TO COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT: VOLUNTEER AND PERSONAL LEAVE:

The new Volunteer and Personal Leave provisions of the TO collective agreement became effective September 19, 2003. Apparently, the SIGMA system has not yet been adjusted to accommodate these changes. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO THE LEAVE AS OF SEPTEMBER 19. If you want to take the leave prior to SIGMA being up and running, you should notify your supervisor of your intent, give the 5-day notice period and then take the leave. Your supervisor must take note of the leave request and when it was taken. Once the SIGMA system has been adjusted, the leave should be retroactively entered.