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Letter of Understanding # 2 Employment Standards Code, Scheme of Employment Covering the Master and Subsidiary Agreements

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

​​

LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING #2

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS CODE, SCHEME OF EMPLOYMENT COVERING THE MASTER AND SUBSI​​DIARY AGREEMENTS

BETWEEN:

THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA

(The Employer)

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES

(The Union)



​1.

​The Parties agree that the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement, Subsidiary Agreements and any letters of understanding or intent between the parties reflect the Parties intentions, the uniq​ueness of the work environments and are reasonable in the circumstances.​​

​2.
​The Parties agree to continue the joint request that the Director of Employment Standards, under the Director's authority according to Section 74 of the Employment Standards Code, grant an exemption from all of the provisions of the Employment Standards Code from the date the Employer became bound by the Code as they relate to continuous operations as follows:


​Master Agreement Articles 16, 17, 18, and 18A, hours of work and overtime provisions contained in the Subsidiary Agreements, and any provisions relating to shift schedules.
​3.

​The Parties agree that their request to the Director of Employment Standards will include a request that if the Director receives a complaint under the Employment Standards Code from an Employee covered by the Collective Agreement, subject to the Employment Standards Code and Regulation and where the Director determines it to be appropriate, the Director will allow the Parties a period of 120 days to discuss the resolution of the complaint prior to issuing a ruling.​

​4.

​The Parties agree to meet within 30 days of any new Regulation related to permits and schemes of employment under the Employment Standards Code to review the provisions noted in clause 2 of this Letter of Understanding for the purpose of making a joint request to the Director of Employment Standards.​​​

​​Dated this 27th day of November, 2018.

​ORIGINAL SIGNED BY


______________________________                                  ______________________________
LANA LOUGHEED                                                          GUY SMITH
Public Service Commissioner                                  President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees



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