0805 - Winter Bonus Days
Entitlements for employees are contained in collective agreements and employee handbooks including:
Collective Agreement with the UNW - Article 18.08 - Winter Bonus Day
UNW Letter of Understanding – Winter Bonus Days 2012-2016
Excluded Employees’ Handbook - Winter Bonus Days
Senior Managers’ Handbook - Winter Bonus Days
These guidelines and procedures apply to all employees, except Relief employees, school year employees, and members of the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association.
- Employees can take winter bonus days either immediately before or immediately after liquidating the required combination of five consecutive vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays.
- Mandatory leave days are not counted when calculating the winter bonus day entitlement, but do not interrupt consecutive vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays required for the entitlement to winter bonus days.
- Winter bonus days can be taken in the first week of April, if they are preceded by the qualifying vacation leave days or vacation plus designated paid holidays liquidated in March.
- Winter bonus days can be take in the last week of September, if they are followed by the qualifying vacation leave days or vacation plus designated statutory holidays liquidated in October.