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I have been there for six years next month and was awarded long service leave of an extra two days last year. previously my leave was 29 days, but is now 31.
The council stated in the committee paper that all staff were to be brought onto basic 31 days leave and that staff who had attained long service leave would retain this leave. However myself and a number of other colleagues had 31 days in our contract while others got 33.
We are not sure.
When I queried why my leave was not 33 days ie 31 basic plus two days long service award I was advised that my long service had been rolled over into the 31 days. However a staff member who I manage has only been there two years and has not qualified for long service leave yet also got 31 days. They then said to another colleague asking the same question that only staff who had been on the older contract pre 2000 had kept their long service leave, hence the 33 days.
However the committee report made no mention of specific contracts being relevant, only that staff were 'long-serving'.