With this contract, I thee wed

Canadian Labour Reporter’s editors discuss unique clauses in collective agreements
By Sabrina Nanji and Liz Foster
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/25/2014

Having to report to work on the day you get married might seem like an unthinkable notion — but for some employees, having a day off for their wedding may not be an explicit right.

Canadian Blood Services in Edmonton allows up to three days off for an employee’s wedding, according to its collective agreement. In Quebec, the Canadian Merchant Service Guild at Océan Remorquage Côte-Nord is given two days off while members of the Labourers’ International Union of North America at Quality Hotel in Campbellton, N.B., are given one unpaid week off for the big day.

Over the past year, Canadian Labour Reporter reported the details of nearly 300 collective agreements from across Canada. Here’s a look at some of the more unusual items that caught our eyes.