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Portable long service leave is a vital part of our industry. It helps keep workers safe and protects their physical and mental wellbeing. It keeps employers engaged and involved in the welfare of their workers and helps them remain an employer of choice in the industry.

Long service leave isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s mandatory. It’s the law. And we enforce it.

If there’s one thing we know about working in the construction industry, it’s that the work you do is hard. It is important, impactful, and fulfilling. But it is also undeniably challenging – both physically and emotionally.

The industry is a demanding one, and many job-related stress factors are experienced by workers. Construction businesses operate in a highly competitive market and are constantly asked to deliver projects with tight deadlines and tight budgets.

When you put in that level of physical and mental commitment, day in and day out, you don’t just want a break: you need one.

And that’s exactly what long service leave is for. It’s not just a perk of the job or some sort of bonus or reward. It’s something that every worker in our industry is absolutely entitled to. It’s a necessity in terms of your long-term wellbeing.

So, how, and where does long service leave fit in for employers?

Long service leave is not just for those with long-term tenure with a single employer. We know that you take on multiple workers at different times across different projects. You are employers, contractors, and subcontractors who are highly sought after and brought in as and when needed. That mobility often means some of us forget about the importance of taking a break. We make sure that the funds are available for long service leave when workers need it, and we provide employers with a simple way to contribute to the Scheme.

Portable long service leave has been there for the Victorian construction industry since 1976. LeavePlus ensures that our industry can thrive by supporting workers to take a well-earned break when they need to take time out and recharge.