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Winter Bonus Days

Enhance your vacation by taking time off during the winter months and receive additional bonus day(s) off. Learn how GNWT employees can take advantage.

Entitlements for employees are contained in collective agreements and employee handbooks including:

Collective Agreement with the UNW -  Article 18.08 - Winter Bonus Day

UNW Letter of Understanding – Winter Bonus Days 2012-2016

Excluded Employees’ Handbook - Winter Bonus Days

Senior Managers’ Handbook - Winter Bonus Days

Guidelines

  1. Employees can take winter bonus days either immediately before or immediately after liquidating the required combination of five consecutive vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays.
  2. Mandatory leave days are not counted when calculating the winter bonus day entitlement, but do not interrupt consecutive vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays required for the entitlement to winter bonus days.
  3. Winter bonus days can be taken in the first week of April, if they are preceded by the qualifying vacation leave days or vacation plus designated paid holidays liquidated in March.
  4. Winter bonus days can be take in the last week of September, if they are followed by the qualifying vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays liquidated in October.