Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Collective Agreement update: Personal and Volunteer Leave

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To: Heads of Compensation and Labour Relations

On the Employer granted a Policy Grievance on the application of clause 17.13 and paragraph 17.21 (b) of the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing Collective Agreement (expiry collective agreement).

The grievance response confirmed that, unlike most other collective agreements, the 7.5 hours of personal leave and 7.5 hours of volunteer leave provided in the collective agreement do not have to be taken in a single period.

The relevant AV collective agreement (expiry June 21, 2011) provisions specified in clause 17.13 and paragraph 17.21 (b) read as follows. Note that this language has not changed from the previous collective agreement upon which the grievance filed.

17.13 Volunteer Leave

Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, seven decimal five (7.5) hours of leave with pay to work as a volunteer for a charitable or community organization or activity, other than for activities related to the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign;

The leave will be scheduled at a time convenient both to the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leave at such time as the employee may request.

17.21 Leave With or Without Pay for Other Reasons

(b) Personal Leave

Subject to operational requirements as determined by the Employer and with an advance notice of at least five (5) working days, the employee shall be granted, in each fiscal year, seven decimal five (7.5) hours of leave with pay for reasons of a personal nature.

The leave will be scheduled at a time convenient to both the employee and the Employer. Nevertheless, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to grant the leave at such time as the employee may request.

Important Note:

In the case of all collective agreements, it is imperative that the employee's relevant collective agreement be referred to when establishing entitlements as not all collective agreements have identical wording.

Departmental Compensation and Labour Relations Managers should direct any questions that they may have to their appropriate corporate officials who, if need be, can contact the Compensation and Labour Relations Section.

Marc Thibodeau
Director
CPA Compensation Operations
Compensation and Labour Relations
Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer

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