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The Fair Work Commission has extended the entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and annual leave at half pay in 63 awards.
Schedule X (which provides the entitlements) now applies until 30 September 2020.
What is Schedule X?
Schedule X is a temporary schedule in some awards. It gives employees:
- 2 weeks of unpaid pandemic leave
- the ability to take twice as much annual leave at half their normal pay if their employer agrees.
The Schedule was added into these awards on 8 April 2020 and has been extended until 30 September 2020.