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Article 31 Casual Illness

​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​


“Casual Illness” means an illness which causes an Employee to be absent from duty for a period of three (3) consecutive work days or less.​ ​


​If an Employee becomes ill at work or requires time off for the purposes of attending a dental, physiotherapy, optical, medical or such other appointment, provided the Employee has been given prior authorization by the Employer and the Employee works one (1) hour in a half day that the Employee is absent for those purposes, such absence shall neither be charged against the Employee’s casual illness entitlement, nor shall a deduction in pay be made for the time lost in the half day in which the Employee became ill or attended the appointment. An Employee shall endeavour to schedule such appointment when it least interferes with the Employer’s operations.​

For purposes of this Article only the actual hours an Employee is absent shall be reported.


An Employee in the first and in each subsequent year of employment shall be eligible for a maximum of ten (10) work days of casual illness leave with pay. Each day or portion of a day, of casual illness used, within a year of service, shall be deducted from the remaining casual leave entitlement for that year of service.


​ ​This Article is subject to Article 33.​

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