Federation is pursuing a claim over the failure of some Institutes to pay pro rata annual leave loading on untaken leave as per provisions in the Fair Work Act.
TAFE NSW claims that where a teacher ceases employment prior to the end of the year there is no entitlement to be paid pro rata annual leave loading as their entitlement to leave loading from the previous leave year would have been already paid in full during the Christmas vacation period. Federation’s position is that the officer is entitled to receive pro-rata leave loading if they cease employment prior to the end of the year.
Any TAFE member who has separated from TAFE or intends to separate should carefully check their final pay slip to ensure that pro rata annual leave loading has been included on untaken annual leave.
If you are a TAFE member who has separated from TAFE and believe you have not been paid either annual leave loading and/or pro rata annual leave loading on untaken leave please contact your TAFE Organiser and forward a copy of your final pay slip.
Federation Representatives are urged to try to contact members who may have separated and alert them to this development.