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Article 45 Rates of Pay

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


​Employees shall be paid for work performed at rates of pay as specified in the appropriate subsidiary agreements or in the case of apprentices, a percentage of the appropriate tradesperson job rate, as specified in regulations issued pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.


​Employees shall be paid on a bi-weekly basis by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.


​An Employee’s rate of pay will be adjusted by one increment on the Employee’s anniversary date, unless there have been justifiable reasons identified for withholding the increment. The one increment increase is calculated by moving from one pay period to the next within the same pay grade up to the maximum of the assigned classification.


​Amounts in excess of one increment per year may be awarded at the discretion of the Employer.


​Should the Employer issue an Employee an overpayment of wages and/or entitlements, then the Employer may make the necessary monetary or entitlement adjustments and take such internal administrative action as is necessary to correct such errors. The Employer shall notify the Employee in writing that an overpayment has been made and discuss repayment options. By mutual agreement between the Employer and the Employee, repayment arrangements will be made. In the event mutual agreement cannot be reached, the Employer shall recover the overpayment by deducting up to ten per cent (10%) of the Employees’ gross earnings per pay period.


​If an Employee terminates before the recovery period of an overpayment is complete, the remainder of the monies owing shall be recovered from the final pay, unless other arrangements have been made.


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