Collective Agreement between the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada regarding the Veterinary Medicine (VM) Group Bargaining Unit
Part B – Working Conditions

Article B1 - Hours of Work

This Article does not apply to VM Group employees on shift work, refer to Article B2 - Shift Work.

B1.01 General

For the purpose of this Article, a work week shall consist of seven (7) consecutive days beginning at 00:01 hours Monday and ending at 24:00 hours Sunday. The day is a twenty-four (24) hour period commencing at 00:01 hours.

B1.02 Normal Work Week

Subject to Article B2, the normal work week shall be thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours and the normal work day shall be seven decimal five (7.5) consecutive hours, exclusive of a lunch period, between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00. The normal work week shall be Monday to Friday inclusive.

B1.03 The Employer shall make every reasonable effort to provide a meal break of at least one-half (½) hour and not exceeding one (1) hour's duration. In situations where the scheduled meal break in the plant exceeds one (1) hour, the meal break shall not exceed one decimal five (1.5) hours. Such meal break shall be as close as possible to the mid-point of the work period unless an alternate arrangement is agreed at the appropriate level between the Employer and the employee.

B1.04 Flexible Hours

Upon the request of an employee and the concurrence of the Employer, an employee may work flexible hours on a daily basis so long as the daily hours amount to seven decimal five (7.5) hours.

B1.05 Monthly Attendance Registers

Employees will submit monthly attendance registers; only those hours of overtime and absences need be specified.

B1.06 Compressed Work Week

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Article, upon request of the employee and the concurrence of the Employer, the employee may complete weekly hours of employment in a period of other than five (5) full days provided that over a period of twenty-eight (28) calendar days the employee works an average of thirty seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week. As part of the provisions of this clause, attendance reporting shall be mutually agreed between the employee and the Employer. In every twenty-eight (28) day period such an employee shall be granted days of rest on such days as are not scheduled as a normal work day for him.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, the implementation of any variation in hours shall not result in any additional overtime work or additional payment by reason only of such variation, nor shall it be deemed to prohibit the right of the Employer to schedule any hours of work permitted by the terms of this Agreement.

B1.07 When operational requirements permit, two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each shall be provided during each normal work day.

Premium Payment

B1.08 This clause applies to VM working in Slaughter Establishments only:

  1. When working at his normal place of work, an employee is entitled to a cash premium payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) in the following circumstances:
    1. when the scheduled hours of work are changed at his normal place of work by the Employer by more than one-half (½) hour;

      and

    2. he is notified by the Employer of the change of hours after the beginning of his previous day meal break.
  2. When working at his normal place of work, an employee is entitled to a cash premium payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) in the following circumstances:
    1. when the scheduled meal break is changed at his normal place of work by the Employer by more than one-half (½) hour;

      and

    2. he is notified by the Employer of the scheduled meal break after the beginning of his previous day meal break.
  3. total cash premium payment under sub-clauses B1.08(a) and (b) shall not be more than twenty dollars ($20.00) per work day.

Article B2 - Shift Work

B2.01

  1. When, because of operational requirement, hours of work are scheduled for employees on a rotating or irregular basis, they shall be scheduled so that employees work an average of seven decimal five (7.5) hours per day and thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week exclusive of meal breaks.
  2. Shift work shall only be scheduled during the normal work week, Monday to Friday.
  3. There will be no split shifts. The Employer shall not schedule more than two (2) shifts per day at the same work site. Each shift may have two (2) separate starting times scheduled within a two (2) hour period.
  4. Prior to introducing an evening or a night shift at a work site, the Employer will provide the employees affected by the change a minimum of three (3) months' notice. The minimum notice can be reduced or waived by the mutual consent of the employees and the Employer.

B2.02 In this Article, "shift schedule" means the arrangement of shifts over a period of time not exceeding two (2) consecutive months and for a minimum period of twenty-eight (28) consecutive days.

B2.03 Every reasonable effort shall be made by the Employer to consider the wishes of the employees concerned in the arrangements of shifts within a shift schedule. In order to help in the consideration of the wishes of the employees concerned, a provisional shift schedule shall be prepared by the Employer and shall be posted at least one (1) month in advance.

