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Severe weather and flood warnings for parts of NSW: Your emergency disaster leave entitlements

Your emergency disaster leave entitlements


Catholic systemic schools – You have 5 days Paid Emergency Disaster Leave if you are unable to attend school because of a declared natural disaster and cannot work remotely, won in your most recent EA.


Independent schools – there is currently no entitlement to Paid Emergency Disaster Leave, but the AIS assures the union schools are sympathetic in these circumstances. IEU is pursuing 5 days Emergency Disaster Leave as an entitlement in the current bargaining.


If your school does not grant a reasonable request for leave due to flooding or extreme weather, contact the union for assistance.