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Appendix 7: Sick Leave Translation

Primary Teachers' Collective Agreement
Effective: 3 July 2023 to 2 July 2025

  • Sick Leave Translation
    • Translation from a teacher’s current table-based entitlement to the proposed allocation shall occur on 28 January 2024. 

      Translation to the new sick leave entitlement in clause 4.1.2 will be based on the teacher’s years of aggregate employment as defined in clause 4.2.1(a) and the corresponding entitlement in the Translation Table.

      A teacher’s sick leave balance will be their translated entitlement, less sick leave taken during their aggregate employment as at the date of translation, but no teacher will have a sick leave balance:

      • that is less than their balance as at 27 January 2024; or
      • less than 10 days.

      Below are some examples of the implementation at the day of translation (28 January 2024) for a teacher whose entitlement is currently provided under Table A and Table B:

      Examples of Translation for teachers on Table A on day of translation:

        Aggregate employment at day of translation Sick leave entitlement prior to translation Total sick leave taken over duration of aggregate employment Balance Translated sick leave entitlement Total sick leave taken over duration of aggregate employment Balance New balance available to the teacher from day of translation
      Teacher A 5 years 70 days 31 days 39 days 90 days 31 days 59 days 59 days
      Teacher B 8 years 85 days 20 days 65 days 120 days 20 days 100 days 100 days
      Teacher C 10 years 109 days 109 days 0 days 140 days 109 days 31 days 31 days

      Examples of translation for teachers on Table B on day of Translation:

        Aggregate employment at day of translation Sick leave entitlement prior to translation Total sick leave taken over duration of aggregate employment Balance Translated sick leave entitlement Total sick leave taken over duration of aggregate employment Balance New balance available to the teacher from day of translation
      Teacher D 5.5 years 92 days 31 days 61 days 100 days 31 days 69 days 69 days
      Teacher E 9 years 92 days 20 days 72 days 130 days 20 days 110 days 110 days
      Teacher F 12 years 154 days 152 days 2 days 160 days 152 days 8 days 10 days

      Translation Table

      Table that sets out the sick leave entitlements under Table A or Table B and the corresponding entitlement that would apply from 28 January 2024: 

      * Acc = Accumulated
      * Ent = Entitlement

      TABLE A TABLE B TABLE C
      Accrued
      Years of
      Service
      Annual
      Ent*
      Additional
      Ent*
      Acc
      Ent*
      Accrued
      Years of
      Service
      Ent* Acc
      Ent*
      Years of
      Service
      (Aggregate
      Employment)
      Ent* Acc
      Ent*
      On appt   7 7 On appt 7 7 On appt 20 20
      0.5 5 14 26 0.5 24  31 0.5 10 30
      1   5 31  1 15 46  1 10 40 
      1.5 5   36  1.5   46  1.5 10 50 
      2     36  2   46  2 10 60 
      2.5 5   41  2.5   46  2.5 10 70 
      3     41  3   46 3   70 
      3.5 5   46  3.5   46  3.5 10 80 
      4     46  4   46  4   80 
      4.5 5   51  4.5   46  4.5 10 90
      5   19 70  5 46 92  5   90 
      5.5 5   75  5.5   92  5.5 10 100 
      6     75  6   92  6   100 
      6.5 5   80  6.5   92  6.5 10 110 
      7     80  7   92  7   110 
      7.5 5   85  7.5   92  7.5 10 120 
      8     85  8   92  8   120 
      8.5 5   90  8.5   92  8.5 10 130 
      9     90  9   92  9   130 
      9.5 5   95  9.8   92  9.5 10 140 
      10   14 109  10 62 154  10   140 
      10.5 5   114  10.5   154  10.5 10 150 
      11     114  11   154  11   150 
      11.5 5   119  11.5   154  11.5 10 160 
      12     119  12   154  12   160 
      12.5 5   124  12.5   154  12.5 10 170 
      13     124  13   154  13   170 
      13.5 5   129  13.5   154  13.5 10 180 
      14     129 14   154  14   180 
      14.5 5   134  14.5   154  14.5 10 190 
      15     134 15   154  15   190 
      15.5 5   139  15.5   154  15.5 10 200 
      16     139 16   154  16   200 
      16.5 5   144  16.5   154  16.5 10 210 
      17     144 17   154  17   210 
      17.5 5   149  17.5   154  17.5 10 220 
      18     149 18   154  18   220 
      18.5 5   154  18.5   154  18.5 10 230 
      19     154 19   154  19   230 
      19.5 5   159  19.5   154  19.5 10 240 
      20   25 184  20 75 229  20   240 
      20.5 5   189  20.5   229  20.5 10 250 
      21     189  21   229  21   250 
      21.5 5   194  21.5   229  21.5 10 260 
      22     194  22   229  22   260 
      22.5 5   199  22.5   229  22.5 10 270 
      23     199  23   229  23   270 
      23.5 5   204  23.5   229  23.5 10 280 
      24     204  24   229  24   280 
      24.5 5   209  24.5   229  24.5 10 290 
      25     209  25   229  25   290 
      25.5 5   214  25.5   229  25.5 10 300 
      26     214  26   229  26   300 
      26.5 5   219  26.5   229  26.5 10 310 
      27     219  27   229  27   310 
      27.5 5   224  27.5   229  27.5 10 320 
      28     224  28   229  28   320 
      28.5 5   229  28.5   229  28.5 10 330 
      29     229  29   229  29   330 
      29.5 5   234  29.5   229  29.5 10 340
      30   22 256  30 77 306  30   340