B2.04 The Employer shall arrange shifts so that:

  1. an employee's shift shall not be scheduled to commence within fifteen (15) hours of the completion of his previous shift;
  2. subject to operational requirements, no employee without his consent shall be scheduled to work more than two (2) consecutive weeks on the evening or night shift without a following corresponding period on the day shift.

B2.05 When operational requirements permit, two (2) rest periods of fifteen (15) minutes each shall be provided during each normal work day.

B2.06 This clause applies to VM working in Slaughter Establishments only:

  1. When working at his normal place of work, an employee is entitled to a cash premium payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) in the following circumstances:
    1. when the scheduled hours of work are changed at his normal place of work by the Employer by more than one-half (½) hour;

      and

    2. he is notified by the Employer of the change of hours after the beginning of his previous day meal break.
  2. When working at his normal place of work, an employee is entitled to a cash premium payment of twenty dollars ($20.00) in the following circumstances:
    1. when the scheduled meal break is changed at his normal place of work by the Employer by more than one-half (½) hour;

      and

    2. he is notified by the Employer of the scheduled meal break after the beginning of his previous day meal break.
  3. total cash premium payment under sub-clauses B2.06(a) and (b) shall not be more than twenty dollars ($20.00) per work day.

B2.07 Provided it will not result in additional costs to the Employer, employees at the same plant may exchange shifts with the prior permission of the Officer-in-charge. Once the exchange has been approved, the work schedule shall become the official shift schedule.

B2.08 Provisional and final shift schedules shall indicate the working hours for each shift. The final shift schedule shall be published at least one (1) week prior to the commencement of the said shift.

B2.09 If an employee is given less than seven (7) days' advance notice of a change in their shift schedule, such employee will receive compensation at the rate of time decimal five (1.5) for the work performed on the first shift changed. Subsequent shifts worked on the changed schedule shall be paid for at straight-time.

B2.10 During each full shift, the Employer shall make every reasonable effort to provide a meal break of at least one-half (½) hour and not exceeding one (1) hour's duration. In situations where the scheduled meal break in the plant exceeds one (1) hour, then the meal break shall not exceed one decimal five (1.5) hours. Such meal break shall be as close as possible to the mid-point of the shift, unless an alternate arrangement is agreed at the appropriate level between the Employer and the employee.

B2.11

  1. Where an employee's scheduled shift does not commence and end on the same day, such shift shall be considered for all purposes to have been entirely worked:
    1. on the day it commenced where half (½) or more of the hours worked fall on that day, or
    2. on the day it terminates where more than half (½) of the hours worked fall on that day.
  2. Accordingly, the first day of rest will be considered to start immediately after midnight of the calendar day on which the employee worked or is deemed to have worked his last scheduled shift; and the second day of rest will start immediately after midnight of the employee's first day of rest, or immediately after midnight of an intervening designated paid holiday if days of rest are separated thereby.

B2.12 Shift Premium

An employee will receive a shift premium for all hours worked, including hours of overtime, on shifts more than half of which are scheduled between 18:00 and 06:00, at the rate of two dollars ($2.00) per hour.

Article B3 - Overtime

B3.01 When an employee is required by the Employer to work overtime the employee shall be compensated as follows:

  1. on the employee's normal work day, at the rate of time decimal five (1.5) for the first seven decimal five (7.5) overtime hours worked, and double (2) time thereafter;
  2. on the employee's first day of rest, at time decimal five (1.5) for the first seven decimal five (7.5) overtime hours worked and double (2) time thereafter;
  3. on their second or subsequent day of rest, at double (2) time for each hour of overtime worked. Second or subsequent day of rest means the second or subsequent day in an unbroken series of consecutive and contiguous calendar days of rest.

B3.02 Calculation of Overtime

All calculations of overtime shall be based on each completed period of fifteen (15) minutes.

B3.03 Except in the cases of emergency, call-back, standby or mutual agreement, the Employer shall whenever possible give at least twelve (12) hours notice of any requirement for the performance of overtime. Where, due to operational requirements, the twelve (12) hour notice period is not feasible, a reasonable amount of notice, based on the circumstances at hand, shall be given.

B3.04 When a payment is being made as a result of the application of this Article, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks following the end of the pay period for which the employee requests payment.

