Contract language on holidays not a one-off

A union and employer disagreed about what their contract covered in regards to new statutory holidays, after the Government of Ontario’s Family Day holiday was enacted in 2007.
By Mark Rogers
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/09/2012

The union and the employer disagreed about the scope of the contract language they had negotiated concerning paid holidays.

During collective bargaining in 2007, the union proposed adding another paid holiday to the collective agreement.

The union proposed a number of different days. The employer resisted. However, after the union relented on its proposals for a specific day, the parties agreed to accept the potential for a new holiday.