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HSAS & North East EMS: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2026

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ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS

1.01     “Actively working” includes, without limiting, working at base on a scheduled shift or when called in to either cover or respond to an emergency call or transfer.

1.02     “Call Back” shall mean any employee who has been called to work after completing their regular work schedule and having left the worksite.

1.03     “Call-in on scheduled days off” shall mean anytime an employee is called to report to either standby or active duty on their scheduled day off.

1.04     “Call-in while on Standby” shall mean any employee who is called in while on standby and who has not been scheduled to work that calendar day.”

1.05     “Casual Employee” is a person who:

(i)     works on a call-in basis and is not regularly scheduled though she may be regularly scheduled on standby; or

(ii)     is regularly scheduled for a period of three (3) months or less for a specific job.

1.06     “Date of Employment” shall mean the date the employee last commenced employment with the Employer.

1.07     “Day” shall mean the twenty-four (24) hour period calculated from the time the employee commences regular duty and receiving full wage.

1.08     “Employee(s)” shall mean employees covered by this Agreement.

1.09     “Employer” shall mean Medstar Ventures Inc. operating as North East Emergency Medical Services (North East EMS).

1.10     “Fiscal Year” shall mean the period between April 1 and March 31 of each year.

1.11     “Full-Time Employee” shall mean an employee who is regularly scheduled to work the hours of work defined in the Article 12 of this Agreement outlining hours of work.

1.12     “Part-Time Employee” shall mean an employee who is regularly scheduled on a rotation to work less than the standard hours of work of a full-time employee, as defined in Article 12, on a regular basis.

1.13     “Parties” shall mean the Employer and the Union, as defined herein.

1.14     “Promotion” shall mean the movement of an employee from one classification to another classification having a higher rate of pay.

1.15     “Pro rata basis” for an, other than full-time employee shall mean the hours worked at Ffull wages, plus the hours spent on standby/3.

1.16     “Standby” shall mean any period during which an employee is not on regular duty but is designated on standby. During this period, she must be available to respond without undue delay to a request to return to duty and be in a fit condition to work.

1.17     “Temporary Employee” is one who is hired on a temporary basis:

(i)     for a specific job of more than three (3) months and less than one (1) year or;

(ii)     to replace an employee who is on an approved leave of absence for a period in excess of three (3) months; or

(iii)     to replace an employee who is on a leave due to illness or injury where the employee on leave has indicated to the employer that the duration of such leave will be in excess of three (3) months.

1.18     The personal pronouns “he”, “she”, “him”, “her”, “his” or “hers”, as used in this Agreement shall be construed as referring to individuals of any gender.  A reference to the singular shall also include the plural, where the context requires it.

1.19     “Union” shall mean the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan.

1.20     “Week” shall mean the period between 0800 hours Monday and 0759 hours the following Monday.

1.21     “Weekend” shall mean the period between 0001 hours Saturday and 0001 Monday.

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