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.

Road Transport Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038].

Employees can accumulate RDOs if their roster cycle provides for them. The employee can take the RDO:

  • During their normal rostered cycle
  • at another time by agreement with their employer

the employee may bank up to 10 RDOs, which can be taken or paid out if agreed in writing between the employee and the employer

RDOs for oil distribution workers

Employees working in as oil distribution workers accumulate 1 paid RDO during a roster period of 2 continuous weeks if the roster allows for this. 

Check the Road Transport Award for full information on RDOs.

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

Source reference: Road Transport and Distribution Award [MA000038] clause 13.7 and 14.6 (a) external-icon.png

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