Companies are being urged to encourage their managers to take a holiday and to stop stockpiling leave, The Australian reports.
According to the reports, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), said companies should capitalise on Labor’s National Employment Standards, which sets out guidelines requiring an employee to take paid annual leave, but only if the requirement is reasonable.
According to the ACCI, 73 percent of national leave stockpilers are likely to be executives, managers and professionals earning more than $70,000 annually.
Peter Anderson, the chamber’s chief executive told The Australian yesterday that executives often refused to take leave for fear of redundancy, or through believing they are too important to the organisation.
“The ordinary wage and salary earners tend to take leave on a more regular basis and in a more organised way. Managers and professionals, the people who believe they are almost indispensable….are the category of staff where the biggest problem exists; and it becomes an ingrained cultural problem,” he said.