Pandemic Leave Entitlement

On 8 April, the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) made determinations that were inserted into several Awards as a temporary new ‘Schedule X’. The determinations provided 2 weeks unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take twice as much annual leave at half the normal pay. This was due to expire on 30 June 2020, however the Commission has announced there will be an extension and ‘Schedule X’ will now continue to apply to the Nurses Award and the Health Professional and Support Services Award until a further order is issued by the Fair Work Commission…. read more >>