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JoJo76 Apr 7th 2008 6:42 pm

Nurses holiday entitlement
 
Hello all, can any nurses out there clear things up for me please?

I've been reading threads regarding holidays for nurses and I gather that you get 4 - 5 weeks per year and whatever public holidays, however, what do people mean by sick days? Surely you don't get time back for sick days not taken?

I read somewhere that sick days accumulate but I'm not sure I understand this?

Thank you. :confused:

Frenchy Apr 7th 2008 9:13 pm

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 
Hi

You get 4 weeks annual leave and the usual public holidays. After long service (think thats 5 years ???? not sure) you get 5 weeks.

Sick leave isnt added or paid you just build up days for the opportunity to be ill and paid for it!!!!!:)

JoJo76 Apr 7th 2008 9:29 pm

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 
Thank you for the reply.

I take it you don't get paid for sick days til you accumulate them then, e.g. if I had only one months service I wouldn't get paid for being off sick?

Frenchy Apr 8th 2008 3:31 am

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 
You got it!!! :)

RobClubley Apr 8th 2008 3:46 am

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 
I don't know about nurses but a lot of companies limit you to a number of paid sick days a year - ten in my last two jobs.

donnaf Apr 8th 2008 6:21 am

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 

Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 6176161)
I don't know about nurses but a lot of companies limit you to a number of paid sick days a year - ten in my last two jobs.

In nursing you are employed under a collective agreement which will vary from one workplace to another. The collective where I work (hospice) gives nurses 10 days a year but whatever you don't use gets added to your next years allowance up to 100 days in total.

JoJo76 Apr 8th 2008 7:36 pm

Re: Nurses holiday entitlement
 
That's great! Thank you all for the replies. :)


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