16.1 Named Holidays

The Employer recognizes the following as paid holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Saskatchewan Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Any date proclaimed as a public holiday by the provincial or federal government will be deemed to be a holiday for employees providing this does not duplicate holiday provisions above.

The Employer will attempt to accommodate the interests of employees in the observation of their religious holidays. Accommodation of religious holidays which are in addition to the holidays provided for in the Collective Agreement will be taken as vacation leave or leave without pay.

16.2 Compensation for Holiday Falling on Saturday

When any of the above-noted holidays falls on a Saturday and is not proclaimed as being observed on some other day, the following method will apply for all non-shift workers: the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, shall meet early in the year with representatives of all bargaining units within the University to determine which day will be deemed the holiday for the purposes of this Collective Agreement.

16.3 Compensation for Holiday Falling on Sunday

When any of the above-noted holidays falls on a Sunday and is not proclaimed as being observed on some other day, the following method will apply for all non-shift workers: the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, shall meet early in the year with representatives of all bargaining units within the University to determine which day will be deemed the holiday for the purpose of this Collective Agreement.

16.4 Compensation for Non-Shift Workers Working on a Holiday

An employee who works on any of the above holidays shall be paid at the rate of double time in addition to regular monthly salary. The employee may choose to take a portion (up to one (1) day) of the above compensation in time off.

16.5 Compensation for Holiday Falling on a Shift Worker’s Regular Working Day

When the actual day of any of the above holidays falls on a shift worker's regularly scheduled day of work, the employee shall:

16.5.1

Be given the day off without loss of pay; or

16.5.2

If the employee works, be paid at the rate of double time in addition to regular monthly salary. If it is mutually agreed, the employee may choose to take a portion (up to one (1) day) of the above compensation in time off.

16.6 Compensation for Holiday Falling on a Shift Worker’s Regular Day Off

When the actual day of any of the above holidays falls on a shift worker's regularly scheduled day of rest, the employee shall:

16.6.1

Be given an additional day off or, if this is not possible, one (1) additional day's pay; or

16.6.2

If the employee works, the employee will be paid at the rate of double time in addition to regular monthly salary. In addition, the employee's day off will be rescheduled to another day by mutual agreement; however, if this is not possible the employee shall be given one (1) additional day's pay.

16.7 Casual, Recurring Relief and Student Employees

Payment of holiday pay to casual, recurring relief and student employees in respect of University holidays will be in accordance with The Saskatchewan Employment Act.