Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING #11NORTHERN LEAVE
THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA(The Employer)
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THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES(The Union)
The Parties agree:
Permanent and Temporary Employees who are employed and reside in locations north of the 57th parallel are eligible for up to five (5) paid Northern Leave days in addition to their current earned vacation entitlement.
Permanent and Temporary Employees on a leave of absence without pay are not entitled to the Northern Leave during the period of their leave.
Northern Leave days are earned at the rate of 5/12 of a work day for each full calendar month of eligible employment in the designated northern locations.
Northern Leave may be taken prior to it being earned; however, an Employee who takes the Northern Leave and subsequently resigns will be required to pay back the unearned portion of the leave. Pay back will be at the same salary rate that applied when the Employee took the Northern Leave.
All Northern Leave must be taken within the calendar year it is earned. Any Northern Leave earned but not taken by December 31 of the calendar year will be forfeited and not paid out or carried forward into the next calendar year.
Scheduling of Northern Leave is subject to operational requirements and Employees must receive prior approval from their supervisor.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2022.