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HSAS & La Ronge EMS: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2019

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ARTICLE 12 – PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

12.01  The Employer agrees to recognize the following public holidays:

New Years Day                                            Labour Day
Good Friday                                                 Thanksgiving Day
Victoria Day                                                 Remembrance Day
Canada Day                                                  Christmas Day
Saskatchewan Day                                      Aboriginal Day
Family Day
LaRonge EMS Recognition Day (to be taken the second Monday in either March or April to ensure a Public Holiday in every month of the year)

And any other day proclaimed as a public holiday by the Federal, Provincial or Municipal Government. However, a civically declared holiday in lieu of any of the above named public holidays shall not be considered a holiday.

12.02  Full-Time Employees

(a) Public Holiday on a Scheduled Work Day

Employees required to be on duty on any of the aforementioned holidays shall be paid at the rate of one and one-half times (1½) their regular rate of pay, plus time off with pay equal to the regular hours worked.  Such time shall be granted within four (4) weeks before or after the week in which the holiday occurs or, if this is not possible, payment in lieu at their regular rate, unless it is mutually agreed between the Employer and Employee to extend the period in which the holiday may be taken.

(b) Public Holiday on Day Off or Vacation Day

Where a Public Holiday falls on an Employee’s day(s) off, or during the Employees’ annual vacation period, such Employee shall receive an additional day off with pay in lieu thereof.

Wherever possible, a day off in lieu of a public holiday, shall, unless otherwise requested by the Employee, be added onto regular days off.

12.03  Other-Than-Full-Time Employees

(a) Public Holiday on Scheduled Work Day       

Other-than-full-time Employees required to work on a public holiday as set out in Article 12.01 shall receive:

(i)     One and one-half (1 ½) times their regular rate of pay for all the normal hours worked, and

(ii)    Holiday pay calculated on the following basis, whichever is greater:

If the Employee has been paid at least two (2) of the four (4) previous days of the same name as the day the holiday is observed, she is eligible for holiday pay for the average number of hours paid on those days:

OR

Number
Of Paid
Hours in The Immediately Preceding
Four Weeks150

X

Normal Full-Time Hours Day

X

Hourly Rate Of Pay

=

Public Holiday Entitlement

 

(b) Public Holiday on Day off or Vacation Day

Where a public holiday falls on an other-than-full-time Employee’s day(s) off, or during the Employee’s annual vacation period, such Employee shall receive holiday pay in accordance with (a) (ii) above.

12.04  Overtime Pay on a Public Holiday

An Employee required to work in excess of the regular hours of work on the day of a public holiday shall be paid at two (2) times the regular rate of pay.

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