1.13 Transfer from Day to Night or Night to Day Shifts
When night shift employees at termination of nightshift, having worked after midnight, go on to day shift on the morning of that same day, the hours worked during that day shall be paid at overtime rates. Similarly, where a day employee having worked after midday goes on to a night shift that same night, the worked hours of that first night shift shall be paid at overtime rates.
1.14 Shift Work
Employees may be required to undertake shift-working arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the job or client. Employees may not be so required without reasonable notice.
(i) Nightshift will be constituted where employees work throughout the night for at least three consecutive nights (see Appendix 4).
(ii) Nightshifts will normally consist of 37.5 hours worked on 5 nights Monday night to Friday night inclusive, with unpaid meal breaks for meals each night to be mutually arranged. The employer shall declare working hours including meal breaks in each contract.
(iii) Nightshift shall be paid at the rate of time and one-third for all hours worked up to 37.5 hours in any one week, Monday to Friday.
(iv) Where employees work throughout the night for less than three consecutive nights they shall be paid at time and a half for shifts starting Monday to Friday, and double time for shifts starting on Saturday or Sunday.
(b) Double Day Shift
(i) The shift week will be from Monday to Friday. Each shift shall be of at least 7.5 hours worked with an unpaid half hour meal break. The distribution of the hours will be subject to local requirements. Shifts will normally be on an early and late basis.
(ii) Double day shift working will be paid at the rate of time plus 20% for normal hours worked in the early shift, and time plus 30% for normal hours worked in the late shift.
(c) Three Shift Working
(i) The shift week will be from Monday to Friday. Each shift shall be of 7.5 hours duration with an unpaid half hour meal break. The distribution of the hours will be subject to local requirements. Shifts will normally be on early, late and night shift basis.
(ii) Three shift working will be paid at the rate of time plus 20%, time plus 30% and time plus 33% for the early, late and night shifts respectively.
(d) Continuous Shift working (Over a 7-Day Period)
Where shift work is occasionally required to cover both weekdays and weekend, weekend working shall attract the appropriate premia contained in Rule 1.10 (B). Weekday working shall attract the premia contained in Rule 1.14(c). Generally speaking, “occasional” shift-work shall be defined as a shift-work requirement for a period of 4 weeks or less to meet some short term or emergency need.
Where continuous three shift working is required to cover a regular seven day working pattern the following conditions shall be observed:
(a) Prior to the introduction of a rostered three shift working system the employer will discuss and agree with his employees’ representatives the most suitable pattern of hours to achieve the required cover.
(b) Subject to the above, rostered three shift working shall not be restricted.
(c) The normal shift week shall be from Monday to Sunday and will comprise a maximum 37.5 hours in any one week for which the employees shall be paid at time plus 30%.
(d) All hours rostered or un-rostered in excess of 37.5 hours in any week, Monday to Sunday, shall fall within the terms of Rule 1.14(e), (f) and (g).
(e) Overtime on Shifts
The number of hours to be worked at the appropriate shift rates before overtime premium is calculated shall be 37.5 hours.
(f) Premium Payments
Premium payments shall be calculated on the appropriate standard rate of pay and not at the shift rate.
(g) Overtime on Rostered Days Off
Employees required to work on Rostered days off shall receive overtime premium in accordance with Rule 1.10(B).
1.15 Reasonable Notice
Employees will be given reasonable notice by their employer when they are required to undertake shift working arrangements.