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Crown Employees (Trades Assistants) Award
Page No.544
DescriptionVIRC - Variation by Industrial Relations Commission
Publication No.C7560
Award Code 275  
Date Posted05/26/2011

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Crown Employees (Trades Assistants) Award




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 the Arrangement of the award published 14 March 2008 (365 I.G. 155), the following new clause number and subject matter:


20A.  Leave for Matters Arising from Domestic Violence


2.        Insert after Clause 20, Family and Community Service/Personal Carer’s Leave, the following new clause:


20A.  Leave for Matters Arising from Domestic Violence


20A.1  Domestic Violence means domestic violence as defined in the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007;


20A.2  Leave entitlements provided for in clause 20, Family and Community Service/Personal Carer’s Leave, may be used by an employee experiencing domestic violence;


20A.3  Where the leave entitlements referred to in sub clause 20A.2 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;


20A.4  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;


20A.5  Personal information concerning domestic violence will be kept confidential by the agency;


20A.6  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. 


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










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