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

Article 36

Paid Holidays

36.01 Employees are entitled to one day's paid leave for each of the following holidays:
(a) New Year's Day
Family Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Canada Day
Civic Holiday (1 Day)
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
Christmas Floater
(b) Employees employed in continuous operations shall be compensated pursuant to Clause 36.06 for working on the following Paid Holidays on the dates listed:
New Year's Day
Canada Day
Remembrance Day
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
- January 1
- July 1
- November 11
- December 25
- December 26
All other Paid Holidays shall be observed on the day designated by the Employer.
36.02 If a municipality does not proclaim a Civic Holiday as specified in Clause 36.01, the first Monday in August shall be observed as such holiday.
36.03 When a day designated as a holiday under Clause 36.01 falls during an Employee's work week and an Employee is not required to work, the Employee shall be granted holiday leave on that day.
36.04 When a day designated as a holiday under Clause 36.01 falls on an Employee's regularly scheduled day of rest, and the Employee is not required to work, the Employee shall be granted holiday leave on the day observed as the holiday and the day of rest shall be rescheduled.
36.05 Notwithstanding Clauses 36.03 and 36.04, an Employee employed in a continuous operation whose regular day off falls on an observed holiday shall receive another day off in lieu at his regular rate.
36.06 When an Employee works on one of the holidays listed in Clause 36.01, the Employee shall receive either:
(a) his regular salary plus time and one-half for all hours worked up to the equivalent of full normal daily hours and double time for additional hours worked thereafter; or
(b) in lieu of his regular salary, time and one-half for all hours worked up to the equivalent of full normal daily hours and double time for additional hours worked thereafter; plus a day off in lieu with pay.
36.07 When a day off in lieu is granted under Sub-Clause 36.06(b) Employees not employed in continuous operations shall have the day off scheduled at a time mutually agreeable to the Employee and Employer within the next three (3) months or paid out in cash at the expiration of the three (3) months.
36.08 Except as provided in Clause 36.10, Employees employed in continuous operations shall have the opportunity to elect to have the alternate day off scheduled in conjunction with their regularly scheduled days of rest, or, subject to Clause 36.09, to take these days in conjunction with their next annual vacation and administered in accordance with Clause 37.07. Once scheduled, the alternate days off shall not be rescheduled except by mutual agreement of the Employee and the Employing Department.
36.09 Where an Employee employed in continuous operations exercises an election under Clause 36.08, he shall advise the Employer of his choice of election for the following year, not later than December 31st, except that a new Employee shall make this election prior to the first holiday for which he is eligible.
36.10 Clauses 36.08 and 36.09 shall not apply to Employees in continuous operations where the alternate days off are included in the Employee's shift schedule.
36.11 When an Employee is called back to work on a paid holiday, he shall be compensated in accordance with the provisions of Article 19 and Clause 36.06 does not apply.
36.12 Authorized travel on government business on a paid holiday shall be compensated at straight time pay or equivalent time off.

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1 Definitions
2 Terms of Employment
3 Master/Subsidiary Agreements
4 Application
5 Management Recognition
6 Union Recognition
7 Legislation and the Collective Agreement
8 Union Membership and Dues Check-Off
9 Employer-Union Relations
10 Employer-Employee Relations
11 Time Off for Union Business
12 Lay-Off and Recall
13 Attendance
14 Acting Incumbent
15 Position Abolishment
16 Hours of Work
17 Overtime
18 Shift Differential
18A Weekend Premium
19 Call Back Pay
20 Reporting Pay
21 Standby Pay
22 Northern Allowance Pay
23 Workers' Compensation Supplement
24 Forest Fire Operations, Flood Control and Pollution Control
25 Correctional Institution Salary Allowance
26 Authorized Expenses
27 Probationary Employee and Period
28 Disciplinary Action
29 Grievance Procedure
30 Institutional Fire Prevention and Control
31 Casual Illness
32 General Illness
33 Proof of Illness
33A Long Term Disability (LTD)
34 Health Plan Benefits
35 Insurance
36 Paid Holidays
36A Christmas Closure
37 Annual Vacation Leave
38 Special Leave 
39 Military Leave
40 Adoption/Parental Leave
40A Maternity Leave
41 Court Leave
42 Employment Insurance Premium Reduction
43 Safety and Health
44 Parking
45 Rates of Pay
46 Leave Without Pay
47 Term and Effective Date
48 Printing of Agreements
49 Employee Benefits Committee
50 Harassment and Discrimination
Supplement I - Institution Fire Prevention and Control Fire Fighters - Schedule of Remuneration
Supplement II - Modified or Flexible Hours of Work
Addendum I
Addendum II
Letter of Understanding #1 - Terms of Reference Article 49 - Employee Benefits Committee
Letter of Understanding #2 - Employment Standards Code, Scheme of Employment Covering the Master and Subsidiary Agreements
Letter of Understanding #3 - Separation Payment for Restructuring
Schedule - Separation Payment
Standard Separation Payment for Restructuring Termination Agreement for Bargaining Unit Employees
Letter of Understanding #4 - Separation for Temporary Employees and 2850 Hour Wage Employees
Standard Separation for Temporary and 2850 Hour Wage Bargaining Unit Employees Termination Agreement
Letter of Understanding #5 - Payout of Annual Vacation
Letter of Understanding #6 - 6 and 3 Work Schedules
Letter of Understanding #7 - Health Spending Account
Letter of Understanding #8 - Paid Up Life Insurance
Letter of Understanding #9 - Legal Fees
Letter of Understanding #10 - Legal Indemnification
Letter of Understanding #11 - Northern Trips
Letter of Understanding #12 - Northern Leave
Letter of Understanding #13 - Attraction Bonus
Letter of Understanding #14 - 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance
Letter of Intent #1 - Employee Relations Committees
Note: The following Letters do not form part of the Master Agreement but are included here for  information purposes only.
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