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
If an Employee is 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 a half day is:
for day workers, the time between 8:15 a.m. and 12:00 noon or between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., however, an Employee working under the flexible hours system who becomes ill or is granted time off for such appointments in the morning shall be given credit in his weekly or monthly hour requirement from the time the Employee commenced work until 12:00 noon; and
for all others, half of the regular hours of the day
worked, provided that the minimum daily regular hours are not less than seven
and one-quarter (7 1/4) hours.
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.