53. Right to disconnect

53.1. The University does not expect or require a staff member to respond to communications outside their normal hours of work, or whilst they are on approved leave, except:

  1. pursuant to a relevant clause of this agreement (for example, during authorised overtime, call-back to work or paid on-call arrangements);
  2. there is a significant matter relating to the staff member’s employment that could not wait until the staff member’s return; or
  3. in the case of a genuine emergency, such as for example, serious immediate risk to students, other staff or major university equipment.
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