Keeping in touch can help make it easier when it is time to go back to work.
You could arrange to keep in touch with your workplace via phone calls, e-mails, visiting the workplace or agreeing with your manager to work Keeping in Touch days.
Should you agree to work up to 10 Keeping in Touch days, they will not break the requirement that you take your parental leave in one unbroken period. You will be paid your regular wage whilst working these days.
Apart from keeping in touch with your workplace, working Keeping in Touch days can also give you a practice run in balancing work and child care commitments before your official return to work date.
If a major change happens to your job whilst you are on parental leave
It can be very stressful to hear that changes are occurring to your workplace or role while you are on leave.
Your employer needs to take all reasonable steps to give you information about and an opportunity to discuss decisions that affect the status, pay and location of your job.
The above is general information only. For specific advice about your individual situation, contact FSU on 1300 366 378.
Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary