The UNA Provincial Collective Agreement states that employers shall post the vacation schedule planner by Jan. 1 each year. The agreement says the employer shall indicate approval or disapproval of vacation requests submitted by March 15 and post the resulting vacation schedule by April 30 of each year.
Article 17.03 of the collective agreement states that employees are required to submit 75 per cent of their vacation entitlements for a year in the vacation schedule planner by March 15.
The employer has an obligation to provide guidance as to the reasonable number of employees for each unit, program or site who may be granted vacation at the same time.
It is important to remember that this is a guideline and that employees check if this number is in fact reasonable.
For example, if the employee is working on a large unit and the number of employees who can be away per day would result in not all employees being able to utilize their full vacation banks, the number would not be reasonable.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your UNA local executive or Labour Relations Officer at 1-800-252-9394.