Trade Union Training Leave

Trade union training leave may be granted to an employee who has been nominated by a relevant union and has been accepted by a training provider to attend an appropriate trade union training course.

Teaching Service

An employee who has been nominated by a union and has been accepted by a training provider to attend a trade union training course will be granted up to five days leave in any one calendar year to enable attendance.

Trade union training leave will be granted with pay where:

  • the leave will not cause disruption to the school's program
  • arrangements could not be made to attend training out of hours or during school vacations
  • the proposed training is of benefit to the Teaching Service or the school
  • suitable relief arrangements can be arranged at the union's expense

In all other cases, trade union training leave without pay will be granted subject to suitable relief arrangements being available.

Public Service

An employee who has been nominated by the Community and Public Sector Union or the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and has been accepted by a training provider to attend a trade union training course may be granted up to five days leave on full pay in any one calendar year, so long as the granting of such leave does not unduly affect the operations of the work unit.

The employee may be granted leave where the employee's manager is satisfied that the course of training is likely to contribute to a better understanding of industrial/employee relations, occupational health and safety, safe work practices, knowledge of award and other industrial entitlements and the upgrading of employee skills in all aspects of trade union functions.

An employee may be granted paid leave in excess of five days and up to ten days in any one calendar year subject to the total leave taken in that year and in the subsequent year not exceeding ten days.

Other Resources

Procedures & Forms

  •  Leave Application (Word )

Legislation

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