Appendix A - Group Benefits and Pension Participation During Specific Leave Periods

I. GROUP BENEFITS PLANS

Type of Leave

Employer-paid Benefits

Employee-paid Benefits

Notes

Leave Without Pay
(separate from 52 weeks of Parental Leave)
Basic life insurance for the first 4 months if paid by CBC/Radio-Canada prior to the start of absence. If the absence follows the 52 weeks of Parental Leave, may only continue those benefits that were active at the end of the Parental Leave. Discontinued benefits may not be restarted or reactivated.
All benefits (CBC/Radio-Canada or employee-paid) may be continued at the employee's expense for up to one year. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Compassionate Care Leave
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/compassionate.shtml
All benefits remain in force. CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to pay the premiums for hospital/medical provincial coverage in the provinces where premiums apply. Employee-paid benefits may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. Employee entitled to unpaid leave for up to 28 weeks within a 52 week period. Prior to the leave, must choose which benefits plans will be maintained throughout the period of leave. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Leave Related to Critical Illness
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/critical_illness.shtml
All benefits remain in force. CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to pay the premiums for hospital/medical provincial coverage in the provinces where premiums apply. Employee-paid benefits may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. Eligible employee entitled to unpaid leave for up to 37 weeks within a 52 week period. Prior to the leave, must choose which benefits plans will be maintained throughout the period of leave. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Leave Related to Death or Disappearance
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/death_disappearance.shtml
All benefits remain in force. CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to pay the premiums for hospital/medical provincial coverage in the provinces where premiums apply. Employee-paid benefits may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. Eligible employee entitled to unpaid leave for up to 52 weeks in the case of disappearance, and up to 104 weeks in the case of death. Prior to the leave, must choose which benefits plans will be maintained throughout the period of leave. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Deferred Salary Leave All CBC/Radio-Canada or employee-paid benefits may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. For the period of leave, may elect to:

(1) Maintain all benefits except Dental; or
(2) Maintain all benefits including Dental; or
(3) Opt out of all benefits.

For SCRC, must maintain all benefits during the period of leave and bears the sole responsibility of the cost of both employer and employee premiums. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Parental Leave Employer-paid Benefits Employee-paid Benefits Notes
Maternity Leave All benefits remain in force. CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to pay the premiums for hospital/medical provincial coverage in the provinces where premiums apply. Employee-paid benefits may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. Prior to the leave, must choose which benefits plans will be maintained throughout the period of leave to a maximum of 52 weeks. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Adoption Leave
Co-parent Leave
Child Care Leave
Leave Without Pay
(within 52 weeks of Parental Leave)
All benefits (CBC/Radio-Canada or employee-paid), including hospital/medical provincial coverage in the provinces where premiums apply, may be continued at the employee's expense. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. All employee-paid benefits active during Child Care Leave must be maintained. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.

Note: In the event of conflict between this document and the official Plan text, the official Plan text will prevail.

II. CBC PENSION PLAN PARTICIPATION FOR MEMBERS *

Type of Leave

CBC Pension Plan

Leave Without Pay
(separate from 52 weeks of Parental Leave)

No pensionable service is credited and no contributions are paid by the employee, except in the following circumstances :

(1) Where the President/CEO deems the absence to be in the public interest, e.g. working or studying at institutes of higher learning in the field of broadcasting (e.g. fellowships) or secondment to other public broadcasting organizations (e.g. NHK);

  • the employee pays both employer and employee shares of contributions.

or

(2) The absence is for union activities;

  • the employee pays his/her share of contributions and CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share.
Compassionate Care Leave
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/compassionate.shtml
Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays his/her share of contributions; if so, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share. (If the employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Leave Related to Critical Illness
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/critical_illness.shtml
Leave Related to Death or Disappearance
See: http://www.labour.gc.ca/eng/standards_equity/st/pubs_st/death_disappearance.shtml
Deferred Salary Leave Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays both employer and employee shares of contributions. (If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required. Employee must return to work immediately following the period of Deferred Salary Leave.
Parental Leave 12 Months of Continuous Service 6 to 12 Months of Continuous Service
Employee provides proof of qualification for and receipt of EI or QPIP benefits Employee does not provide proof of qualification for and receipt of EI or QPIP benefits
Maternity Leave Counts as pensionable service.

CBC/Radio-Canada pays both employer and employee shares of contributions. (Employee’s contributions are waived.)
Counts as pensionable service.

For the first 2 weeks: Employee pays his/her share of contributions. CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to pay its share of contributions. Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.

For the following (up to) 15 weeks: CBC/Radio-Canada pays both employer and shares of contributions. (Employee’s contributions are waived.)
Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays his/her share of contributions; if so, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share. (If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Adoption Leave Counts as pensionable service.

CBC/Radio-Canada pays both employer and employee shares of contributions. (Employee’s contributions are waived.)

Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays his/her share of contributions; if so, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share. (If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.

Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays his/her share of contributions; if so, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share. (If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Co-parent Leave
Child Care Leave Counts as pensionable service if the employee pays his/her share of contributions; if so, CBC/Radio-Canada will continue to contribute its share. (If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.
Absence Without Pay
(within 52 weeks of Parental Leave)
Counts as pensionable service for this extended period up to the maximum combined period of 52 weeks provided:
(1) Employee pays both employer and employee shares of contributions; and
(2) A commitment to pay is made prior to beginning Child Care Leave; and
(3) Payments are made during the period of Absence Without Pay; and
(4) Employee returns to work immediately following the period of Absence Without Pay.

(If employee chooses not to pay, this service is not available for buyback at a later date.) Pre-payment with post-dated cheques is required.

* If an employee completes the eligibility criteria during the leave period (i.e., the 2-year waiting period), membership could start during the leave. Membership for a non-permanent eligible employee is optional and subject to eligibility criteria.
Note: In the event of conflict between this document and the official Plan text, the official Plan text will prevail.

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