This information is mirrored in our employee agreements. We are committed to providing our staff a 35 hour work week to promote employee wellbeing. Taking time off can help our staff to have a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Staff can take leave for holidays, to celebrate their culture and beliefs, when they are sick, if someone who depends on them is sick or someone close to them dies, and other reasons, eg jury service and training.
This policy applies to all our employees but does not cover parental leave or unpaid leave. Leave details are in our employment agreements — they may vary from person to person.
We will consider all your requests for leave. Let us know as early as you can before you want to be away from work. This will give us time to organise work while you’re away. We will be more likely to agree to your request.
Your annual leave entitlement is in your employment agreement. We encourage you to take this time off within a year of earning it.
You can take sick leave if you are too ill or injured to work, or must care for someone ill or injured who depends on you for care.
Stay home if you are sick, especially if your illness could spread to others.
Your sick leave entitlement is in your employment agreement.
You are entitled to 11 paid days off a year for public holidays if they fall on days you would otherwise be working.
If you work on a public holiday, you’ll be paid at least time and a half — or more if it’s in your employment agreement. You will also get a paid day off at a later date if the public holiday was an otherwise working day for you.
We close down our business once each year. We’ll give you the details in writing at least 14 days before the closedown starts, including closedown dates and how many days’ annual leave or other leave you will need to take.
Please keep this in mind when planning how to use your annual leave during the year.