B3.05

  1. An employee who works three (3) or more hours of overtime immediately before or immediately following such employee's scheduled hours of work shall be reimbursed for one (1) meal in the amount of ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50), except where free meals are provided. Reasonable time with pay, to be determined by the Employer, shall be allowed the employee in order to take a meal either at or adjacent to such employee's place of work.
  2. When an employee works overtime continuously extending four (4) hours or more beyond the period provided in (a) above, such employee shall be reimbursed for one (1) additional meal in the amount of ten dollars and fifty-cents ($10.50) except where free meals are provided. Reasonable time with pay, to be determined by the Employer, shall be allowed the employee in order that they may take a meal break either at or adjacent to his place of work.
  3. Articles B3.05(a) and (b) shall not apply to an employee who is in travel status which entitles the employee to claim expenses for lodging and/or meals.

Article B4 - Call-Back

B4.01 When an employee is called back to work or when an employee who is on standby duty is called back to work by the Employer any time outside their normal working hours such employee shall be entitled to the greater of:

  1. a minimum of three (3) hours' pay at the applicable overtime rate,
    or
  2. compensation at the applicable overtime rate for each hour worked.

B4.02 Where an employee completes a call-back requirement without leaving the location at which the employee was contacted, the minimum of three (3) hours provided in B4.01(a) shall be replaced by a minimum of one (1) hour which shall apply only once in respect of each one (1) hour period.

B4.03 When a payment is being made as a result of the application of this Article, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks following the end of the pay period for which the employee requests payment.

**Article B5 - Standby

**B5.01

  1. An employee designated for standby duty shall be available during their period of standby at a known telephone number and be readily able to return for duty as quickly as possible and within a reasonable time frame determined by the Employer, if called. The Employer will normally supply an electronic communications device or cellular telephone to an employee designated for standby duty.
  2. Where an employee who is supplied by the Employer with an electronic communications device or cellular telephone is not required to be available to respond to contacts, the employee is not deemed to be on standby duty.

**B5.02 When the Employer requires an employee to be readily available on standby during off-duty hours an employee shall be compensated at the rate of decimal five (0.5) hour for each four (4) hour period or portion thereof for which such employee has been designated as being on standby duty.

B5.03 An employee on standby who is called in to work by the Employer and who reports for work shall be compensated in accordance with Article B4 - Call-Back.

B5.04 No standby duty payment shall be granted if any employee is unable to report for duty when required.

Article B6 - Reporting Pay

B6.01

  1. When an employee is required to report and reports to work on the employee's day of rest, the employee is entitled to a minimum of three (3) hours' compensation at the applicable overtime rate of pay;
  2. The minimum payment referred to in (a) above, does not apply to part-time employees. Part-time employees will receive a minimum payment in accordance with B14.10.

B6.02 When an employee reports for work under the conditions described in clause B6.01, and is required to use transportation services other than normal public transportation services, the employee shall be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as follows:

  1. kilometric allowance at the rate normally paid to an employee when authorized by the Employer to use his or her automobile when the employee travels by means of the employee's own automobile;
    or
  2. out-of-pocket expenses for other means of commercial transportation.

B6.03 Payments provided under Article B4 - Call-Back Pay and Article B6 - Reporting Pay shall not be pyramided; that is, an employee shall not receive more than one compensation for the same service.

Article B7 - Designated Paid Holidays

A designated paid holiday shall account for seven decimal five (7.5) hours only.

B7.01 Subject to clause B7.02, the following days shall be designated paid holidays for employees:

  1. New Year's Day,
  2. Good Friday,
  3. Easter Monday,
  4. the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council for celebration of the Sovereign's birthday,
  5. Canada Day,
  6. Labour Day,
  7. the day fixed by proclamation of the Governor in Council as a general day of Thanksgiving,
  8. Remembrance Day,
  9. Christmas Day,
  10. Boxing Day,
  11. one additional day in each year that, in the opinion of the Employer, is recognized to be a provincial or civic holiday in the area in which the employee is employed, or in any area where, in the opinion of the Employer, no such day is recognized as a provincial or civic holiday, the first Monday in August,
    and
  12. one additional day when proclaimed by an Act of Parliament as a National Holiday.

