During the 4 yearly review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission varied 123 modern awards to include an entitlement to 5 days’ unpaid leave to deal with family and domestic violence ( FWCFB 1691).
The Commission proposed to conduct a review of the unpaid leave entitlement in June 2021 to consider the following issues:
On 12 April 2021, the ACTU wrote to the Fair Work Commission requesting that we commence the foreshadowed review urgently.
The ACTU noted that ‘the increased incidence of family and domestic violence during COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated that this remains a pressing problem confronting employees and employers and the wider community.’
The 2021 review of family and domestic violence leave terms in modern awards will commence with a conference at 1pm on Friday, 30 April 2021.
The following issues will be considered during the Family and domestic violence leave review:
Read the Statement issued 15 April 2021  FWCFB 2047 – includes next steps and directions.
All documents and information relating to this case can be found here: Family and domestic violence leave review 2021