Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
A word used in the singular may also apply in the plural;
“Annual Salary” means the annual amount of an Employee’s regular salary or hourly rate of pay including pay differential for working more than the normal weekly hours of work applicable to a classification; but excluding any other compensation except that Acting Incumbency Pay shall be included for overtime calculations only;
“Apprentice" means a person as defined within the
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act who is serving a special training period in the Government Apprenticeship Program;
“Bargaining Unit" means all Employees of the Employer appointed pursuant to Section 18 or employed pursuant to Section 26 of the Public Service Act except those excluded pursuant to the Public Service Employee Relations Act, by mutual agreement of the Parties or by the Alberta Labour Relations Board;
“Bi-weekly Salary” means annual salary divided by twenty-six decimal one (26.1);
“Commissioner” means the Public Service Commissioner;
“Day(s)” means calendar day(s);
“Department" has the meaning set out in the
Public Service Act.
“Deputy Head" has the meaning set out in the
Public Service Act;
“Designated Officer" means a person who is authorized on behalf of the Employer to deal with grievances;
“Dismiss” means to discharge an Employee for just cause;
“Employee” means a person employed by the Employer who is in the Bargaining Unit covered by this Collective Agreement and who is employed in one of the following categories:
the permanent service which consists of persons appointed to either full or part-time permanent positions; or
the temporary service which consists of persons appointed to temporary positions; or
the wage service which consists of persons defined in Section 26 of the
Public Service Act employed for full or part-time wage employment.
“Employer” means the Crown in right of Alberta, the Deputy Head of a Department or any person acting on behalf of either or both of them, as the context of this Agreement may require;
“Grade” means the periods, assigned to a class, within the salary grid;
“Hourly Rate” means the annual salary divided by the Employee’s normal annual hours of work;
“Increment” means the difference between one period and the next period within the same grade or, when increasing or decreasing an Employee's salary by an increment and a change in grade is necessary, an amount equal to two (2) grades higher or lower than the Employee’s current period, whichever is applicable;
“Maximum Salary” means
the highest period of the highest grade assigned a class; or
the job rate where no grade has been assigned a class.
“Minimum Salary” means the lowest period of the lowest grade assigned to a class;
“Month" means a calendar month;
“Period” means a single salary rate within the grade;
“Permanent Position” means a position established as such, in which the incumbent is required to work not less than:
three (3) hours on each work day in the year; or
seven (7) hours per day on two (2) or more work days per week; or
ten (10) full work days in each month.
“Probationary Employee” means a person, who during the Employee’s initial period of employment is serving a probationary period;
“Statutory Declaration” means a document containing verified statements sworn by an Employee to be the truth before a Commissioner for Oaths and made subject to criminal prosecution for false statements;
“Temporary Position” means a position established as such in which the incumbent is required for continuous employment for a limited period, and includes:
“Apprenticeship Position" in which the incumbent is initially hired as an apprentice as defined under the
Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act and is employed in the Government Apprenticeship Program;
“Project Position” in which the incumbent is employed for the duration of a project; or
“Replacement Position” in which the incumbent is employed to provide temporary relief or over-load duties.
“Union" means the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees;
“Union Representative” means the President of the Union, or an Officer or Staff Member of the Union designated by the President in writing pursuant to the Union's Constitution to perform a specific function pertaining to this Collective Agreement;
“Wage Employment” is employment pursuant to 1.01(l)(iii) above;
“Work Day” means any day on which an Employee is normally expected to be at the Employee’s place of employment.