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Arbitration Decision

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Judgement, Sick Leave, Credit, Full-Time, Disability, Illness, Work-Hardening


The parties have requested a declaratory judgement interpreting Article 20.10 of the Agreement, respecting deduction of sick leave credit. The Union takes the position that the Article applies to employees classified as full-time but only working part of the day due to participation in a work-hardening program or because of a disability being accommodated by the Employer. The Employer's position is that the provision is only intended to apply to absences for part of a full- time shift because of unexpected onset of illness during the shift.