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HSAS & Canadian Blood Services: March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2022

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ARTICLE 18 – SICK LEAVE

18.01     Regular full time and regular part time Employees shall be indemnified against loss of regular income in the amounts specified in this Article when, as a result of illness or non- work-related injury, the Employee is unable to work for the Employer and is absent from work in accordance with the sick plan as set forth in this Article.

18.02     An Employee must observe all of the following regulations to obtain the benefits available:

(a)     An employee who is unable to report for work due to illness or injury shall inform their immediate Manager or designate, or in accordance with operational protocol, by telephone prior to the commencement of their next scheduled shift(s).

•      One and one-half (1.5) hours’ notice prior to any shift scheduled to start between 0030 and 1025 hours.
•      Four (4) hours’ notice prior to any shift scheduled to start between 1030 and 2400 hours.

(b)     give full and correct information regarding the disability and furnish medical certificates as may be required by the Employer,

(c)     report to the Employer before making any change in usual place of residence or address during disability.

18.03  The amount of sick leave credits an Employee has at a particular date is based on the Employee’s length of continuous service in completed years to that date, less any sick leave that the Employee has taken in the previous five (5) year period.

LENGTH OF SERVICE 100% SALARY 75% SALARY 66 2/3% SALARY
DAYS HOURS DAYS HOURS DAYS HOURS
On date of hire 5 37.5 5 37.5

On the 1st calendar day after

three (3) months’ continuous service has been completed

 

65

 

487.5

One (1) year 10 75 20 150 45 337.5
Two (2) years 15 112.5 35 262.5 25 187.5
Three (3) years 20 150 50 375 5 37.5
Four (4) years 25 187.5 65 487.5
Five (5) years 30 225 80 600
Six (6) years 35 262.5 95 712.5
Seven (7) years 40 300 110 825
Eight (8) years 45 337.5 125 937.5
Nine (9) years 50 375 140 1050
Ten (10) years 55 412.5 155 1163
Eleven (11) years 60 450 170 1275
Twelve (12) years 65 487.5 185 1388
Thirteen (13) years 70 525 190 1425
Fourteen (14) years 75 562.5 185 1388
Fifteen (15) years 80 600 180 1350
Sixteen (16) years 85 637.5 175 1313
Seventeen (17) years 90 675 170 1275
Eighteen (18) years 95 712.5 165 1238
Nineteen (19) years 100 750 160 1200
Twenty (20) years 105 787.5 155 1163
Twenty-one (21) years 110 825 150 1125
Twenty-two (22) years 115 862.5 145 1088
Twenty-three (23) years 120 900 140 1050
Twenty-four (24) years 125 937.5 135 1013
Twenty-five (25) years *130 *975 *130 *975

* Maximum Entitlement

18.04    Sick Leave Accumulation

Based on continuous service, sick leave benefits will be available to each employee as listed in the table above. Note: One (1) day equals seven and one-half (7.5) hours.

18.05     If the Employee has, through earlier use of sick leave, less than 75 days of credits available at the time sick leave commences, additional sick leave at 66 2/3 % will be provided, if required, to bring the total available credits to a maximum of 75 days.

18.06     When an Employee returns to the full duties and of their position at their regular hours of work following a period of sick leave, credits up to a maximum of 75 days at 66 2/3 % will again be made available after the following intervals:

•     one (1) month after return to active employment in the case of a new disability; or
•     three (3) months after return to active employment in the case of a recurrence of the same disability.

18.07     Sick leave credits made available under Articles 18.05 and 18.06 will not be accrued in the Employee’s sick bank for future use.

18.08     A regular part time Employee shall have access to utilize accrued sick leave credits for any shifts scheduled in advance. A regular part time Employee who, as a result of illness or non-work-related injury, is unavailable for work for any time period in excess of the schedule as posted and confirmed shall have access to accrued sick leave credits based on the average number of paid hours in the previous twenty-six (26) weeks until such time as their sick leave credits expire or they are available for work.

18.09     Upon notice of termination of employment, all sick leave credits shall be canceled, and no payment shall be due, therefore.

18.10     If an Employee exhausts their sick leave benefits before the completion of their qualifying period for Long Term Disability benefits the Employer shall continue all group benefit plan payments and pension plan payments provided the Employee makes arrangements to continue payment of their share of such benefit plan and pension payments.

18.11     The employer shall provide each employee with the status of their current sick leave benefit once each calendar month, at minimum.

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