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Wednesday, 30 November 1938

Mr HOLLOWAY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) y asked the Minister for Works, upon notice -

In view of the world-wide practice of public and semi-public bodies to grant annual leave with pay to employees who have had at least twelve months' unbroken service, will he inquire why employees of the Commonwealth Works Department have been and still are denied this benefit which is "now granted by all other Commonwealth and State Departments ?

Mr Thorby - All employees of the Commonwealth who are employed under the Public Service Act are granted annual leave on completion of twelve months' service. Casual employees of the Department of Works are paid strictly in accordance with the awards relative to their particular occupation. In many of these awards, provision is made for increased remuneration to cover the holiday question. In other awards provision is made for holiday pay according to the period of service. In no case is a departure made from the conditions of the various awards in respect of holiday provisions.

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