Annual Leave Shutdown – Requests or Orders?

There are rules about when BWA can and can’t direct you to take leave.

I wrote to you on 10th September 2020 to clarify when the bank can request or require you to take 3 weeks annual leave. To recap on your entitlement click here.

Members have contacted the union again to say there is pressure on a weekly basis from the bank insisting they must record their leave application immediately and that this is “not negotiable”. I have contacted HR Direct who confirm it is a request for colleagues to consider taking leave and to have a conversation with their line manager in regard to your preferences.

The bank is able to direct a colleague to take leave only under certain circumstances.

If you or your colleagues are experiencing undue pressure to take leave, contact our Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.

In Unity,
Dianne Marshall
Local Executive Secretary, WA Branch

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary