The provisions of the collective agreement provide that term employees are entitled to Maternity and Parental Allowance payments (top-up) so long as s/he returns to work for a period equal to the period she was in receipt of the maternity and/or parental allowance.

If the term employment is not renewed, the employee may be unable to return to work for a period equal to the period s/he was in receipt of the allowance, thereby becoming indebted to the employer for the repayment of the allowance, in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement. This obligation may be “waived” if the employee is rehired in any portion of the Core Public Administration within 90 days and if the new period of employment is sufficient to meet the obligations.  For more information, see section 19.04 of the AJC Collective Agreement.