Leave Factsheets - Australian Unions
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Leave Factsheets

 

Leave is time away from work that can be taken for a number of reasons, such as caring for sick family members or going on a holiday. Australian workers and their unions have fought for and won a range of important leave and holiday entitlements that are among the best in the world.

Minimum leave entitlements are included in the National Employment Standards. Your award, enterprise agreement or contract of employment may include extra leave entitlements.

In this section you will find information on:

 

Annual leave

Sick, carer’s and compassionate leave

Family and domestic violence leave

Maternity and paternity leave and pay

Long service leave

Community service leave

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Public holidays

 

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Funding for this factsheet was provided by the Victorian Government as part of the UTECH project. Please note that the information given here is general information only and is not legal advice. For further assistance, it is recommended you speak to your union.