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Holidays Act Q&A: employees working July 2, 2012 get stat pay

Q:  Im scheduled to work July 1, and not on July 2.  However, my employer says that I will not be getting paid at the -statutory holiday" rate for work on July 1.  Is this right?

A:  This year, July 1 falls on a Sunday.  According to the federal Holidays Act, this means the legal statutory holiday is July 2.  For 2012, members working July 2 will receive stat pay ... not those working July 1.

For more information on the federal Holidays Act:  http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/H-5/page-1.html

Contact your steward if you have other questions.  You can find a list of stewards on your facilitys union bulletin board.  A list of HSA chief stewards is also available online at www.hsabc.org > Contact > Find your steward, or http://www.hsabc.org/stewards.php?id=330

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