Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
When an Employee is designated to be immediately available to return to work during a period in which the Employee is not on regular duty, the Employee shall be compensated the amount of one-half (1/2) hour's pay at the Employee’s regular rate or the equivalent time in lieu for each four (4) hours on standby or any portion thereof on a day that is not a paid holiday. For standby on a paid holiday, the compensation shall be one (1) hour's pay at the Employee’s regular rate or the equivalent time in lieu for each four (4) hours on standby or any portion thereof.
When an Employee, while on standby, is unable to report to work when required, no compensation shall be granted for the total standby period.
When an Employee is called back to work during a period in which the Employee was on standby, the Employee shall be compensated pursuant to Clause 21.01 for the hours the Employee was on standby in addition to compensation pursuant to Article 19 for the hours worked on call back.
An Employee shall not normally be required to standby on two (2) consecutive weekends or two (2) consecutive paid holidays, where other qualified staff are available.
Where an Employee is required to standby after their regular duty, the Employee will be compensated at the standby rate for all hours between the end of the Employee’s regular scheduled duty and the standby period, provided the standby period begins within sixteen (16) hours.
For purposes of this Article, an Employee will be compensated either through a paid settlement or time off with pay in lieu of a paid settlement.