This year’s USU Picnic Day Event will be held on 6th December 2019 at Wyong Pool 10AM – 4PM – Ithome Street, Wyong.

Union Picnic Day is a Council holiday which your union, the United Services Union has negotiated as part of your Award, for Union members only!

The Central Coast Council’s USU Picnic day, held in December each year, is a great opportunity for all members to spend time with each other and their families in a casual, fun environment.

Because Union Picnic Day is a holiday under the State Award, if you are a member of the USU and have to work that day you are entitled to be paid at public holiday rates.

Being paid at public holiday rates is an acknowledgment that attending the USU picnic makes for a great day, and it is a real shame to have to miss out on being part of it.

If you are asked to work on Union Picnic Day (6th December 2019) and you accept to work, your entitlement under the Award is as follows:

  • Payment at double time and a half inclusive of the payment of the day with a minimum payment of four hours worked
  • If agreed, between Council and the USU member – paid time and a half for the hours worked along with being granted equivalent time off in lieu. Such leave shall be taken at a mutually convenient time.

USU members should not accept any conditions that are offered by Council that are less than the Award provisions.

Remember, Union Picnic Day is for Union members only that means any non-financial members of the Union are required to utilise their own leave entitlements on 6th December 2019.

If any USU members are unsure of you rightful Union Picnic Day entitlements, please contact your local Central Coast USU Workplace Delegates or USU Organiser Luke Hutchinson – 0419 761 323 or

Not yet a member??
Want to ensure you receive an additional paid holiday on the 6th December 2019? Join the United Services Union prior to 21st November 2019.

How to Join?
Please contact your local Central Coast workplace delegate or Luke Hutchinson on 0419 761 323 or or simply join online at