Recently, the Full Court of the Federal Court handed down a decision about a worker’s entitlement to be absent from work on a public holiday. 

In short, the Justices found that the NES provides that an employer must make a request to an employee to work the public holiday and then consider the remainder s.114 under the Act. Ultimately, as we know, employers will still be able to require employees to work, but the Full Court has reaffirmed the steps prior to employers making that decision.

The bulletin attached is a brief summary and advice for members if you have sites that run all year round.  

Please let me know if you would like any further information. 


National Industrial Officer
National Office Melbourne
M  0409 043 220  Wurundjeri Country 

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