Obviously I'll call HR (and possibly the union) at my workplace, but I thought I'd ask here first so I can word my question right. It's also early days so I don't want to bring this up at work if I really don't have to.
I work at an institution that offers 6 months 100% or 12 months 50% parental leave. That's great. The EBA states that to qualify for a second period of paid parental leave, employee must have served at least 12 months continuous service (that being at least at 50% FTE) since last period of PPL - fair enough.
I've just found myself a little bit pregnant. This is a huge surprise as we had a lot of trouble conceiving number one. If this does eventuate to a live baby, I'll have served 8 months (>50% FTE) since last parental leave.
I have a lot of annual and long service leave backed up. In your workplace, can this be used up to complete the continuous service qualifying period? Meaning, can I take annual/LSL for 4 months and then start 6 months paid parental leave?
I can't see anything in the EBA to limit when the PPL must be started after birth of child.