Lieu days

Publish date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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This year, Good Friday falls on March 29, 2013 which is close to the end of the fiscal year. This provides a very short time in which to schedule a lieu day. In light of this, we have received some questions about banking recognized holidays.

Please refer to the information below on how to administer the provisions of Article 22- Recognized Holidays.

  • Article 2202 of the collective agreement provides that whenever a recognized holiday falls on a scheduled day off the lieu day is banked in accordance with Article 2206.
  • Article 2203 provides that a nurse required to work on a recognized holiday is paid time and one half (1 1/2) her/his basic salary and in addition it is understood that one day will be banked in accordance with article 2206.
  • Article 2206 allows nurses to accumulate 4 days off in lieu of recognized holidays. These accumulated days must be taken in the fiscal year in which they are earned unless otherwise agreed between the nurse concerned and the employer.

It is important to note that nurses are not permitted to carry banked days over to the new fiscal year, unless there is mutual agreement with the employer. If a nurse wants to carry banked days to the new fiscal year she/he must make a request to their manager. 

This year some employers, not all, have indicated that they are willing to allow nurses to carry banked lieu days over to the next fiscal year. For this reason, it is especially important to make the request to your employer, as soon as possible,to allow for scheduling of the remaining lieu days in your bank if your employer does not agree. If your employer does not mutually agree, then all your lieu days must be scheduled before March 31, 2013.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Labour Relations Officer at 204-942-1320.

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