Shift Work, Stand-By, Overtime, Call Backs

Article 25. Shift Premium and Stand-By Pay

25.01   Shift Premium

  1. Shift differential: A shift differential of two dollars and thirty cents ($2.30) per hour shall be paid for each hour the employee works between the hours of 1600 on one day and 0800 hours on the following day, provided that the shift includes hours after 1800 hours.
  2. Saturday and Sunday Differential: A Saturday and Sunday differential of two dollars and fifty-five cents ($2.55) per hour shall be paid for each hour worked by an employee between the hours of 0001 hours Saturday and 2400 hours Sunday.
  3. If an employee qualifies for both differentials under (a) and (b) above, they shall receive both.

25.02   When an employee is required by the Department Head or designated representative to work through the employee’s regular meal break or is required to work beyond the employee’s normal shift, the following will apply:

  1. The meal break will be rescheduled as soon as practical to the employee’s normal meal break; or
  2. in the event that this is not practical, then the employee will be provided with a meal.

25.03  Stand-By Pay

  1. An employee required to perform standby duty shall be paid twenty dollars and forty cents ($20.40) for each eight (8) hour shift of standby.
  2. When a standby is required on a statutory holiday, the rate of compensation shall be twenty-two dollars and sixty cents ($22.60) for each eight (8) hour shift of standby.
  3. The above provisions of 25.03 i) and 25.03 ii) shall apply only to the Technical Services – Biomedical Division, and any other Department by the mutual agreement of the parties.

No compensation shall be granted for the total period of standby duty if the employee does not report for work when required.

Article 26. Overtime

26.01   The provisions of this Article shall apply to all employees in the Bargaining Unit except Video Producer/Directors and Student Affairs Officers.

26.02   When an employee is required to work in excess of thirty-five (35) hours per week, the employee shall receive overtime pay at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times the employee’s regular hourly rate or the employee may, upon request, receive compensatory time off at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) hours off for each hour worked in excess of thirty-five (35) hours per week.

26.03   Where it is agreed to grant time off under Article 26.02, the Department Head will endeavour to grant time off at a time suitable to the employee; however, if such time off is not granted within two (2) months, the employee will receive pay at the applicable rate.

26.04   An employee’s regular hourly rate shall be calculated by dividing the employee’s annual salary by 1820.

26.05   All overtime shall be authorized by the Employer and scheduled by the Department Head.

26.06   For the purpose of this Article, hours off on approved leave with pay shall be counted as hours worked.

26.07   Where possible, overtime and callback time shall be distributed as evenly as practical among employees, first from the same classification in the same division/department, who are willing and qualified to perform the required work.

Article 27. Call Back

27.01   Subject to Clause 27.02, when an employee is called back and reports for work after the employee has left their place of work, and such recall has not been scheduled in advance, the employee shall be paid for a minimum of three (3) hours at the appropriate overtime rate.

27.02   Where an employee is called back to work and completes the work in less than the minimum three (3) hours and is subsequently recalled within the three (3) hour minimum, the benefit of the three (3)-hour minimum shall apply only once.

27.03   When an employee is recalled to work under the conditions described in Clause 27.01, the employee shall be paid the cost of transportation to and from the employee’s place of work at the appropriate mileage rate as set out in Article 33, Clause 33.02, for actual distanced travelled up to a maximum of forty (40) kilometers.