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 on a nine (9) month contract, the vacation entitlement falls within the nine (9) 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 the member’s religion or Indigenous traditional practices 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.