Article 23 : holidays
23.1 No Employee shall be required to perform any duties on any of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, any other statutory holiday, and any holiday declared by the Senate of the University.
23.2 Any Employee shall be entitled to observe holidays of the Employee’s religion other than those specified above; however, the Employee must notify their Supervisor in writing of their intentions as early as possible and no later than ten (10) working days prior to the said holiday. The Supervisor may waive the notice period at their discretion.
23.3 Furthermore, no Employee shall be required to perform duties between December 23 and the first day of classes in January.
23.4 It is understood by the Parties that it is the responsibility of the immediate Supervisor of the Research Assistant to determine whether they should perform essential duties during any of the holidays or periods referred to in 23.1 and 23.2 and 23.3. For the purpose of this Article, essential duties are duties that cannot be discontinued during any of the holidays or periods referred to in 23.1, 23.2 and 23.3 or that could not be scheduled outside of these periods.