Unions to celebrate passage of 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave

08 December 2022

Unions Tasmania is celebrating the passage of ten days paid family and domestic violence (FDV) leave in the National Employment Standards with a morning tea event today as part of our activities around the 16 Days of Activism campaign which is marked globally and aims to end gendered violence against women and girls.

On the 27th of October, the Albanese Labor Government passed legislation to include an entitlement to ten days paid FDV leave for all workers in the Fair Work system. Depending upon the size of the business, the leave will come into effect for workers in either February or August 2023.

The campaign for this leave was spearheaded by the union movement for over a decade with the Australian Services Union (ASU) winning what we believe was the first entitlement to paid family and domestic violence leave in the world in local government in 2010.

Our event this morning will begin the important work that unions will embark upon in educating the community on the leave and how to access it. Media are welcome to attend.

Where: Unions Tasmania, 212 Liverpool Street, Hobart

Time: 10:30am

Any questions or further comment, please dont hesitate to contact Jessica Munday: 0417 454 809