Friday, 11 September 2009


Once again, clarification of the leave policy of the SABC.

Employees employed before 31 December 1999 will have “old leave days pool”. This leave can no longer accumulate and what you have accumulated to date will remain. It cannot be taken away or you cannot be forced to take it and you can never forfeit it. It can only be reduced in accordance with the Policy, which will be :
  • The sale of these leave days at the basic salary rate irrespective of the amount of leave days to be converted
  • To make good any shortfall in the new leave days pool

All employees will have “new leave days pool”.

This leave is capped to 90 days. All leave exceeding 90 days can be forfeited if not taken.

Compulsory leave cannot be accumulated, and if not taken, will be forfeited. However, if you have applied for yhe taking of compulsory leave, and that application was turned down, you cannot forfeit it.

So, for example:

  • You can have 10 000 days “old pool” leave days, and this cannot be reduced by any other means but to sell it or take it, as and when you want to sell or take it, and not by illegal instruction from the Interim Board.  
  • You can, at the same time have 90 days leave in your new pool, and you cannot be forced to sell or take this leave, and you cannot forfeit it. More than 90 days in this pool must be taken or forfeited.
  • If you have days in your compulsory leave pool, it must be taken or it can be forfeited.

The 10 days story going around is a flight of managements imagination. Steur jou nie daaraan nie.

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