21. The reference year is a period of 12 consecutive months during which an employee progressively acquires entitlement to the annual leave.
For the purposes of this Division, the reference year to determine annual leave extends from 1 May of the preceding year to 30 April of the current year unless a collective agreement sets a different starting date for the period, which cannot be changed during the term of the Decree.
The employer must provide the parity committee with written notice of its choice before 24 April 2023.
1529-2022O.C. 1529-2022, s. 21.