Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 3, 11 May 2020, page no.24
If I apply for special leave for my wedding, is it paid or unpaid?
People who are getting married may be granted up to five working days special leave without pay, provided that the maximum period of absence from duty (including any mid-year vacation period) does not exceed 15 working days.
For permanent teachers, where the unpaid marriage leave is granted on only one side of a vacation, the vacation will be with pay.
Please note that where unpaid leave is granted on both sides of a vacation, no payment will be made for the vacation.
For temporary (contract) teachers, unpaid marriage leave on either or both sides of the vacation period will mean the mid-year vacation will be without pay.
Marriage leave will not be granted to extend summer vacation.
Increments for promotional positions – further delay.
In the last edition of the QTU Journal it was indicated that increments for promotional positions were delayed, as significant testing was required to enable the TSS system to process increments under the new classification structure of the new certified agreement.
Increments and back pay were to be paid in April, however the department has now indicated that there will be further delays. Central office payroll has informed the QTU that increments and any back pay applicable is expected to be applied to TSS and paid in the fortnight of 7 June (pay day 3 June).