Many of our members are under the impression that the Council have cancelled all annual leave for the duration of the Olympics and para-Olympics. UNISON locally has discussed this with HR and it is not the case that there is a blanket ban on leave this summer. All cases, we are told, will be considered on their merits and the needs of the service affected. So, if you do want to take leave make sure you apply for it with as much notice as you can manage
If there is a problem with the request and management are being unreasonable about it then please contact your union and we will try and sort it out
We know that there are some sections where work demands will mean that leave restrictions will be tough, but you will never know if the Council are turning down your leave requests unless you ask.