Originally Posted by FFTR_651
Has any one else heard of the rumour that our Lieu Days will be disappearing? The rumour that has been told to us is that unless we physically have worked the stat then we are not getting the lieu day.
I am curious to see what others thoughts on this are.
My thoughts are this, a normal Monday to Friday worker gets 11 statuatory holidays a year. If a stat falls on their normal day off (Saturday or Sunday) they get the Monday off.
So what they have told us is that if we work the stat we get a Lieu day, however; if we are on normal days off we do not get the lieu day because we are observing the stat by being off.
The CF does fall under the Canadian Labour Code and it is laid out in CLC - Part III Division V.
Not trying to start a pissing match here but.
If your in a hall that actually has the manning to give out lieu days then I can see complianing about it. But of the 11 we get I was only able to use 3 this year and yes I actually worked almost every major holiday this year. And in the last few years I havent even come close to touching all 11. Unfortunatley the halls are hurting for guys and we still have a minimum manning we have to maintain.
Its a shame, YES, I understand where you are coming from but in the end think about this...you get 14 days off a month and your annual leave goes quite far. Even without the lieu days you work less than half the year. Go complain to some infantry guy or someone at CE and tell them you dont get enough time off and see how far you get. Do you think the boys deployed anywhere get lieu days for working a stat holiday? i dont think so.
Like a said I see where you are coming from and agree its not fair but in the end i really dont see complianing about it. Its just another thing about this trade that just doesnt quite make sense and makes you shake your head. The sad thing is someone in ottawa probably got promoted for thinking of the idea.