Changing vacation leave to sick leave: can it be done?

A member became sick while on vacation and contacted the union to ask if the collective agreement had any provision for changing vacation leave to sick leave

GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson advised that once you are on vacation it can’t be changed to sick leave, but there could be a bit of a grey area in some instances before vacation begins – such as an emergency surgery.   

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