Local 1 – 2018 Holiday Qualifiers Update

Halifax Shipyard will be closing for the holidays December 21, 2018 and reopening January 2, 2019. Local 1 employees are being given two options to qualify for statutory holiday pay for the holidays:

Option 1: Work Thursday, December 20 (half day) AND Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Option 2: Work Wednesday, December 19 AND Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Employees who wish to take Option 2 must submit a Holiday Qualifier Request Form for an approved leave using a remaining floating holiday, vacation day, or requesting a Leave of Absence to cover December 20. 

Forms will be available next week in employee lunchrooms. Forms must be dropped into an HR Drop Box in the employee lunchrooms no later than December 7, 2018. 

Employees who do NOT submit a form and who do NOT work December 20 will NOT qualify for the statutory holiday pay.