Under Article 18.03 (c) of the current UNA Provincial Collective Agreement (which is amended in Article 30 of the Agreement) “where a part-time Employee is not scheduled to work on what would otherwise be a regular work day directly as a result of a Named Holiday, those hours may, at the request of the Employee, be rescheduled in the Cycle of the Shift Schedule.”
At most UNA sites, the Employer must inform the employee of approval or denial of their requests on the vacation planner by April 30. Under Article 17.03 (b) (ii) the Employer must indicate approval or denial of the vacation request in writing within 14 days of the request.
UNA wrote to AHS on April 3 seeking to resolve the issue. UNA proposed that AHS agree it had inadvertently and without bad faith committed an unfair labour practice, and that it agree to meet and negotiate in good faith provisions based on its policy. UNA, in turn, would agree that the Living Donor Wage Replacement Policy may apply as written until the negotiations are complete. UNA never received a response and as a result filed the complaint with the Labour Relations Board.
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