.L. c. 151A, sec. 1(r). He was out of work because the collective bargaining agreement mandated an end to his assignment. He registered with the hiring hall and, as an uncertified bosun, could only be re-employed through his hiring hall and only if a certified bosun was available.
BR-106952 (Feb. 13, 2009) -- Vacation pay to a merchant marine on shore leave was disqualifying remuneration under G.L. c. 151A, sec. 1(r), because he retained a contractual right to continued employment during this period of compulsory job rotation.