17.01 The Employer recognizes the very specialized field its Employees work in. Employees will not be required to work outside their scope of practice.
17.02 Part-time Employees, who have successfully completed their probationary period, will be given first consideration for available full-time positions, on the basis of seniority.
17.03 Term positions will not be created except to back-fill when a permanent Employee is away from her position, unless negotiated with the Union.
17.04 Employees who had been working part-time who are hired into full-time positions shall be considered on a trial period in their new position for the first ninety (90) calendar days following the date of appointment to the new position. During this trial period, the Employee may be returned to the former position if not considered capable, or may request to be returned to the position formerly held without loss of seniority, and at the former rate of pay.
17.05 This trial period may be extended on one (1) occasion only, up to a maximum of ninety (90) calendar days when mutually agreed between the Employer and the Union. It is agreed that the circumstances warranting the extension, the improvements expected by the Employer, and the duration of the trial period extension will be communicated in writing to the Employee on trial, and to the Union prior to the expiration of her first ninety (90) day trial period.