Pastoral Award 2020 – Schedule X extension
The variation which enabled award employees are entitled to take up to 2 weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave has been extended.
This leave must now commence before 30 June 2022 and applies if the employee is required by government or medical authorities or a medical practitioner to self-isolate or is otherwise prevented from working by measures taken by the government or medical authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Notice and evidence requirements apply – see Schedule X of the Pastoral Award 2020 (end of the document)
The provision which enabled employers and award employees to agree that the employee take annual leave at half pay has not been extended and this provision does not operate for leave commencing after 31 December 2021.
Go to Schedule X for further detail – download the Pastoral Award 2010.