Work schedules are established by the University in accordance with operational need, taking into account the availability and order of seniority of the Employee who has the necessary qualifications to perform the work. If the Employee base is insufficient, the University will begin the recruitment process. Employees who report at work for any scheduled shift which is cancelled will be paid:
a) For the length of the scheduled shift if the length of the scheduled shift is less than three (3) hours;
b) Three (3) hours of work if the scheduled shift is more than three (3) hours.
This provision does not apply if the Employee is given a minimum of forty-eight (48) hours notice of shift cancellation.
Employees shall submit their availability for the session on a structured availability form provided by the University four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of each session.
A tentative schedule will be sent by the Manager to all Employees for their approval. The Employee has up to a week to confirm their acceptance. Once confirmed, the scheduled shifts are the responsibility of the Employee.
For weekday shifts (Monday to Friday), Employees will be scheduled on the base schedule for consecutive weekly shifts, subject to operational need.
For weekend shifts (Saturday and Sunday), Employees will have the option of being scheduled on the base schedule for consecutive bi-weekly shifts, or for consecutive weekly shifts, subject to operational need.
The option of bi-weekly shifts applies to Lifeguard and Head Lifeguard shifts only. Instructors must be available for the classes of their course.
Unless the Employee is on an authorized unpaid leave of absence as stated in Article 5.4 of the Agreement, as a condition of employment, Lifeguards and Head Lifeguards must be available for a minimum of eight (8) hours of work per week for the fall and winter sessions. For the spring-summer session, the minimum availability is fifteen (15) hours of work per week. The maximum availability is forty (40) hours of work per week.
Unless the Employee is on an authorized unpaid leave of absence as stated in Article 5.4 of the Agreement, as a condition of employment, Instructors must be available for a minimum of two (2) hours of work per week during fall and winter sessions and a minimum of five (5) hours per week in the spring-summer period.
The work week begins on Sunday (at 0:01 a.m.) and ends on Saturday night (at midnight).