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56. Trade union training leave

56.1 An employee may be granted up to five (5) working days leave on ordinary rates each calendar year (noncumulative), to attend trade union training courses and seminars provided that the University is not involved in any other costs except for the payment of extra remuneration where relieving arrangements are instituted to cover the absence of the employee.

56.2 In addition to the leave entitlement provided at Clause 56.1, an employee who is an office bearer or elected representative of a trade union covered by this Agreement may be granted up to a further five (5) days leave each calendar year (non-cumulative) to conduct official union business such as meetings of State or National union bodies which require the attendance of the Employee.