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Crown Employees (Home Care Service of New South Wales - Administrative Staff) Award 2007
Page No.523
DescriptionVIRC - Variation by Industrial Relations Commission
Publication No.C7557
Award Code 244  
Date Posted05/26/2011

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Crown Employees (Home Care Service of New South Wales - Administrative Staff) Award 2007




Application by Public Service Association and Professional Officers' Association Amalgamated Union of New South Wales, Industrial Organisation of Employees.


(No. IRC 220 of 2011)


Before The Honourable Mr Justice Staff

17 March 2011




1.        Insert in numerical order in clause 1, Arrangement of the award published 30 May 2008 (365 I.G.1629), the following new clause number and subject matter:


34A.   Leave for Matters Arising from Domestic Violence


2.        Insert after subclause (ix) clause 4, Definitions the following new subclause.


(x)      Domestic Violence means domestic violence as defined in the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007.


3.        Insert after clause 34, Study Leave, the following new clause:


34A.  Leave for Matters Arising from Domestic Violence


(i)       The definition of domestic violence is found in subclause 4(x), of clause 4, Definitions, of this award;


(ii)       Leave entitlements provided for in clause 30, Family and Community Service Leave, clause 29, Sick Leave and clause 31, Personal/Carers Leave, may be used by an employee experiencing domestic violence;


(iii)      Where the leave entitlements referred to in subclause 34(ii) are exhausted, the employer shall grant up to five days special leave per calendar year to be used for absences from the workplace to attend to matters arising from domestic violence situations;


(iv)      The employer will need to be satisfied, on reasonable grounds, that domestic violence has occurred and may require proof presented in the form of an agreed document issued by the Police Force, a Court, a Doctor, a Domestic Violence Support Service or Lawyer.


(v)      Personal information concerning domestic violence will be kept confidential by the service;


(vi)      The employer, where appropriate, may facilitate flexible working arrangements subject to operational requirements, including changes to working times and changes to work location, telephone number and email address.


4.        This variation shall take effect on and from 15 February 2011.










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