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Introduction

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.