VIDEO: What the heck is going on with SICK LEAVE ENTITLEMENTS in Australia?

AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical company. Its Australian operations comprise manufacturing, sales, and distribution, and it has a large Australian workforce.

The Australian Workers’ Union filed an application against AstraZeneca in the Fair Work Commission, for a decision on the question “[i]s AstraZeneca’s current approach to the accrual and deduction of personal/carer’s leave for employees … consistent with the National Employment Standards?”.

AstraZeneca lost.

The decision will have significant consequences for Australian shift-workers and employers of shift-workers.