Article 37 – Sick Leave

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016 | Category: | Author:

A permanent full-time or regular part-time employee who has completed their probationary period and is incapacitated for duty through illness or injury shall be paid for their absence from work as follows: 

Length of Time at 100% of SalaryLength of Time at 80% of SalaryLength of Time at 66 2/3% of Salary
8 wks. (56days)18 wks. (126 days)Payable until recovery or at age 65.

Includes disability payments from other sources.

In the event an employee requires time off due to the illness or injury of the employee’s child, such absence shall be treated as sick leave as set out in Article 37.1 above. However such leave shall be limited to three (3) scheduled tours of duty for any one absence, with a maximum of six (6) days in any calendar year. The Company agrees to consider the provision of compassionate leave, on an individual basis, to employees who may require additional leave to care for a sick or injured child.

An employee who becomes incapacitated through illness or injury during their vacation period shall receive vacation time so lost at a later date, provided they immediately report the illness or injury to the Company and upon return to work, produces a doctor’s certificate showing the length and nature of such illness.  Vacation time so lost shall be exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays and shall be taken at a time convenient to the Company. However, the illness or injury of an employee’s child shall not constitute reason for reinstatement of vacation time. 

An employee who is absent on sick leave on the working day before and after a General Holiday shall be paid sick leave for such Holiday. 

An employee who elects to receive treatment under the Company’s Employee Assistance Program shall be eligible for sick leave in accordance with the provisions of Article 37.1 for the time spent in a treatment centre.

Absence under the provisions of Article 37 shall be reported by the employee, immediately to the employee’s immediate supervisor.  Sick leave shall be reported to the Company by the employee’s supervisor or department head. 

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The Parties agree that sick leave is for the insurance of a level income that would otherwise be lost due to a legitimate illness or injury

Employees will endeavor to schedule medical, dental and eye appointments on their own time.  Where this is not possible and reasonable notice is given, the Company will accommodate the appointment, without loss of pay to the employee.