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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN

THE UNION OF NORTHERN WORKERS

AND

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES


JOB SHARE

Employees in Health and Social Services Authorities

The parties agree as follows:

1.

Job sharing is a voluntary arrangement between the Employer and two or more employees of a Health and Social Services Authority in the Public Service by which two or more  employees agree to share the responsibilities and tasks of a full-time job in such a manner that each attends in the position for separate periods of time.

2.

The terms and conditions governing job share arrangements will be as agreed to by the Union and the Employer.

3.

The terms and conditions of job sharing arrangements agreed to by the parties form part of the Collective Agreement.

4.

The terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement apply to the employees participating in a job sharing arrangement except as modified in this Memorandum.

 

PARTIALLY FILLED JOB SHARE POSITIONS

1.

Where an employee wishes to enter into a job share arrangement, and no other employee has been identified or agreed to share the position, the Employer may enter into a ‘job share employee extended” employment relationship with the sole employee, while the employee and the Employer continue to seek another employee or candidate to fill the remaining portion of the position.

2.

While the employee and the Employer continue to seek another employee or candidate to fill the remaining portion of the position, the Employer may place casual employees or transferred employees to fill the remaining portion of the position.

3.

If, at the conclusion of one year of employment in a job share position, no other employee or candidate has been identified or agreed to share the position, the job share arrangement will terminate. The shared position will revert to a full-time indeterminate position, and in the case of an indeterminate employee, the employee will have the option to assume that position full time. In the case of an employee employed on a term basis for more than one year, the employee will have the option to assume that position full time until the end of the period of term employment.

4.

The partially filled job share arrangement may be extended beyond one year, only with the approval of the Union. The Employer will ensure that a series of one-year term employees are not employed in lieu of filling the remaining portion of a job share position.

 

COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

2. DEFINITIONS
  (a)

"Job Share Employee Extended": An indeterminate or term employee who has entered into a voluntary arrangement in which two or more employees share one full-time job in such a manner that each attends in the position for separate extended periods of time of six weeks or more.  Such employees shall be treated for the purpose of receipt of benefits as seasonal employees.

  (b)

"Job Share Employee Part-time": An indeterminate employee who has entered into a voluntary arrangement in which two employees share a full-time indeterminate job in such a manner that each attends in the position in any form of rotation of up to two weeks on and two weeks off; such employees shall be treated for the purpose of receipt of benefits as part-time employees.

  (c)

The breaks between each period of job share service shall not interrupt the accumulation of "Continuous Employment" and "Continuous Service" with the Government of the Northwest Territories however shall not be included in the calculation of “Continuous Employment” and “Continuous Service”.

18.

VACATION LEAVE - DELETE EFFECTIVE April 1, 2011

  (a)

In lieu of vacation leave a "job share employee extended" shall be entitled to vacation pay at 6%, 8%, 10% or 12% of his/her earnings in accordance with accumulated length of service every pay period.

  (b) A job share employee part-time shall earn vacation leave in accordance with hours worked.
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INCOMING AND ULTIMATE REMOVAL ASSISTANCE

Job share employees shall be entitled to Articles 42 and 43 of the Collective Agreement except that where an employee receives assistance to return to the point of hire and back to the community of employment after each rotation the following will apply:

  (a)

No ultimate removal or removal on initial appointment will be provided.  However, transportation costs including meals and interim lodging en route plus cost for shipment of two hundred and twenty five (225) kilograms of luggage for the employee and each dependant will be provided for each rotation.

  (b)

For the purpose of this clause only, a rotation is considered to be the move to the place of employment and the move from the place of employment before and after each period of job share service.

TERMINATION:

If an employee is unable to report to duty for his/her rotation for whatever reason it shall be the responsibility of the other employee to cover for a maximum of one month.

The Employer shall find a replacement for the remainder of the rotation. 

If one of the employees terminates participation, there shall be a one month period in which to find a replacement before the job share arrangement is terminated. During this period the Employer shall make reasonable efforts to fill the vacant rotation. Failing this the job share arrangement is deemed to be terminated and the shared position must revert to a full-time indeterminate position, with the remaining employee having the option to assume that position full-time.

 

An employee who wishes to terminate participation must give one (1) month notice of resignation from the Public Service.