On June 3, 2021, the Federal Government created a new Statutory Holiday, namely, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. This is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 80.
September 30 has been declared as the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
Recently, SUN has communicated with Employers to advise that it is SUN's position that as per the terms and conditions of the SUN/SAHO Collective Agreement, All Nations Healing Hospital Collective Agreement, Extendicare Canada Inc. Collective Agreement and the Canadian Blood Services Collective Agreement, this new federally proclaimed holiday would be considered a Statutory Holiday with pay and apply to all SUN members working under these agreements. SUN has requested Employers respond to advise if they will be recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. SUN has also reserved the right to file a grievance on this matter should the Employers advise they will not be recognizing this new federally proclaimed Statutory Holiday.
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