VI - PERSONAL LEAVE
1996 National Agreement)
Employees in road freight service covered by this Agreement and not
covered by the National Paid Holiday Rules shall be provided with personal
leave days on the following basis:
Personal Leave Days
than five years
years and less than 10 years
years and less than 15 years
years and less than 20 years
years or more
No employee covered by this Agreement shall receive in the
aggregate more than eleven (11) personal leave days and paid holidays in
any calendar year.
(a) Personal leave days provided in Section 1 shall be scheduled with the
approval of the proper carrier officer upon forty-eight (48) hours, advance notice from
(b) The employee will he paid one basic day at the rate of the last
service performed for each personal leave day.
(c) Any personal leave days provided for herein that are requested
but denied by the carrier and not subsequently rescheduled during the
calendar year or the first quarter of the following calendar year shall be
paid at the rate specified herein. Personal leave days carried over into
another year because requested time off was denied by the carrier shall
not be bought out.
(d) To qualify for personal leave days in any given calendar year,
the employee must have been credited with at least 150 days for work
during the preceding calendar year.
Nothing in this Article is intended to restrict any of the existing
rights of a carrier.
This Article shall become effective on January 1, 1997 except on
such carriers where the organization representative may elect to preserve
existing local rules or practices pertaining to personal leave days and so
notifies the authorized carrier representative on or before such effective