Qualifying for the SR2 and SR3 lump sum payment:
The SR2 and SR3 lump sum payments are for employees who hold an SR2 or SR3 substantive position on the date of signing the collective agreement and have done so for a minimum of three (3) continuous months preceding the date of signing. If you hold one of these positions as your substantive, but have been acting in another position, you will still qualify for the lump sum payment so long as you meet the criteria stated above.
If you are an employee who has held an SR2 or SR3 substantive position for three (3) months preceding the signing of the collective agreement, but is on leave without pay due to maternity, parental or sick leave, you are still eligible for the lump sum payment. If you are on leave without pay for other reasons, you will not be eligible.
If you are on or have taken leave with pay, this will not impact your eligibility negatively. For example if you take vacation during the three (3) month preceding the signing of the collective agreement, or you are on leave due to income averaging, you will still be regularly eligible for the lump sum.
If you do not hold a substantive SR2 or SR3 position, but have been acting as an SR2 or SR3 for twelve (12) continuous months preceding the date of signing the collective agreement, then you will qualify for the lump sum payment as well. You must have held the acting assignment for the full twelve (12) months and remain in the acting position at the date of signing the collective agreement.
The collective agreement could be signed within three (3) to six (6) months, though it is difficult to anticipate an exact date due to the variables inherent in the process.