Public Health: Getting ready for Christmas leave

Posted on October 17, 2019

Can you believe it? It's only 69 days until Christmas!

The Office of Industrial Relations has released the Christmas Closure policy for public sector workers this year; you can view a copy of the policy here.

You can also view a copy of Health's Christmas Closure policy here.

The compulsory closure period will be from Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive.

In some workplaces, teams may decide to operate with reduced activity before and after the compulsory closure period. Such a move may be welcomed by staff in those teams provided it takes into account team members leave and family plans.

However, if your area is proposing a closure longer than the compulsory Christmas closure period stated in Queensland Health’s policy and you do not have sufficient leave accrued, or you do not wish to access leave, alternative meaningful work needs to be offered to you for this extension beyond the Compulsory Christmas closure period.

If you require more information, re-read the policy, talk to your delegate, organiser or call the union office on 1800 177 244. 

1800 177 244