Member Story: It pays to be a CPSU member, The impacts of domestic violence

I gained access to paid leave and critical support when I needed it most
It pays to be a CPSU member
The impacts of domestic violence

A CPSU member in the private sector recently contacted the CPSU Member Service Centre as she had run out of annual leave and needed time off work to deal with the impacts of domestic violence.

The member was about to commence leave without pay to deal with legal proceedings, medical appointments and new schooling arrangements, but decided to call the MSC to check on her options.

An MSC organiser immediately stepped in and contacted the member’s manager to make them aware of their company’s new Domestic Violence Leave policy which provides up to ten days paid leave for affected employees and allows for flexibility with work patterns and location on return to work.

With the assistance of the MSC, the member successfully gained access to paid leave and critical support when she needed it most.

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