Posted Friday October 9, 2020
Under Appendix “Y” of the Urban Collective Agreement. Lieu days for the period of December 15 to January 15
must be applied for by Sunday November 1.
The Urban Collective Agreement states:
EXEMPTION TO CLAUSE 18.02 (a)(ii) CHRISTMAS LETTER CARRIER SERVICE
The parties agree to the following process to balance the interests of employees in taking leave with the mandate
of the Corporation to ensure service to its customers.
(a) This Appendix will apply only for leave requested under sub-paragraph 18.02(a)(ii) for working days
between December 15 and January 15.
(b) During the period set out in (a) above, the number of employees in the Letter Carrier classification in an
installation requesting the same alternate day pursuant to sub-paragraph 18.02(a)(ii) cannot exceed the
number derived by the following:
the difference between the total number of employees on known absences in the Letter Carrier classification, excluding those on absences covered as per clause 17.06, and a number equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) of the total number of regular employees in the Letter Carrier classification in the installation. The Corporation shall determine such forecasted numbers no later than November 1 of each year.
(c) Requests for leave under sub-paragraph 18.02(a)(ii) received by November 1 will be approved provided the
number of requests in the installation does not exceed the limit referred to in paragraph (b) above. Should the number of requests exceed the limit referred to in paragraph (b) above, the Corporation shall grant the requests by order of seniority up to this limit. The Corporation will notify any employee whose request has been refused as soon as possible.
(d) If the limit referred to in paragraph (b) above has not been reached by November 1, then requests received after November 1 shall be accepted up to this limit. It is agreed that no requests will be accepted less than ten (10) working days prior to the requested day. Where more than one employee submits a request on the same day for the same alternate day pursuant to sub-paragraph 18.02(a)(ii), requests will be accepted by seniority up to the limit referred to in paragraph (b) above.
Make sure you get your request in on time. If you have any questions about this clause in the Urban Collective Agreement, please contact your Local.
National Director – Pacific Region