ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: sick leave for follow-up specialist appointment denied

A GSU member was able to use sick leave for his child’s emergency health issue, but when a follow-up appointment was scheduled with a specialist in a major center, the union member’s request for sick leave to attend the appointment was denied. 

The member was familiar with the collective agreement and knew that there was some provision for leave in these situations, but he couldn’t remember exactly how the coverage worked. The member contacted GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson.

Steve explained how the Serious Illness Leave clause applied to the situation, and the member was able to access the required leave to attend the specialist appointment with his child.  

Do you need assistance addressing this issue or another problem in your workplace? Contact a GSU staff representative.