13.01 Vacation credits shall be earned on the following basis:
(a) During the first (1st) and subsequent years, including the third (3rd) year of continuous employment, ten (10) hours credited per month.
(b) During the fourth (4th) and subsequent years, including the fourteenth (14th) year of continuous employment, thirteen and one-half (13 ½) hours credited per month.
(c) During the fifteenth (15th) and subsequent years, including the twenty-fourth (24th) year of continuous employment, sixteen and one-half (16 ½) hours credited per month.
Other-than-full-time Employees shall earn vacation credits, as specified above, on a pro-rata basis.
13.02 Vacation Pay
During vacation leave periods, an Employee shall receive:
(a) The number of hours of vacation credit earned multiplied by the Employee’s regular rate of pay at the time of taking vacation.
(b) Employees will be compensated for all on-call (standby) hours they would have worked during any period of time taken as vacation.
(c) Where an Employee requests vacation pay in advance and provides fourteen (14) days written notice prior to the commencement of the vacation, vacation pay shall be provided to the Employee no later than her last scheduled working day prior to vacation.
(d) Other-than-full-time Employees will have the option of being paid out their vacation pay on an ongoing basis, to be paid along with their wages, or to have the Employer bank their vacation pay to be paid out to them upon their request.
13.03 Regular vacations are based on continuous years of service with the Company and shall be based on a defined vacation year of April 1st to March 31st of each year. Employees with less than one (1) full year of service as of March 31st of any year shall receive ten (10) hours of vacation entitlement for each full month of service.
13.04 Employees shall take their vacations during the twelve (12) month period following the year in which it was earned. The Company reserves the right to limit the number of Employees who can be absent on vacation at any time only for the purpose of accommodating it’s operational requirements.
13.05 Annual vacation shall be regulated on a mutually-agreed basis. In cases of disagreement, seniority shall govern in the Employee’s first choice. However, when annual vacations are split, seniority shall only govern in one instance. In order for an Employee to exercise her rights she must make her vacation selection by March 1st of each year.
13.06 Employees shall be entitled to receive vacation in an unbroken period.
13.07 An Employee who is terminating employment at any time in the vacation year before the Employee has taken vacation, shall be entitled to a proportionate payment of salary in lieu of earned vacation. Standby pay will not be included.