8.5 Severance Compensation:

8.5.1 For those employees appointed on or after 1 May 1996 severance compensation as follows will be paid: 

7 weeks ordinary pay for the first year (or less) of continuous service; and 

2 weeks ordinary pay for the second and subsequent years of continuous service with a maximum pay out of 32 weeks ordinary pay.              

8.5.2 Definitions applying to clauses 8.5.1 above. 

“Ordinary pay” is defined as basic taxable salary, plus regular taxable allowances paid on a continuous basis - i.e. during paid leave.  In the case of employees on parental leave ordinary pay shall be the ordinary pay at the time of taking leave.

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