Serious Illness Leave

If you are the primary caregiver of an immediate family member, you are entitled to two consecutive working days of paid leave if the family member has a serious illness. The situation involving the family member must be emergent or life threatening.

In these situations, it is more appropriate to use Serious Illness Leave instead of Family Illness Leave. You are entitled to up to two paid days of leave for any occasion of serious illness of an immediate family provided you are the primary caregiver. There is no limit to the number of
times per year you can access Serious Illness Leave.


When a family member's situation is emergent or life threatening, insist on using Serious Illness Leave NOT Family Illness Leave.


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
Read Article 30.06 Serious Illness Leave in your CUPE Collective Agreement.