Union pushes back

on long service leave notice

In a June communique to staff, Dan White, Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools advised that anyone with an excess of 50 days long service leave could be forced to take it after four weeks notice from the employer.

This advice was incorrect and not in line with the enterprise agreement for Catholic schools. The IEU was in contact with Sydney Catholic Schools immediately regarding this notice.

Following this contact, Sydney Catholic Schools were due to send a revised notice to staff to retract this statement, and advise that the employer can only ask an employee with more than 50 days long service leave to take it after two terms notice.