Unauthorised Stoppages: Payment of Wages and Effect on Entitlements Policy

Applicable to: all Health Service Providers and the Department of Health

Description:

The Unauthorised Stoppages – Payment of Wages and Effect on Entitlements Policy provides instruction regarding the payment of wages and treatment of entitlements where Employees are absent from work due to participation in Industrial Action.

This Policy aligns with the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), Public Sector Labour Relations Policy Statement – Industrial Action and DMIRS Circular to Departments and Authorities No. 14 of 1980 Unauthorised Stoppages – Effect on Sick Leave Entitlements – Wages Employees.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement for Health Service Providers under the Employment Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(f) of the Health Services Act 2016, and a mandatory requirement for the Department pursuant to section 29 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

This Policy supersedes OP 0427/94 – Unauthorised Stoppages – Payment of Wages and Effect on Entitlements.

Date of effect: 23 December 2020

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