C-TRAN bereavement leave policy

We’ve gotten some questions from our C-TRAN members about the policy on bereavement leave. Here’s what Article 5, Section 25 of the fixed-route and paratransit operator contract says:

“If a death occurs among members of an employee’s immediate family (spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, dependent child of domestic partner, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, brother, stepbrother, sister, or stepsister) the employee shall be granted leave with pay for a maximum of forty (40) consecutive working hours for the purpose of attending to matters related to the death. An employee shall be granted leave with pay for a maximum of twenty-four (24) consecutive working hours for the purpose of attending to matters related to the death of an employee’s mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren and the employee’s or spouse’s grandparents. An Affidavit of Domestic Partnership identifying the domestic partner and his/her child(ren) must be completed, signed, notarized, and on file with Human Resources prior to the death to qualify for bereavement leave. Verification of death may be required by Employer. Such verification shall be in the form of a published funeral notice or obituary.”

If you are covered by the C-TRAN fixed-route and paratransit operator contract, and one of the family members listed above (spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, dependent child of domestic partner, mother, stepmother, father, stepfather, brother, stepbrother, sister, stepsister, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren and the employee’s or spouse’s grandparents), you are eligible for bereavement leave; until those hours are exhausted, you do NOT have to use sick time or other forms of time off, up to the limits listed above.

Please contact your local officers or the union hall with any questions or comments.

By | 2017-09-25T13:37:39+00:00 September 25th, 2017|C-TRAN|Comments Off on C-TRAN bereavement leave policy