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Letter of Understanding # 6 Six and Three Work Schedules

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

​​​​LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING #6
​​6 AND 3 WORK SCHEDULES

BETWEEN:

​THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA
(The Employer)

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES
(The Union)​

​​The parties agree that al​ternate schedules that vary from the hours of work provisions contained in the Collective Ag​reement can be implemented by mutual agreement of the parties (Employer, Union).

The parties agree that the following templates are the agreed upon shift scheduling options that will be used for the scheduling arrangement referred to by the parties as the “6 and 3".​


​Option A         ​6 and 3 Scheduling​



​A continuous rotation of 6 shifts on and 3 shifts off.

This shift arrangement is designed to equate to the annual hours assigned to the class with no loss or gain.

All of the provisions of the collective agreement will apply as would be provided any other Employee who works the normal hours for the class excepting that the following provisions will apply:

In order to mitigate the shortfall of hours normally according on this schedule:​

  • The 13 paid holidays are built in to the schedule, those scheduled to work on a paid holiday will receive holiday pay according to the collective agreement but will not receive a day in lieu.

  • Employees will be assigned to work an extra seven minutes a day at straight time compensation.​​

Option B         6 and 3 Scheduling
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​​A continuous rotation of 6 shifts on and 3 shifts off.

This shift arrangement is designed to equate to the annual hours assigned to the class with no loss or gain.

All of the provisions of the collective agreement will apply as would be provided any other Employee who works the normal hours for the class excepting that the following ​provisions will apply:​

  • ​Employees shall work in addition to the normal daily hours an extra half hour as determined by the Employer, every work day, including paid holidays, to make up all or a portion of the shortfall of annual hours of work.
  • The remainder of the shortfall should this occur for an Employee due to the exigencies of the schedule, will be recovered in the following manner:

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1.​

​by using earned vacation leave;​



​2.

​by using earned time in lieu for working paid holidays;​


​3.

​by using earned time in lieu for attending training or working hours in addition to the daily or weekly hours as approved by the manager;​


​4.

​by using banked overtime (earned);​​


​5.

​by taking a deduction in salary.​

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  • ​​​Should an Employee be absent on casual illness, special leave, paid vacation, paid holiday or time off with pay for Union business, the Employee shall be credited with the half-hour per day towards the annual hours as if they had been at work.
  • Absences resulting in the accessing of general illness benefits, W.C.B. supplement, or L.T.D.I. benefits will not receive credit for the half-hour but will have the days of absence deduction from the required work days in the year before payback days are calculated.​

​​It is agreed that any matters that arise with respect to the implementation or operation of the terms of this Letter of Understanding will be dealt with by the undersigned parties or their representatives.

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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