We're pleased to let you know that earlier this evening, the ABC’s Managing Director, David Anderson, confirmed that paid discretionary leave will now be provided to ABC staff who are unable to get vaccinated outside of work hours.

This commitment was made in Senate Estimates in response to CPSU member concerns raised earlier today, that ABC staff were being directed to use annual their annual leave if their COVID-19 vaccinations were scheduled during work hours.

The CPSU welcomes this news and thanks the union members who brought the matter to our attention swiftly.