When may annual leave be taken?

The employee is entitled to take whatever leave he has accumulated in an annual leave cycle, on consecutive days. This means that if an employee has, for example, accumulated 11 days during an annual leave cycle, he is entitled to take those 11 days consecutively, and the employer may not refuse him permission to take those 11 days consecutively. Annual leave not taken during an annual leave cycle is automatically carried over to the next annual leave cycle unless there exists any agreement to the contrary.