Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
This Supplement sets forth terms and conditions
of employment to be observed where the Employer utilizes any Hours of Work
Averaging Agreement or Flexible Averaging Agreement.
The Parties agree that Employees and the Employing Department may examine the feasibility of entering into Hours of Work Averaging Agreements. Flexible Averaging Agreements can only be requested by Employees. Provided that services are not adversely affected and there are no operational difficulties, the Employing Department may implement a Hours of Work Averaging Agreement or Flexible Averaging Agreement but participation by an Employee in such systems shall be voluntary.
The Employer has the sole right to determine the
number of Employees who are required to be at work. However, upon entering into
Flexible Averaging Agreements, the Employees are entitled to have the first
opportunity to plan their work schedule whereby they may arrange their starting
times, lunch periods and finishing times on a daily basis, in keeping with the
Employer's operational requirements. Employees shall have the opportunity to
make up time lost during the flex period due to late arrival, subject to the
approval of the Employing Department.
An Employee who is working according to Hours of Work Averaging Agreement or Flexible Averaging Agreement may opt for regular times of work by providing the Employing Department advance notice of one (1) week.
Employees working according to a modified work week system of hours of work will have benefits and entitlements which are expressed in terms of daily or weekly entitlements, converted to produce the equivalent hours of benefits and entitlements as they would have had if the work week had not been modified. This will result in no loss or gain in Employee benefits and entitlements.
Where applicable these provisions shall have
force and effect in lieu of Articles 16 and 17 of this Master Agreement.