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Annual Leave @ NAB
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Your NAB Enterprise Agreement provides protections around when and how you can be required to take annual leave.

Taking your annual leave is important to your health and well-being as well as being crucial to maintaining a decent work/life balance.

When it comes to the taking of leave, the Agreement specifies that “NAB will make every reasonable endeavour to match employees’ preferences with business requirements when agreeing to the taking of annual leave.”

Direction to take annual leave
NAB may request that you take annual leave if your balance is excessive and it is reasonable in the circumstances. If you refuse a reasonable request, NAB can direct you to take leave but only if:

  • you haven’t been directed in the last 12 months;
  • you have 6 weeks or more leave accrued; and
  • you have at least 4 weeks leave left after taking the directed amount (or half the accrued amount – whichever is greater).

Your Enterprise Agreement also insists that “Employees and their appropriate people Leader will attempt to reach Genuine Agreement in respect to the annual leave preferences”.

What does this mean for NAB’s current drive to get staff to take annual leave over the Christmas/New Year period?

If your People Leader is telling you that you have to take leave then make sure the aforementioned requirements have been complied with.

If not, this may be a breach of the NAB Enterprise Agreement, so speak to your FSU Rep or Organiser, or contact the FSU Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.

Together, with your union, we can ensure your annual leave rights are enforced.

Contact Details
Member Rights Centre
Ph: 1300 366 378

Authorised By: Wendy Streets, Local Executive Secretary QLD
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