Remembrance Day Holiday–How does it Affect Us ??

Brothers & Sisters,

There seems to be some confusion around the Remembrance Day Holiday and how it affects us.
Since we are under the Canada Labour Code and not a Colllective Agreement below are excerpts from the Canada Labour Code on this issue.

1) Must an employee have been employed for a specific period of time or work a specific number of days to qualify for general holiday pay?

Yes. An employee must be employed for a minimum of 30 days in order to be eligible for holiday pay.

Other than the 30-day employment requirement, employees do not need to work a specific number of hours or shifts preceding the holiday in order to qualify for holiday pay.

2) What happens if a general holiday falls on a non-working day?

If New Year’s Day, Canada Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, or Boxing Day falls on a Sunday or Saturday that is a non-working day for an employee, the employee is entitled to a holiday with pay on the working day immediately preceding or following the general holiday.

3) How much pay is an employee entitled to receive for a holiday on which he or she does not work?

Employees will receive general holiday pay depending on the method that they earn their wages. For most employees, their holiday pay will be equal to at least one twentieth (1/20th) of the wages, excluding overtime pay that they earned in the four-week period immediately before the week in which the general holiday occurs.

So to put it in a nutshell we, as federal employees, are entitled to Remembrance Day as a Stat Holiday. For those who do not work on Sunday they will be entitled to Monday off as a paid holiday.

If any management person is telling you differently I need to hear about at the Union Office @ 519-895-2655 so I can inform them of their obligation under the Canada Labour Code.

Thank you,

Brother Steve Hinschberger