Personal holidays for staff

Question

Is it true that staff doesn’t get personal holidays anymore? If so, how come this hasn’t been communicated to us?

Response

From Erik Seastedt, chief human resources officer

The extension of the personal holiday to exempt employees, and giving an additional personal holiday to non-exempt employees, was for FY15 only. We’ve gone back to the way it was in FY14 and previous years: the equivalent of one personal day off for non-represented non-exempt employees (up to 8 hours) after satisfying their 6 month new hire probationary period. It hasn’t been broadly communicated yet, so thank you for bringing it to our attention.