What are the benefits of the scheme?

Contract cleaning workers in New South Wales will be entitled to long service leave after completing 3650 days of service (10 years) with one or more employers in the industry. The long service leave entitlement after ten years is 8.67 weeks paid at ordinary wages (not including overtime).

A pro rata entitlement to payment instead of leave will be available after five years recognised service in certain circumstances. The scheme benefits are equal to the leave entitlements provided by the NSW Long Service Leave Act 1955.

A bonus service credit of 365 days (one year) will be given to all workers who are registered in the scheme by 31 December 2011. These workers will be recognised as 'Foundation Workers'.

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