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Part VI: Part-Time Employees

Article 60
Part-Time Employees

60.01 Definition

Part-time employee means an employee whose weekly scheduled hours of work on average are less than those established in Article 25, but not less than those prescribed in the Public Service Labour Relations Act.

General

60.02 Unless otherwise specified in this Article, part-time employees shall be entitled to the benefits provided under this Agreement in the same proportion as their normal weekly hours of work compared with thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours.

60.03 Part-time employees are entitled to overtime compensation in accordance with subparagraphs (b) and (c) of the overtime definition in clause 2.01.

60.04 The days of rest provisions of this Agreement apply only in a week when a part-time employee has worked five (5) days or thirty-seven decimal five (37.5) hours.

Specific Application of This Agreement

60.05 Reporting Pay

Subject to clause 60.04, when a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive reporting pay on a day of rest in accordance with subparagraph 28.05(c)(i) or is entitled to receive a minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked during a period of standby in accordance with subparagraphs 28.04(c)(i) or 28.05(c)(i), the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum payment of four (4) hours' pay at the straight-time rate of pay.

60.06 Call-Back

When a part-time employee meets the requirements to receive call-back pay in accordance with subparagraph 28.04(c)(i) and is entitled to receive the minimum payment rather than pay for actual time worked, the part-time employee shall be paid a minimum of four (4) hours' pay at the straight-time rate.

Designated Holidays

60.07 A part-time employee shall not be paid for designated holidays but shall instead be paid four and one-quarter per cent (4 1/4%) for all straight-time hours worked.

60.08 Subject to paragraph 25.23(d), when a part-time employee is required to work on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause 30.01, the employee shall be paid at time and one-half (1 1/2) of the straight-time rate of pay for all hours worked up to seven decimal five (7.5) hours and double (2) time thereafter.

60.09 A part-time employee who reports for work as directed on a day which is prescribed as a designated paid holiday for a full-time employee in clause 30.01 shall be paid for the time actually worked in accordance with clause 60.08 or a minimum of four (4) hours pay at the straight-time rate, whichever is greater.

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60.10 Vacation Leave

A part-time employee shall earn vacation leave credits for each month in which the employee receives pay for at least twice (2) the number of hours in the employee's normal workweek, at the rate for years of service established in clause 34.02 of this Agreement, pro-rated and calculated as follows:

  1. when the entitlement is nine decimal three seven five (9.375) hours a month, .250 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  2. when the entitlement is twelve decimal five (12.5) hours a month, .333 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  3. when the entitlement is thirteen decimal seven five (13.75) hours a month, .367 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  4. when the entitlement is fourteen decimal four (14.4) hours a month, .383 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  5. when the entitlement is fifteen decimal six two five (15.625) hours a month, .417 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  6. when the entitlement is sixteen decimal eight seven five (16.875) hours a month, .450 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month;
  7. when the entitlement is eighteen decimal seven five (18.75) hours a month, .500 multiplied by the number of hours in the employee's workweek per month.

60.11 Sick Leave

A part-time employee shall earn sick leave credits at the rate of one-quarter (1/4) of the number of hours in an employee's normal workweek for each calendar month in which the employee has received pay for at least twice (2) the number of hours in the employee's normal workweek.

60.12 Vacation and Sick Leave Administration

  1. For the purposes of administration of clauses 60.10 and 60.11, where an employee does not work the same number of hours each week, the normal workweek shall be the weekly average of the hours worked at the straight-time rate calculated on a monthly basis.
  2. An employee whose employment in any month is a combination of both full-time and part-time employment shall not earn vacation or sick leave credits in excess of the entitlement of a full-time employee.

60.13 Bereavement Leave

Notwithstanding clause 60.02, there shall be no pro-rating of a "day" in Article 46, Bereavement Leave With Pay.

60.14 Severance Pay

Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 61, Severance Pay, of this Agreement, where the period of continuous employment in respect of which severance benefit is to be paid consists of both full- and part-time employment or varying levels of part-time employment, the benefit shall be calculated as follows: the period of continuous employment eligible for severance pay shall be established and the part-time portions shall be consolidated to equivalent full-time. The equivalent full-time period in years shall be multiplied by the full-time weekly pay rate for the appropriate group and level to produce the severance pay benefit.