Time on Leave Not Paid Hours for Purpose of Lump Sum

|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/01/2011

Informed that they were not eligible for the Lump Sum Payments made to other nurses because their time on parental or maternity leave did not constitute paid hours, a number of part-time and casual nurses grieved.

Under the terms of a Letter of Understanding, Lump Sum Payments of up to $3,256 were payable to employees based on their employment status on February 7, 2008.

However, whereas full-time employees with less than two years service were entitled to a flat $799, regular part-time and casual part-time employees were eligible for a sum based on $0.41 per hour paid in the previous calendar year.