The University establishes the work schedules, the hours of operation, the nature of activities, and the staff required, according to the operational needs.

An Employee’s day of work will not exceed 8 hours unless the employee is on call and the working week will not exceed 40 hours. The same maximum hours apply for training.

Based on a 37-week Academic Session, an employee will be scheduled to work a maximum of 555 hours.

The supervisor will meet with the employee to present the official working schedule and tasks to be accomplished during work hours.

The University will make every reasonable effort not to schedule or reschedule shifts in such a way that it conflicts with an Employee’s University mandatory academic duties (e.g., classes, discussion groups, laboratory sessions, tutorials, conferences, or an examination, etc.). Where a conflict exists between an Employee’s University scheduled academic duties and the Employer scheduled shifts, the Employee and their supervisor will attempt to resolve the conflict in order to minimize the effect on the academic duties.

The maximum of 555 hours of work during the Academic Session includes the scheduled hours of work, training, on-call duty, credited leaves, meetings, and some union-related duties released as specified in the present Agreement. Taking into consideration operational needs, some working weeks will involve more or fewer hours of work.

Employees and their supervisor will review working hours at least once per month to ensure they are tracking assigned responsibilities and expectations and hours to be worked in accordance with the maximum bank hours as prevailed in 19.3 and 19.10. The hours worked will be tracked on a ‘Hours Reporting Form’.

Employees are not required to be in the Residence during a non-scheduled period of in-person work.

 The total number of hours worked will be adjusted by the University based on the total number of weeks of the Academic Session and the stipend and room assignment will be adjusted accordingly.

Based on a fifteen (15) week Summer Session, an employee will be scheduled to work a maximum of two hundred and twenty-five (225) hours.

If operational needs permit it, an employee can exceptionally ask to complete one semester abroad, and therefore to be replaced for that period during their absence from work.