Know your Local Collective Agreement (CA)
Section G – LEAVES OF ABSENCE (pp 68 – 76)
Section G governs the rules around teacher absence from school. Leaves include:
Ø Portability of Sick Leave
Ø Compassionate Care Leave
Ø Deferred Salary Leave Plan
Ø Sick Leave
Ø Personal Leave
Ø Workers’ Compensation/Injury on Duty
Ø Serious Illness
Ø Leave of Absence for Non-Elective Treatment of Minor Dependents
Ø Bereavement Leave
Ø Maternity Leave
Ø Supplemental Employment Benefits on Maternity Leave
Ø Paternity Leave
Ø Parental Leave for Fathers
Ø Adoption Leave
Ø Marriage or Attendance at Weddings
Ø Leave of Absence for Political Purposes
Ø Jury Duty and Summons to Legal Proceedings
Ø Early Retirement Incentive Plan
Ø Educational Leave
FAQs about leaves:
Personal Leave (G.22) – teachers receive 1 personal leave day when they have a bank of 50 sick days, 2 when they have 90 days. 50% of unused leave in a year (minimum .5 of a day) will be carried forward to your bank to a maximum of 10 days. Remember: a Teacher Request for Leave form must be completed and approved prior to the leave.
Bereavement Leave (G.26) – teachers receive 5 days paid leave on the death of a family member and ½ day to attend a friend or distant family member’s funeral. Additional unpaid leave may be granted for additional days or for travel.
Did you know? Language can differ between our Local and Provincial contracts – superior language prevails! For example, the Provincial CA contains possible provision for an additional 2 days paid leave for travel. Please contact Michele for further information or help regarding leaves!
Please go to www.prntalocal60.ca for CA information.