ARTICLE 56 - Vacations, Holidays and Leave for Sessional Members

56:01           The University will comply with the Employment Standards Act (E.S.A.) in regard to calculating into sessional rates, the vacation pay entitlement.  For sessional lecturers, the vacation entitlement falls within the eight (8) month contract on working days not to conflict with teaching duties.

56:02           No sessional member shall be required to work, teach, or be on campus on any of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, nor on any holiday declared by the University.  A sessional member shall be entitled to observe holidays of her/his religion without loss of pay or penalty.

56:03           In the event of illness or other bona fide emergency not covered elsewhere in this Agreement, a sessional member shall be granted leave with full pay and benefits for a period of up to two (2) weeks.  The member will provide the appropriate medical documentation if requested to do so.