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.
Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Security Services Industry Award [MA000016].
Employees who work a 38 hour week can accumulate 1 paid RDO during a roster period if the employer implements an RDO system. The RDO is taken during that roster period.
An employee may take the RDO at another time if:
- the employer agrees to banking the day
- there is a maximum of 10 days off owing to them
- the day is taken at a time mutually convenient to the employer and employee.
An employee who doesn't go to work the day before or after an RDO without the consent of the employer and without evidence won’t be paid for the RDO.
Check the Security Award for full information on RDOs.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Security Award summary.
Source reference: Security Services Industry Award [MA000016] clause 21.9
- Building, construction and on-site trades
- Contract cleaning services
- Don't know
- Hair and beauty
- Health support services
- Real estate
- Road Transport
- Social, community, disability and home care services
- Storage services and wholesale
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