Rostered days off

A rostered day off (RDO) is a day in a roster period that an employee doesn't have to work.

An employee's day off can be paid or unpaid, depending on how RDOs are set out in an award or registered agreement.

When RDOs are paid, it is because an employee has worked extra hours that add up over a set period of time and this is taken as an RDO.

Find information about RDOs in your award by selecting from the list below.

Clerks Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002].

Employees who work a 38 hour week (other than shiftworkers) can accumulate 1 paid RDO during a roster period of 4 weeks if the employer agrees to it. They are entitled to 12 RDOs per year when they work a 20 day cycle.

Employees have to be told 4 weeks in advance when their RDO will be during the roster period.

An employee may take the RDO at another time if:

  • the employer agrees to banking the day
  • there is a maximum of 5 days off owing to them at any one time and
  • the day is taken at a time mutually convenient to the employer and employee or
  • they are given or give 5 days notice before taking the banked RDO.

Check the Clerks Award for information on substituting RDOs for another day.

To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Clerks Award summary.

Source reference: Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002] clause 14.4 and 14.5-14.6 external-icon.png

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