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UNPAID FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

CHILDREN’S SERVICES AWARD 2010; EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (TEACHERS) AWARD 2010

 

As part of the 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards, and further to their decision of March 2018, the Fair Work Commission has varied the above awards to insert the model clause for Unpaid Family & Domestic Violence Leave. A new clause titled “Leave to deal with Family and Domestic Violence” has been inserted into each award (as the final clause in the ‘Leave and Public Holidays’ section) and the table of contents has also been updated accordingly.

In summary, the new clause provides for five days’ unpaid leave per annum which is available “in the event that the employee needs to do something to deal with the impact of the family and domestic violence and it is impractical for them to do it outside of their ordinary hours of work.”

The unpaid leave entitlement is available in full to all employees – including casuals – at the commencement of each 12-month period (instead of accruing progressively throughout a year of service); does not accumulate from year to year; and, is available in full (i.e. not pro-rated) to part-time and casual employees.

Operative date: first full pay period commencing (ppc) on or after 1 AUGUST 2018

Children’s Services Award 2010

If you are maintaining a printed version of the Children’s Services Award 2010 please print replacement pages 2, 27 and AVI-3 and new pages 27(a) & (b) from the updated PDF copy of the award which will be accessible to you on the ES website after following the above links for insertion into your Award File.

Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010

If you are maintaining a printed version of the Educational Services (Teachers) Award 2010 please print replacement pages 2, 28 and AVI-2 and new pages 28(a) & (b) from the updated PDF copy of the award which will be accessible to you on the ES website after following the above links for insertion into your Award File.

If you have any queries about this information, please contact ACA Qld’s IR Partner, Employer Services, on (07) 3220 3500.

Issued:            2 August 2018