Thursday, 11 August 2022

CPSU NSW tables claim for 15 days’ pandemic leave at UNSW

The CPSU NSW is seeking a new 15-day pandemic leave entitlement for Professional Staff at the University of NSW (UNSW).

The claim was put to the university at a bargaining session on 3 August following the adoption of an equivalent claim by Western Sydney University earlier this year.

The purpose of the CPSU NSW’s proposal is to build on UNSW’s current policy settings and ensure that Professional Staff have access to a minimum quantum of additional paid leave in the event of future pandemic events.

The NSW Government’s response, particularly the isolation requirements attached to health orders, demonstrates the need for additional, targeted paid leave entitlements above the ordinary sick leave available to staff. Our claim seeks to do just that.

For more information, contact a member of our bargaining team at UNSW:

Alistair Wareing  
Ellie Williams
Kate Brown
Michael Cope
Kim Villanti