No ‘snow pay’ chills morale

Many workers in Atlantic Canada won't be paid for time missed because of massive snowstorm
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/22/2004


rievances have been piling up in the Atlantic region as many workers discovered they won’t get paid for days missed due to the massive snowstorm last month.

At Halifax-based Capital Health District, spokesman Geoff Wilson said according to the collective agreement, workers who missed their shifts must make up the time with vacation, time in lieu or extra shifts. “We are an essential service, so we don’t make any distinction between who’s essential and who’s not. Everybody is,” said Wilson.