B7.02 An employee absent without pay on both his full working day immediately preceding and their full working day immediately following a designated paid holiday, is not entitled to pay for the holiday, except in the case of an employee who is granted leave without pay under the provisions of Article C18 - Leave for Labour Relations Matters.

B7.03 Designated Paid Holiday Falling on a Day of Rest

When a day designated as a paid holiday under Article B7.01 coincides with an employee's day of rest, the holiday shall be moved to the employee's first normal working day following their day of rest.

B7.04 When a day designated as a paid holiday for an employee is moved to another day under the provisions of Article B7.03:

  1. work performed by an employee on the day from which the holiday was moved shall be considered as work performed on a day of rest,
    and
  2. work performed by an employee on the day to which the holiday was moved, shall be considered as work performed on a holiday.

B7.05 Compensation for Work on a Designated Paid Holiday

Compensation for work on a paid holiday shall be as follows:

  1. on a designated paid holiday, compensation shall be granted on the basis of time decimal five (1.5) for each hour worked up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours and double (2) time thereafter, in addition to the compensation that the employee would have been granted had they not worked on the designated holiday;
    or
  2. when an employee works on a holiday, contiguous to a second day of rest on which they also worked and received overtime in accordance with Article B3.01(c), they shall be paid in addition to the pay that they would have been granted had they not worked on the holiday, two (2) times their hourly rate of pay for all time worked.

B7.06 Designated Paid Holiday Coinciding with a Day of Paid Leave

Where a day that is a designated paid holiday for an employee coincides with a day of leave with pay or is moved as a result of Article B7.03, the designated paid holiday shall not count as a day of leave.

Article B8 - Travelling Time

B8.01 When the Employer requires an employee to travel outside their headquarters area for the purpose of performing duties, the employee shall be compensated in the following manner:

  1. On a normal working day on which such employee travels but does not work, the employee will receive their regular pay for the day.
  2. On a normal working day on which such employee travels and works, the employee shall be paid:
    1. their regular pay for the day for a combined period of travel and work not exceeding seven decimal five (7.5) hours,

      and

    2. at the applicable overtime rate for additional travel time in excess of a seven decimal five (7.5) hour period of work and travel, with a maximum payment for such additional travel time not to exceed twelve (12) hours pay at the straight-time rate in any day or fifteen (15) hours pay at the straight-time rate when travelling beyond North America.
  3. On a day of rest or on a designated paid holiday, the employee shall be paid at the applicable overtime rate for hours travelled to a maximum of twelve (12) hours pay at the straight time rate or fifteen (15) hours pay at the straight-time rate when travelling beyond North America.

B8.02 For the purpose of clause B8.01, the travelling time for which an employee shall be compensated is as follows:

  1. For travel by public transportation, the time between the scheduled time of departure and the time of arrival at a destination, including the normal travel time to the point of departure, as determined by the Employer.
  2. For travel by private means of transportation, the normal time as determined by the Employer, to proceed from the employee's place of residence or work place, as applicable, direct to such employee's destination and, upon such employee's return, direct back to their residence or work place.
  3. In the event that an alternate time of departure and/or means of travel is requested by the employee, the Employer may authorize such alternate arrangements in which case compensation for travelling time shall not exceed that which would have been payable under the Employer's original determination.

B8.03 All calculations for travelling time shall be based on each completed period of fifteen (15) minutes.

B8.04 When a payment is being made as a result of the application of this Article, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks following the end of the pay period for which the employee requests payment.

B8.05 This Article does not apply to an employee required to perform work in any type of transport in which such employee is travelling. In such circumstances, the employee shall receive pay for actual hours worked in accordance with the Articles B1 - Hours of Work, B3 - Overtime, and B7 - Designated Paid Holidays.

B8.06 Travelling time shall include time necessarily spent at each stop-over en route provided that such stop-over does not include an overnight stay.

B8.07 Compensation shall not be paid for travelling time to courses, training sessions, conferences and seminars to which an employee is sent for the purpose of career development, unless the employee is required to attend by the Employer.

