Floating Holidays


Published: 7Jun2018

Sent to affected employees on May 31, 2018. 

As you may know, employees who have been continuously employed at McGill in a non-unionized non-academic role as of May 30, 2004 are entitled to two paid floating holidays per year. However, those who entered such a role on or after June 1, 2004 are not entitled to these days.

We recently realized that some employees who are not eligible for floating holidays have nevertheless been receiving them for some time. This generally applies to employees who were formerly MUNACA members, and who were hired into non-unionized non-academic roles on or after June 1, 2004. The result has been an uneven application of the policy – some ineligible employees continue to receive them, while others do not.

We recognize that you may have already scheduled time off in 2018-19, and we do not wish to disrupt your plans. So, for employees who have been erroneously receiving these floaters, we have decided to defer the application of this portion of the policy until 2019-20. You will remain free to use these floaters in 2018-19, but this will be the last year in which you can do so. Similarly, if in the past you opted to convert your floaters to an annual lump-sum payment, you will receive this payment once again for 2018-19 – but not for 2019-20 and beyond.

Former MUNACA employees on a temporary assignment or temporary promotion in a M position will get their eligibility back once they return to their MUNACA position.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact francis.desjardins [at] mcgill.ca (Francis Desjardins), Director of Labour and Employee Relations.