Overtime working by employees may from time to time be required by the employer to meet the requirements of the job and such a requirement will not be unreasonably withheld by employees.
1.10(A) Overtime Rates - Monday to Friday
a) Overtime rates Monday to Friday shall not apply until an employee has worked the currently determined hours at normal rates in any one week. Additional time worked Monday to Friday after the currently determined hours (see below) shall be paid at time and a half.
Weekend overtime premium shall be calculated on all hours worked as shown in Rule 1.10(B).
Currently Determined Hours – 37.5 hours
(b) Loss of overtime premium shall not be incurred where the employee:
(i) was absent with the employer’s permission e.g. holiday, authorised leave;
(ii) was absent through certificated sickness; or
(iii) was on an authorised rest period on a day following continuous working through the previous night.
1.10(B) Overtime Rates – Weekend Working
(a) Subject to the exceptions in Rule 1.10(A), (b), (i), (ii) and (iii), an employee who has not worked five days from Monday to Friday as provided in Rule 1.4 may be precluded from working the following Saturday or Sunday.
(b) The first 6 hours worked on a Saturday shall be paid at the rate of time and a half from the start of the Saturday shift or up to 3.00 p.m. on a Saturday, whichever is sooner.
(c) Hours worked after the first six hours or from 3.00 p.m. on a Saturday shall be paid at double time, up to normal starting time on Monday.
1.11 Rest Periods Following Extended Overtime
An employee who has worked his normal day work hours and continues to work overtime beyond midnight shall take a minimum break away from work of 7.5 hours.
Allowances shall be made for Travel Time over and above the break time of 7.5 hours. Time spent on travel applicable to the relevant job shall not be taken into account when calculating the 7.5 hours minimum break.
If the next day is a normal working day, and the break extends into the normal working hours of that day, the employee shall receive payment at the appropriate standard rate for the normal working hours so lost.
Note: The normal working week excludes Saturday and Sunday.
1.12 Calculation of Overtime Including Rest Periods
The hours of a rest period which extend into a normal working day shall be taken into account when calculating overtime in the relevant worked week.