B8.08 Travel Status Leave

  1. An employee who is required to travel outside his headquarters area on government business, as these expressions are defined by the Employer, and is away from his permanent residence for forty (40) nights during a fiscal year shall be granted fifteen (15) hours off with pay. The employee shall be credited with an additional seven decimal five (7.5) hours off for each additional twenty (20) nights that the employee is away from his permanent residence to a maximum of eighty (80) nights.
  2. The maximum number of hours off earned under this clause shall not exceed thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours in a fiscal year and shall accumulate as compensatory leave with pay.
  3. This leave with pay is deemed to be compensatory leave and is subject to clause B14.01.
  4. The provisions of this clause do not apply when the employee travels in connection with courses, training sessions, professional conferences and seminars.

Article B9 - Technological Change

B9.01 The parties have agreed that in cases where, as a result of technological change, the services of an employee are no longer required beyond a specific date because of lack of work or the discontinuance of a function, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Employee Transition Appendix (see Appendix "B") will apply. In all other cases, the following clauses will apply:

B9.02 In this Article "Technological Change" means:

  1. the introduction by the Employer of equipment or material of a substantially different nature than that previously utilized which will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of employees;
    or
  2. a major change in the Employer's operations directly related to the introduction of that equipment or material which will result in significant changes in the employment status or working conditions of the employees.

B9.03 Both parties recognize the overall advantages of technological change and will, therefore, encourage and promote technological change in the Employer's operations. Where technological change is to be implemented, the Employer will seek ways and means of minimizing adverse effects on employees which might result from such changes.

B9.04 The Employer agrees to provide as much advance notice as is practicable but, except in cases of emergency, not less than one hundred and eighty (180) days written notice to the Institute of the introduction or implementation of technological change.

B9.05 The written notice provided for in Article B9.04 will provide the following information:

  1. the nature and degree of change;
  2. the anticipated date or dates on which the Employer plans to effect change;
  3. the location or locations involved.

B9.06 As soon as is reasonably practicable after notice is given under Article B9.04, the Employer shall consult with the Institute concerning the effects of the technological change referred to in Article B9.04 on each group of employees. Such consultation will include but not necessarily be limited to the following:

  1. the approximate number, classification and location of employees likely to be affected by the change;
  2. the effect the change may be expected to have on working conditions or terms and conditions of employment on employees.

B9.07 When, as a result of technological change, the Employer determines that an employee requires new skills or knowledge in order to perform the duties of such employee's substantive position, the Employer will make every reasonable effort to provide the necessary training during the employee's working hours and at no cost to the employee.

Article B10 - Safety And Health

B10.01 The Employer shall continue to make all reasonable provisions for the occupational safety and health of employees. The Employer will welcome suggestions on the subject from the Institute and the parties undertake to consult with a view to adopting and expeditiously carrying out reasonable procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury or occupational illness.

Article B11 - Immunization

B11.01 The Employer shall provide the employee with immunization against communicable diseases where there is a risk of incurring such diseases in the performance of his duties.

Article B12 - Contracting Out

B12.01 The Employer will continue past practice in giving all reasonable consideration to continued employment in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency of employees who would otherwise become redundant because work is contracted out.

Article B13 - Part-Time Employees

B13.01 Definition

Part-time employee means a person whose normal scheduled hours of work are less than thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours per week, but not less than those prescribed in the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

B13.02 General

Part-time employees shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this Agreement in the same proportion as their normal scheduled weekly hours of work compared with the normal weekly hours of work of full-time employees unless otherwise specified in this Agreement.

B13.03 Part-time employees shall be paid at the hourly rate of pay for all work performed up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours in a day or thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours in a week unless the employee is working other daily or weekly hours of work as prescribed pursuant to Article B1 - Hours of Work.

B13.04 The days of rest provisions of this Collective Agreement apply only in a week when a part-time employee has worked five (5) days and a minimum of thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours in a week at the hourly rate of pay.

B13.05 Leave will only be provided:

  1. during those periods in which employees are scheduled to perform their duties;
    or
  2. where it may displace other leave as prescribed by this Agreement.

B13.06 Designated Holidays

A part-time employee shall not be paid for the designated holidays but shall instead be paid a premium of four decimal two five percent (4.25%) for all straight-time hours worked during the period of part-time employment.

B13.07 Subject to Article B3 - Overtime, when a part-time employee is required to work on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause B7.01 of this Agreement, the employee shall be paid at time decimal five (1.5) the hourly rate of pay for all hours worked on the holiday up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours and double (2) time thereafter. The provisions of Article B14 - Compensatory Leave With Pay, do not apply.

