The Sun Collective Agreement Stat Holidays: What Employees Need to Know
If you are an employee covered by the Sun Collective Agreement, it is essential that you understand your rights and benefits related to stat holidays. Statutory holidays, also known as “stat holidays” or “public holidays,” are days designated by laws in Canada as days of rest and celebration. These days allow employees to take a break from work and spend time with their families and loved ones.
The Sun Collective Agreement is an agreement between the Vancouver Sun and Pacific Newspaper Group, and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Local 2000. It covers the rights and benefits of employees working in various positions, including editorial, technical, and administrative roles.
According to the Sun Collective Agreement, employees are entitled to paid time off on stat holidays. The days recognized as stat holidays are as follows:
– New Year`s Day (January 1st)
– Family Day (third Monday in February)
– Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
– Victoria Day (Monday before May 25th)
– Canada Day (July 1st)
– Labour Day (first Monday in September)
– Thanksgiving Day (second Monday in October)
– Remembrance Day (November 11th)
– Christmas Day (December 25th)
– Boxing Day (December 26th)
If an employee works on a stat holiday, they are entitled to premium pay. According to the Sun Collective Agreement, employees who work on a stat holiday are entitled to receive double their regular rate of pay for the first 8 hours worked, and triple their regular rate of pay for any hours worked beyond 8 hours.
In addition to premium pay, employees may also have the option to take a day off in lieu of working on a stat holiday. If an employee agrees to work on a stat holiday and is entitled to premium pay, they may be able to take another day off as compensation. This day off must be taken within the next four weeks following the stat holiday, unless otherwise agreed upon by the employee and their employer.
It is important to note that employees must meet certain eligibility requirements to be entitled to statutory holiday pay and premium pay. For example, employees must have worked for the employer for a certain period of time, and they must have worked a certain number of hours in the weeks leading up to the stat holiday.
In conclusion, if you are an employee covered by the Sun Collective Agreement, it is crucial that you understand your rights and benefits related to stat holidays. You are entitled to paid time off on these days, and if you work on a stat holiday, you are entitled to premium pay. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements to receive these benefits and consult with your employer or union representative if you have any questions or concerns.