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Article 33
Shift and Weekend Premiums

33.01 Shift Premium

An employee working on shifts, half or more of the hours of which are regularly scheduled between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., will receive a shift premium of two dollars ($2) per hour for all hours worked, including overtime hours, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. The shift premium will not be paid for hours worked between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

33.02 Weekend Premium

(a) Employees shall receive an additional premium of two dollars ($2) per hour for work on a Saturday and/or Sunday for hours worked as stipulated in (b) below.

(b) A weekend premium shall be payable in respect of all regularly scheduled hours at straight-time rates worked on Saturday and/or Sunday.

Article 34
Statement of Duties

34.01 Upon written request, an employee shall be provided with a complete and current statement of the duties and responsibilities of his or her position, including the classification level and, where applicable, the point rating allotted by factor to his or her position, and an organization chart depicting the position's place in the organization.

Article 35


35.01 When an employee is required to attend a meeting on disciplinary matters, the Employer shall notify the employee that the employee is entitled to have a representative of the Association attend the meeting. Where practicable, the employee shall receive in writing a minimum of one (1) working day's notice of such a meeting. The notice shall inform the employee that the meeting will be on a disciplinary matter. Where the presence of a representative of the Association is required and where the meeting is outside the National Capital Region, this minimum period shall be increased to three (3) days, where practicable.

35.02 The Employer agrees not to introduce as evidence in a hearing relating to disciplinary action any document from the file of an employee the content of which the employee was not aware of at the time of filing or within a reasonable period thereafter.

35.03 Any document or written statement related to disciplinary action, which may have been placed on the personnel file of an employee shall be destroyed after two (2) years have elapsed since the disciplinary action was taken, provided that no further disciplinary action has been recorded during this period.

35.04 When an employee is suspended from duty, the Employer undertakes to notify the employee in writing of the reason for such suspension. The Employer shall endeavour to give such notification at the time of suspension.

35.05 The Employer shall notify the local representative of the Association that such suspension has occurred.

Article 36
Employee Performance Review
and Employee Files


(a) An employee shall be given an opportunity to sign the formal review of his or her performance and shall also be given an opportunity to sign all adverse reports pertaining to the performance of his or her duties in his or her current position which are placed on his personnel file.

(b) The Employer's representative who assesses an employee's performance must have observed or been aware of the employee's performance for at least one-half (1/2) of the period for which the employee's performance is being evaluated.

(c) An employee has the right to make written comments to be attached to the performance review form.


(a) Prior to an employee performance review the employee shall be given:

(i) the evaluation form which will be used for the review;

(ii) any written document which provides instructions to the person conducting the review;

(b) if during the employee performance review, either the form or instructions are changed they shall be given to the employee.

36.03 Upon written request of an employee, the personnel file of that employee may be made available once per year for the employee's examination in the presence of an authorized representative of the Employer.

Article 37
Health and Safety

37.01 The Employer shall make reasonable provisions for the occupational safety and health of employees. The Employer will welcome suggestions on the subject from the Association, and the parties undertake to consult with a view to adopting and expeditiously carrying out reasonable procedures and techniques designed or intended to prevent or reduce the risk of employment injury.

Article 38
Joint Consultation

38.01 The parties acknowledge the mutual benefits to be derived from joint consultation and are prepared to enter into discussion aimed at the development and introduction of appropriate machinery for the purpose of providing joint consultation on matters of common interest.

38.02 Within five (5) days of notification of consultation served by either party, the Association shall notify the Employer in writing of the representatives authorized to act on behalf of the Association for consultation purposes.

38.03 Upon request of either party, the parties to this Agreement shall consult meaningfully at the appropriate level about contemplated changes in conditions of employment or working conditions not governed by this Agreement.

38.04 Without prejudice to the position the Employer or the Association may wish to take in future about the desirability of having the subjects dealt with by the provisions of collective agreements, the subjects that may be determined as appropriate for joint consultation will be by agreement of the parties.

**Article 39
National Joint Council Agreements

39.01 Agreements concluded by the National Joint Council of the Public Service on items which may be included in a collective agreement, and which the parties to this agreement have endorsed after December 6, 1978 will form part of this agreement, subject to the PSLRA and any legislation by Parliament that has been or may be, as the case may be, established pursuant to any Act specified in Section 113(b) of the PSLRA.

39.02 NJC items which may be included in a collective agreement are those items which the parties to the NJC agreements have designated as such or upon which the Chairman of the PSLRB has made a ruling pursuant to paragraph (c) of the NJC Memorandum of Understanding which became effective December 6, 1978.


39.03 The following directives, policies or regulations, as amended from time to time by National Joint Council recommendation and which have been approved by the Treasury Board of Canada, form part of this collective agreement:

(1) Bilingual Bonus Directive

(2) Commuting Assistance Directive

(3) First Aid to the General Public – Allowance for Employees

(4) Foreign Service Directives

(5) Isolated Post and Government Housing Directive

(6) Memorandum of Understanding on Definition of Spouse

(7) Public Service Health Care Plan Directive

(8) NJC Integrated Relocation Directive

(9) Travel Directive

(10)  Uniforms Directive

(11) Workforce Adjustment Directive

Occupational Safety and Health

(12) Occupational Safety and Health Directive

(13) Committees and Representatives Directive

(14) Motor Vehicle Operations Directive

(15) Pesticides Directive

(16) Refusal to Work Directive

During the term of this collective agreement, other directives, policies or regulations may be added to the above noted list.

39.04 Grievances in regard to the above directives, policies or regulations shall be filed in accordance with clause 40.01 of the Article on grievance procedure in this collective agreement.