The MIBCO Main Collective Agreement in clause 7.4 (1) states the following:
“An employee will be regarded as having deserted from his employer’s service after a continuous absence of five working days and without notification to his employer of his whereabouts: Provided that –
(a) The employer attempts to contact the employee in writing at his last known address supplied by the employee;
(b) The employee was duly notified in writing of the necessity to furnish his employer with his address and any changes of address;
(c) The employee shall be allowed a period of one month to lodge with his employer a written appeal against his dismissal.”
In a Nutshell: it is extremely important for you to follow your company’s policies in terms of when and how to inform your employer of your absence and not to merely stay away.
Remember MISA is just a phone call away