Schedule 4 – Shift Work

  1. Professional staff collective agreement
    1. These provisions only apply to shiftworkers, defined as follows:

      “Shiftworker” means a person who is required to regularly perform duties on a continuous rotating shift over a 24 hour day seven (7) day week.

    2. Shift work penalty rates

      An employee working shifts will be paid the following rates:

      Type of Shift Shift Description Shift Rate
      Early Morning Shift Any shift, Monday to Friday, where the ordinary hours of duty commence at or after 4.00 am and before 6.00 am The ordinary rate plus 10%
      Day Shift Any shift, Monday to Friday, where the ordinary hours of duty commence not earlier than 6.00 am and before 10.00 am The ordinary rate
      Early Afternoon Shift Any shift, Monday to Friday where the ordinary hours of duty cease at or after 7.00pm The ordinary rate plus 10%
      Afternoon Shift Any shift, Monday to Friday, where the ordinary hours of duty cease at or after 9.00pm and before midnight The ordinary rate plus 12%
      Night Shift Any shift, Monday to Friday, where the ordinary hours of duty cease at or after midnight and before 6.00am The ordinary rate plus 15%
      Permanent Night Shift Any shift system in which shifts are worked which do not rotate or alternate with other or another shift so as to give the employee at least one third of their working time off night shifts in each roster period The ordinary rate plus 30%
    3. Shift payment for weekend work

      An employee required to work on a weekend will be paid as follows: The rates provided for below are not paid in addition to the ordinary shift penalties provided in 5.2 above.

    4. Day of Weekend Shift Rates
      Saturday The ordinary rate plus 50%
      Sunday The ordinary rate plus 100%
    5. Shift payment for public holidays

      An employee required to work on a public holiday will be paid as follows:-

    6. ApplicationRate
      Public Holiday The ordinary rate plus 150%
      where a shift ends during the public holiday The ordinary shift rate 100%
    7. Crib breaks for shiftworkers

      Shift workers will be entitled to a paid crib break of 20 minutes

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