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May 21 2021

Agreement on postponement of leave officially signed by MSSS

Because of the pandemic, several of you were unable to take leave during the 2020-2021 academic year. In order for you not to be penalized, we have negotiated an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) that allows you to carry forward your vacation and conference or study leave. This agreement was reached on January 28, 2021, and has finally passed through the Ministry’s lengthy authorization process.

It provides for the following amendments to the collective agreement:

  • Article 25.01: That up to 20 vacation days that were to be taken between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 may be carried forward to the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Article 25.07: That establishments may pay up to 30 vacation days to residents completing or abandoning their training between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.
  • Article 13.02: That up to 7 days’ release for conferences that were to be taken between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 may be carried forward to the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Article 13.05: That up to 10 days’ study leave that were to be taken between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 may be carried forward to the 2021-2022 academic year.

Establishments will be receiving an electronic newsletter from the Quebec Health Insurance Board (RAMQ) in the next few days telling them about this.