Leave Entitlements



Transfer Arrangements


  • Accrued entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave, long service leave will carry across to the new operator(s).

  • Employees will be able to cash out all or part of annual and long service leave accrual at the time of a transfer to the new operator(s).


  • Long service and annual leave approved as at the date of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator as part of continuous service arrangements.

  • Purchased leave arrangements where incorporated in Awards will transfer.


What this means for you


What happens to my annual leave and long service?

Your annual leave and long service leave will carry over to the new operator. Your service with State Transit (and previously recognised service) and your superannuation will carry over and continue. Any untaken accrued long service leave would be paid out when you leave that organisation, such as when you retire.

What happens to my sick leave?

Sick leave balances and the entitlement to accrue those entitlements under the Award transfer across to the new operator(s). It would not be legal for an employer to terminate employment because of a particular balance of leave.

How do I cash out annual and long service leave before the transition?

You will be able to cash out either all or part of your accrued annual and long service leave at the time of transition to the new operator. If you are considering cashing out leave on transition, you should seek independent financial advice on the full tax implications.You will be notified prior to transition and asked whether you would like to cash out any annual or long service leave or transfer the entire balances across. Applications for cashing out leave prior to transition to the new operator will be subject to normal State Transit policy.

Can I still take long service leave or annual leave that I have already booked?

Yes. Long service and annual leave already approved at the time of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator(s).


If I am on a career break during the transition will I be able to come back to the new organisation?


If you are on an approved career break when the transfer takes place, the offer of employment with the new operator(s) will remain open until the day you return to work from that leave.

Will I be able to access purchased leave with the new operator?

Yes. The Award that covers you will transfer across to the new operator(s). As purchased leave is an Award condition, it will continue to be available after the transfer. The procedure covering purchased leave will also transfer and will stay in place for a minimum of six months, unless varied by agreement within that time.



Transfer Arrangements


  • Accrued entitlements such as annual leave, sick leave, long service leave will carry across to the new operator(s).

  • Employees will be able to cash out all or part of annual and long service leave accrual at the time of a transfer to the new operator(s).


  • Long service and annual leave approved as at the date of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator as part of continuous service arrangements.

  • Purchased leave arrangements where incorporated in Awards will transfer.


What this means for you


What happens to my annual leave and long service?

Your annual leave and long service leave will carry over to the new operator. Your service with State Transit (and previously recognised service) and your superannuation will carry over and continue. Any untaken accrued long service leave would be paid out when you leave that organisation, such as when you retire.

What happens to my sick leave?

Sick leave balances and the entitlement to accrue those entitlements under the Award transfer across to the new operator(s). It would not be legal for an employer to terminate employment because of a particular balance of leave.

How do I cash out annual and long service leave before the transition?

You will be able to cash out either all or part of your accrued annual and long service leave at the time of transition to the new operator. If you are considering cashing out leave on transition, you should seek independent financial advice on the full tax implications.You will be notified prior to transition and asked whether you would like to cash out any annual or long service leave or transfer the entire balances across. Applications for cashing out leave prior to transition to the new operator will be subject to normal State Transit policy.

Can I still take long service leave or annual leave that I have already booked?

Yes. Long service and annual leave already approved at the time of transfer will be recognised as part of the transition to the new operator(s).


If I am on a career break during the transition will I be able to come back to the new organisation?


If you are on an approved career break when the transfer takes place, the offer of employment with the new operator(s) will remain open until the day you return to work from that leave.

Will I be able to access purchased leave with the new operator?

Yes. The Award that covers you will transfer across to the new operator(s). As purchased leave is an Award condition, it will continue to be available after the transfer. The procedure covering purchased leave will also transfer and will stay in place for a minimum of six months, unless varied by agreement within that time.

Page published: 04 September 2020, 11:13