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Labrador Benefits Policy

Policy Statement

Employees who work in Labrador are entitled to extra benefits which are intended to assist in offsetting the cost of living in and traveling to and from the region.

Application

This policy applies to all employees. Bargaining unit employees should also consult their respective collective agreement.

Definitions

Dependent a spouse and children under age 18 years of age, or 24 years of age if the child is in full time attendance at a school or post-secondary institution
Spouse employee's husband or wife, including a common-law or same sex partner with whom the employee has lived for more than one year

Responsibility

Department

It is the responsibility of individual departments to:

  • ensure proper payment of Labrador allowance based on employees' hours of work; and
  • monitor the payment of Labrador and travel allowances.

Employee

It is the responsibility of employees to:

  • make a request for the payment of travel allowance at the beginning of the fiscal year, notifying the employer of the number of dependents; and
  • notify the employer of the need to use any extra paid leave days outlined in this policy as near to the event as possible.

Labrador Allowance

Labrador Allowance is paid to employees on a pro-rated basis in accordance with their hours of work, excluding overtime.

Where employees and their spouses are both employed by provincial Government departments or quasi-government agencies (e.g. hospitals, corporations or school boards), the total amount paid to both of them will not exceed the dependent rate for the allowance.

Labrador allowance is paid biweekly based on the annual amounts indicated in the tables below:

Group 1

Date

Single

Dependent

Happy Valley/Goose Bay

North West River

Sheshatshiu

Wabush

Labrador City

Churchill Falls

April 1,2008

$2,475

$4,950

 

Group 2

Date

Single

Dependent

Red Bay

L'Anse au Loup

L'Anse au Clair

Forteau

Pinware

West St. Modeste Mud Lake

Cartwright

Mary's Harbour

Port Hope Simpson

St. Lewis

Charlottetown

Lodge Bay

Paradise River

April 1, 2008

$2,875

$5,725

 

Group 3

Date

Single

Dependent

Rigolet

William's Harbour

Norman's Bay

Black Tickle

Pinsent's Arm

Makkovik

Postville

Hopedale

Davis Inlet/Natuashish

Nain

April 1, 2008

$3,000

$5,975

 

Travel Allowance

Travel allowance is:

  • paid on a pro-rated basis according to employees hours of work in the previous 12 month period, ending March 31, excluding overtime; and
  • based on the number of dependents the employee has on the date of application of the allowance.

Where employees and their spouses are both employed by provincial Government departments or quasi-government agencies (e.g. hospitals, corporations or school boards), each spouse shall receive the employee travel allowance, but only one spouse shall claim the benefit for dependents.

Employees who retire, resign or otherwise terminate employment are entitled to payment of travel allowance proportional to the employees hours of work in the current fiscal year. In the case of death the payment will be made to the employee's beneficiary or estate.

The following leaves will be considered for the purposes of calculating hours of work for this policy :

  • Maternity Leave/Parental Leave/Adoption Leave;
  • Injury-on-Duty/Worker's Compensation Leave;
  • Paid Leave; and
  • Special Leave without Pay up to 20 days per year.

Travel allowance is paid to employees in the first pay period following April 15 of each year on the annual amounts indicated in the tables below:

Group 1

Date

Amount for Employee

Amount for Employee's Dependent(s)

Happy Valley/Goose Bay

North West River

Sheshatshiu

Wabush

Labrador City

Churchill Falls

April 1, 2008

$750

$550

 

Group 2

Date

Amount for Employee

Amount for Employee's Dependent(s)

Red Bay

L'Anse au Loup

L'Anse au Clair

Forteau

Pinware

West St. Modeste Mud Lake

Cartwright

Mary's Harbour

Port Hope Simpson

St. Lewis

Charlottetown

Lodge Bay

Paradise River

April 1, 2008

$800

$600

 

Group 3

Date

Amount for Employee

Amount for Employee's Dependent(s)

Rigolet

William's Harbour

Norman's Bay

Black Tickle

Pinsent's Arm

Makkovik

Postville

Hopedale

Davis Inlet/Natuashish

Nain

April 1, 2008

$850

$650

Leave

Permanent employees are entitled to extra non-cumulative, paid leave each fiscal year as noted in the following table. This leave is intended to be utilized when employees are delayed from returning to the community due to an interruption in transportation service occurring within Labrador or at the last departure point directly to Labrador.

Group 1

Number of Working Days Leave

Happy Valley/Goose Bay

North West River

Sheshatshiu

Wabush

Labrador City

Churchill Falls

3 Working Days


Group 2

Number of Working Days Leave

Red Bay

L'Anse au Loup

L'Anse au Clair

Forteau

Pinware

West St. Modeste Mud Lake

Cartwright

Mary's Harbour

Port Hope Simpson

St. Lewis

Charlottetown

Lodge Bay

Paradise River

3 Working Days


Group 3

Number of Working Days Leave

Rigolet

William's Harbour

Norman's Bay

Black Tickle

Pinsent's Arm

Makkovik

Postville

Hopedale

Davis Inlet/Natuashish

Nain

3 Working Days

 

Last Policy Update: December 5, 2008

 
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