ARTICLE 55 – EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
55.01 Without detracting from the existing rights and obligations of the parties recognized in other provisions of this Agreement, the Employer and the Association agree to co-operate in encouraging employees affected with alcohol, drug and other personal problems to undergo a co-ordinated program directed to the objective of their rehabilitation. The Employee Assistance Program ratified by the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association and the Department of Education dated December 6, 1986, shall continue to operate to meet the joint objective described above. Any changes to the program must have the approval of the above parties.
55.02 Government will fund the salary and appropriate administrative costs of two (2) Employee Assistance Program Coordinators.