Staff who are eligible for Long Service Leave (refer Long Service Leave guideline) are required to take their Long Service Leave within five years of it becoming due, or it will be forfeited. In exceptional circumstances, a staff member may be permitted to extend the period of five years.
UC recognises that the Covid-19 pandemic is an exceptional circumstance. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on overseas travel, UC acknowledges that your plans to use your long service leave may be or may have been disrupted. Consequently, if you believe that your ability to take Long Service Leave within the 5-year timeframe has been disrupted due to Covid-19 then please talk to your manager or your People & Culture Business Partner.
We do however encourage all staff to take leave for their wellbeing and to show support for New Zealand’s economic recovery and tourism industry.