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Natural Disasters Know Your Rights

Natural Disasters – Know Your Rights

General November 29, 2018

Have you, your family or your home been affected by recent fires or other extreme weather events? Are you likely to be?

The Services Union has negotiated natural disaster and severe weather leave provisions into many workplace EBAs. We know the latest extreme weather has resulted in school closures and other impacts.

If you cannot access natural disaster leave you may also be entitled to take Carer’s Leave if you have to leave or remain away from work to care for family members (for example if your children’s school is closed).

Circumstances and entitlements will vary from workplace to workplace, so check with your Workplace Delegate or contact Services Connect on 3844 5300.

The Services Union is here to provide advice to members regarding workplace entitlements in situations like these. Not a member yet? Join now: www.theservicesunion.com.au.

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