ACFO is aware that FIs feel pressured not to claim overtime.

As a member of the FI Community, you have the right under Article 19 of your Collective Agreement to be compensated for all the overtime you work (listen to the podcast on Overtime Provisions for more information).

You should not feel intimidated by those who frown on you being paid for the work you do. As unrepresented employees, excluded managers are not entitled to claim overtime but may instead receive performance pay that you are not entitled to.

Working unpaid overtime contributes to the chronic understaffing that exists in the Public Service financial community by creating the impression that your workplace has adequate personnel in place to meet the demand. It also perpetuates the unfair expectation that exists in the workplace that professionals should work unpaid overtime.

Your skills are valuable. Your talents are in demand. It’s only fair that you are compensated for all your contributions.  ACFO strongly encourages FIs to claim all of your overtime.

For more information in this matter, please contact Director of Labour Relations Scott Chamberlain by email at, or by phone at 613-728-0695 (toll-free 1-877-728-0695) ext. 225.