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Parental Leave

What is parental leave?
 
Parental leave is leave that can be taken when:
 
  • you give birth
  • your spouse or de facto partner gives birth
  • you adopt a child under 16 years of age.
 
The basic entitlement is 12 months of unpaid parental leave. You can also request an additional 12 months of leave.  
 
Some people are also entitled to have some of this leave paid (see info below).
 
Who is eligible for parental leave?
 
You are able to take parental leave if you are a permanent employee and you:
 
Have worked for your employer for at least 12 months: 
 
  • before the date or expected date of birth if you are pregnant
  • before the date of the adoption, or
  • when the leave starts (if the leave is taken after another person cares for the child or takes parental leave)
 
Have or will have responsibility for the care of a child:
 
If you are a casual employee, you will need to have :
 
  • been working for your employer on a regular and systematic basis for at least 12 months
  • a reasonable expectation of continuing work with the employer on a regular and systematic basis, had it not been for the birth or adoption of a child.
 
Paid parental leave
 
The FSU negotiates for paid parental leave wherever possible.  As a result, many employers in the finance industry provide 12 weeks paid parental leave.
 
This is in addition to the government-funded paid parental leave scheme, which is currently 18 weeks pay at the minimum wage.
 
How much Paid Parental Leave is in my agreement? 
 
ANZ  Enterprise Agreement 2015
  • 12 weeks paid leave for primary carer (irrespective of length of service)
  • 1 week paid leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation on payments on up to 24 months on your return
CBA Enterprise Agreement 2014
 
  • 12 weeks paid leave for primary carer
  • 1 week paid leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation payments for 40 weeks unpaid leave after you have returned for 6 months
NAB Enterprise Agreement 2014
 
  • 12 weeks paid leave for primary carer
  • 2 weeks paid leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation payments for 40 weeks of unpaid leave if you return to work
Westpac Enterprise Agreement 2016
  • 13 weeks paid leave for primary carer (irrespective of length of service)
  • 2 weeks paid leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation payments for up to 24 months, if you return to work and apply within 6 months.
 
IAG Enterprise Agreement 2016
  • 14 weeks paid leave for primary carer
  • 3 weeks paid leave for secondary carer
Bankwest Enterprise Agreement 2014
 
  • 12 weeks paid leave for primary carer
  • 2 weeks paid leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation paid on up to 40 weeks unpaid parental leave
ME Bank Enterprise Agreement 2013
  • 12 weeks paid leave for primary carer
  • 1 week paid concurrent leave for secondary carer
  • Superannuation payments  for 26 weeks


If your employer isn’t on this list, you can check your paid parental leave entitlement in your Enterprise Agreement here or contact FSU on 1300 366 378

Check your entitlement to the government-funded paid parental leave scheme here.
 
The above is general information only. For specific advice about your individual situation, contact FSU on 1300 366 378.
 

 

Contact Details
FSU Member Right Centre
Ph: 1300 366 378
fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary





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