Will you be prejudiced when a public holiday falls within your annual leave period on a normal working day?
Clause 5(5)(a)(i)(ii) of the MIBCO Main Collective Agreement states the following:
“If any of the paid public holidays referred to in clause 9.6 of this Division falls on a working day within the period of leave of an employee, the employer shall either-
The employer has two options, to add one extra working day on full pay to your leave taken in regard to each paid public holiday day or to pay you a normal day’s pay on this public holiday without deducting this day from your accrued leave.
In a Nutshell: In practice, the public holiday will not be deducted from your accrued leave, but paid as a normal working day whilst on leave.
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