Maybe management is keen to reduce its leave liability – offering staff two “bonus leave” days in return for taking annual holidays over the summer
The university kept working right through the pandemic and with nowhere to go and nothing to do in Melbourne lockdowns, learned readers suggest a lot leave would not have been taken.
This is the second set of days off the university has granted. In September, on-going and fixed term staff got the Monday and Tuesday, after the state Grand Final long weekend, as university holidays, with no need take any leave, (CMM August 30).
To qualify for the new offer, people need to book-in and take ten days (ex public holidays) in January (pro-rata) for PT staff). Those that do will get December 21 and 22 off as uni-paid leave. Staff who must work then can take the two days in April during semester breaks.