Holiday hullabalooNumber of paid holidays modified by collective agreement12/15/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 12/15/2014 When the British Columbia government introduced Family Day as a statutory holiday, workers heaved a sigh of relief. For many, the much-needed day off serves as a break smack dab in the middle of a harsh winter. But for employees at Walter Energy in Vancouver, the holiday was not observed. Whereas the union demanded compensation for working on a government-designated day off, the employer argued that because Family Day was not explicitly named in the collective agreement, it had to do no such thing. Mark Brown, presiding over the case, agreed with the latter. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.