When illness strikes, members are covered immediately by the Short-Term Disability Plan (STD) (Article 17 for full-time members). If the illness extends beyond 130 days, employees may qualify for coverage under the Long-Term Disability Plan (LTD) (Article 18 for full-time members).

For full-time employees whose illness or disability does not require full sick leave, but rather an adjustment of their work conditions or a temporary reduction in their workload, a permanent or temporary accommodation should 
be arranged, allowing them to continue such work as is possible.

Partial-load employees’ sick leave and benefits differ somewhat from those of full-time members, and are covered in Article 26 and Appendix V of the Collective Agreement.