B13.08 Overtime

"Overtime" means work required by the Employer, to be performed by the employee, in excess of those hours prescribed in clause B13.03 but does not include time worked on a holiday.

B13.09 Subject to Article B3 - Overtime, a part-time employee who is required to work overtime shall be paid at time decimal five (1.5) for all overtime hours worked up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours and double (2) time thereafter. The provisions of Article B14 - Compensatory Leave With Pay, do not apply.

B13.10 Reporting Pay

Subject to clause B13.04, when a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive reporting pay on a day of rest, in accordance with sub-clause B6.01(a) of this collective agreement, and is entitled to receive a minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours pay at the straight-time rate of pay.

B13.11 Vacation Leave

A part-time employee shall earn vacation leave credits for each month in which the employee receives pay for at least twice the number of hours in the employee's normal work week, at the rate for years of employment established in clause C2.02, prorated and calculated as follows:

  1. when the entitlement is nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours a month, .250 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  2. when the entitlement is twelve decimal five (12.5) hours a month, .333 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  3. when the entitlement is thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours a month, .367 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  4. when the entitlement is fourteen decimal three seven five (14.375) hours a month, .383 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  5. when the entitlement is fifteen decimal six two five (15.625) hours a month, .417 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  6. when the entitlement is sixteen decimal eight seven five (16.875) hours a month, .450 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month;
  7. when the entitlement is eighteen decimal seven five (18.75) hours a month, .500 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's work week per month.

SEE APPENDIX "C" FOR VACATION CONVERSION TABLE

B13.12 Sick Leave

A part-time employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of one-quarter (¼) of the number of hours in an employee's normal work week for each calendar month in which the employee has received pay for at least twice the number of hours in the employee's normal work week.

B13.13 Vacation and Sick Leave Administration

  1. For the purposes of administration of clauses B13.11 and B13.12, where an employee does not work the same number of hours each week, the normal work week shall be the weekly average of the hours worked at the straight-time rate calculated on a monthly basis.
  2. An employee whose employment in any month is a combination of both full-time and part-time employment shall not earn vacation or sick leave credits in excess of the entitlement of a full-time employee.

B13.14 Severance Pay

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article F1 - Severance Pay, where the period of continuous employment in respect of which a severance benefit is to be paid consists of both full-time and part-time employment or varying levels of part-time employment, the benefit shall be calculated as follows: the period of continuous employment eligible for severance pay shall be established and the part-time portions shall be consolidated to equivalent full-time. The equivalent full-time period in years shall be multiplied by the full-time weekly pay rate for the appropriate group and level to produce the severance pay benefit.

B13.15 The weekly rate of pay referred to in clause B13.14 shall be the weekly rate of pay to which the employee is entitled for the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment, immediately prior to the termination of his employment.

**Article B14 - Compensatory Leave With Pay

**B14.01 Upon request of an employee and at the discretion of the Employer compensation earned under Articles B3 - Overtime, B4 - Call-back, B5 - Standby, B6 – Reporting Pay and travelling time compensated at an overtime rate under Article B8 - Travelling Time may be taken in the form of compensatory leave, which will be calculated at the premium rate laid down in the applicable Article.

**B14.02 Compensatory leave earned in a fiscal year and unused as of September 30th of the following fiscal year shall be paid at the employee's hourly rate of pay on that September 30th.

**B14.03 At the request of the employee and with the approval of the Employer, accumulated compensatory leave may be paid out, in whole or in part, at the employee's hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in the certificate of appointment at the time of the request.

**B14.04 When an employee dies or otherwise ceases to be employed, he or the employee's estate shall be paid an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the number of hours of earned but unused compensatory leave to his credit by the hourly rate of pay as calculated from the classification prescribed in his certificate of appointment on the date of the termination of his employment.

B14.05 When a payment is being made as a result of the application of this Article, the Employer will endeavour to make such payment within six (6) weeks following the end of the pay period in which the employee requests payment, or, if the payment is required to liquidate compensatory leave unused at the end of the fiscal year, the Employer will endeavour to make such a payment within six (6) weeks of the commencement of the first pay period after September 30th of the following fiscal year.

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