Memorandum of Understanding - Additional Leave under Ontario's Employment Standards Act

The Association and the Employer signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for different leaves sitpulated in the Employment Standards Act of Ontario, but are absent of the Collective Agreement covering Part-Time Professors (PTP) teaching at the University of Ottawa.

The MoU deals with the rights of PTP to take these leaves, the procedure by which PTP can request them, the protection of PTP during the leaves, and the compensation PTP may receive if the administration of the University cancels a contract.

The leaves are in most cases not paid, but PTP's employment is protected. Upon his/her return, the PTP may resume his/her duties, unless the Employer cancels the contract or contracts, in which case, the PTP shall receive a compensation of 50% or 100% of the value of the contract or contracts (minus the money already paid out before the cancellation or cancellations).

These additional leaves are:

  • Family Medical Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Family Caregiver Leave
  • Critically Ill Child Care Leave
  • Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leave
  • Personal Emergency Leave
  • Emergency Leave, Declared Emergencies
  • Reservist Leave

MoU: Employment Standards Act Leaves.