This Article contains provisions exclusively related to partial-load employees. However, this Article is not inclusive of all rights of partial-load employees under the Collective Agreement.
A partial-load employee is defined as a teacher who teaches more than six and up to and including 12 hours per week on a regular basis.
A partial-load employee shall not receive salary or vacations but shall be paid for the performance of each teaching contact hour at an hourly rate calculated in accordance with 26.04.
A portion of the hourly rate for partial-load teachers is in lieu of vacation pay.
Determination of partial-load teachers’ starting step and progression within the hourly rate schedules shall be in accordance with the Job Classification Plans (see pages 117-122).
The College shall, upon the initial hiring of a partial-load teacher in the bargaining unit, forward a copy of the initial step placement calculation to the Union Local President.
Partial-load employees will be provided a copy of the Collective Agreement on the first occasion they are employed following the negotiation of a new Collective Agreement or if re-employment occurs more than one year after the end of the previous partial-load contract.
The following tables indicate the hourly rate paid at each step for partial-load employees. For progression on the grid, refer to 26.10 B.
Post-Secondary Partial-Load Professors
A partial-load employee shall pay dues in accordance with Article 10, Union Deduction.
Insured Group Benefits
Extended Health, Vision and Hearing Care
The College shall pay 100% of the billed premium of the Extended Health Plan found in Article 19, Other Insurance Plans, for partial-load employees, excluding Vision and Hearing coverage, and subject to the application procedures for this benefit, with the exception of those employees who opt out of the plan because of spousal coverage elsewhere.
The College shall provide for access to the Dental, Vision Care, Hearing Care, Critical Illness/Catastrophic Event Insurance and Life Insurance Plans found in Article 19, Other Insurance Plans, for partial-load employees provided the premium is paid by the employee.
Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period, benefit level and premium sharing are as follows:
Life Insurance Plans
Group Insurance – Bridging Benefit
If upon termination of a contract there is a written contract for future employment as a partial-load employee, the employee, by paying 100% of the premiums for the benefits, may continue participation throughout the period between contracts in any group insurance plan in which that employee was participating.
Where the College is anticipating re-employment of a partial-load employee, the College is encouraged, where feasible, to provide a written contract upon termination.
If an employee is re-employed within 6 months of the end of any contract, waiting periods for group insurance plans will be waived.
Tuition Subsidy and Leaves of Absence
The College shall provide partial-load employees with access to the rights provided in Article 12, Tuition Subsidy; Article 21, Leaves of Absence; Article 22, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, and Article 23, Prepaid Leave Plan, of this Agreement. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:
Short-Term Disability Plan
26.08 A Partial-load employees will be covered by the Short-Term Disability Plan described in Article 17 of this Agreement with the 20 working days of coverage for 100% regular pay to be pro-rated in accordance with the table found in 26.08 B. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:
Partial-Load Sick Leave Pro-rating Table (In Hours)
Sick Leave Plan – Bridging Benefit
Partial-load employees hired up to and including March 31, 1991 who were re-hired within 6 months of the end of any contract, or who were re-hired within 6 months of the end of any approved leave of absence or where upon termination there was a written contract for future employment as a partial-load employee shall be covered by the cumulative sick leave plan which was in place for the full-time academic employees hired up to and including March 31, 1991.
Partial-load employees hired on or after April 1, 1991 are covered by the short- term disability plan described in Article 17 as modified by Articles 26.08 A and 26.08 B but will also enjoy the bridging provisions as set out above.
Statutory and College Holidays
Partial-load employees who are under contract on the last working day prior and the working day subsequent to a holiday as defined in Article 16, Holidays, shall be paid for these if they are regularly scheduled teaching days. Under contract means there is a written contract between the College and the employee. Details regarding participation, eligibility, waiting period and benefit level are as follows:
It is agreed that Article 27, Job Security, has no application to partial-load teachers except as referred to in 27.04 A, 27.06 A (iv), (v), (vi), 27.08 B, 27.11 B and 27.12. Such partial-load teachers may be released upon 30 days’ written notice and shall resign by giving 30 days’ written notice.
For the purpose of determining the service of a partial-load teacher under 27.06 A (iv), (v), (vi), and 27.08 B and for the purpose of determining progression through the grid ten months of on-the-job experience will entitle the employee to one year of service and to progress one step on the grid, except as noted in 26.10 C.
On-the-job experience will be calculated as follows: a partial-load teacher will be entitled to credit for service from September 1, 1971 (but not earlier) on the basis of ½ month’s credit for each full month of service up to January 1, 1977 and thereafter on the basis of ½ month’s credit for each calendar month in which the employee teaches 30 hours or more.
Subject to the application of Articles 2.02 and 27.06 A, where the college determines that there is a need to hire a partial-load employee, it will give priority in hiring to current partial-load employees whose contracts will expire prior to the start of the assignment, and partial-load employees whose contracts have ended within six months of the start of the assignment if the following conditions are met:
(i) The partial-load employee must have previously been employed as a partial- load employee for at least 8 months of service as defined in 26.10 C within the last 4 academic years, and
(ii) The partial-load employee must have previously taught the courses that form the new partial-load assignment.
The offer of partial-load employment is conditional on the college subsequently determining there is sufficient enrolment to warrant the assignment being offered.