Worked Example for Craft Worker with Less Than 5 Years’ Service
Pattern of Absence
1 days absence on 6 October 2015
10 days absence from 14 October to 23 October 2015
3 days absence from 3 November to 5 November 2015
1 days absence on 15 December 2015
1 days absence on 14 March 2016
41 days absence from 29 March to 8 May 2016
137 days absence from 19 May to 2 October 2016
194 days absence in rolling 12 month period
ABATEMENT CALCULATION FOR 2015
(365 – 15) divided by 365 x 25 days A/L = 23.97 (rounded to 24 days)
Public holidays which fall outwith sickness absence period(s) = 7 days
Abated annual leave entitlement for 2015 = 31 days
The abated total of 31 days DOES meet the statutory minimum of 28 days so abated figure would be 31 days.
Annual leave already taken (and public holidays) which fall outwith sickness absence period(s) (10 Days annual leave + 7 public holidays) should be deducted from 31 days to give a total of 14 days remaining for 2015.
These days can be carried forward to 2016.
ABATEMENT CALCULATION FOR 2016
(365 –179) divided by 365 x 25 A/L = 12.73 (rounded to 12.5 days )
Public holidays which fall outwith sickness absence period(s) = 5 days (2xJan, 3xDec)
Abated annual leave entitlement for 2016 = 17.5 days
The abated figure of 17.5 days DOES NOT meet the statutory minimum of 28 days so figure is increased to this.
Annual leave already taken (and public holidays) which fall outwith sickness absence period(s) (1 days annual leave + 5 public holidays) should be deducted from 28 days to give a total of 22 days remaining for 2016.
Total Number of Days Due
The employee’s total abated annual leave entitlement for 2011 is therefore:
14 days remaining from 2015
22 days remaining for 2016
TOTAL = 36 DAYS
Points to Consider
Craft annual leave entitlements are slightly different to EP+M employees. Their leave entitlement is based on:
- For less than 5 years continuous service: 25 days
- Between 5 and 10 years continuous service: 30 days
- For 10 years continuous service or more: 35 days
Their public holidays fall slightly differently to EP+M employees and are as follows:-
- New Year’s Day (01 January)
- 02 January
- May Day (first Monday in May)
- Autumn Holiday (4th Monday in September)
- Christmas Day (25 December)
- Boxing Day (26 December)
- Hogmanay (31 December)
When a craft worker who is working 37 hours per week and their leave is issued in days, any annual leave taken PLUS any public holidays which fall outwith the sickness period are then deducted from the abated figure (whether this is an abated figure which meets the statutory minimum or the statutory minimum entitlement).
Please see the Guidance on Abatement of Leave for further information
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