Hours Worked Between Christmas & New Years

Employees Scheduled To Work On A Stat Holiday:

For this purpose, the Stat Holidays are December 26 & 27 as well as January 2 (the days that we consider “lieu days” are also considered Stat Holidays for the purpose of pay):

  • Employees who work on these days will be paid a regular days pay (per their normal pay deposit and which will be doubled either in pay or TOIL per the employee’s choice).


IF Employees Are Scheduled To Work During The Closure Period:

For this purpose, the Closure period days are December 28, 29, & 30:

  • Employees will receive their regular days pay PLUS additional vacation entitlements for 2023 (based on a minimum of 4 hours worked and up to a maximum of 3 full days).  For example, an employee is scheduled to come to work for 2 hrs Dec 29 & 7.5 hrs on Dec 30, that employee would receive 1.5 extra vacation days in their 2023 entitlement (the 2 hours is rounded up to a ½ day).


IF Employees Receives A Call-Out During The Closure Period:

For this purpose, regular call out procedures apply.  Please note that employees will also receive their normal day’s pay in addition to the doubled Call-Out hours.


Mechanical Shift Engineers

As with past years, as these gents work straight through the closure, they will automatically receive 3 additional days’ vacation for the closure period and no cards are required for them.


Here is a link to the guidelines.


Thanks again for all your understanding and cooperation in these matters.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your Executives, Shop Stewards, or Julie Ellerton.