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Annual leave

Annual leave allows an employee to be paid while having time off from work. Other known term: holiday pay.

Annual leave in the Pilots Award

Accumulation of annual leave

Full-time employees get 42 days of annual leave each year, which includes weekends and public holidays. If an employee works less than a year they get a pro-rata amount of the 42 days.

Part-time employees get a pro-rata amount of annual leave based on their hours worked.

Example: Pro-rata annual leave

Max was employed as a full-time pilot from 1 July until 31 December, a total of 184 days.

Max didn’t use any of his annual leave during his employment.

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