Rosters

A roster is a timetable that shows the days and times employees are required to work.

Changing rosters

When an employer wants to change an employee’s regular roster or ordinary hours of work, they have to discuss it with the employees first. They have to:

  • provide information about the change (for example, what the change will be and when)
  • invite employees to give their views about the impact of the change
  • consider these views about the impact of the change.

Awards, enterprise agreements and other registered agreements can set out extra rules about changing rosters and how and when employees are given rosters.

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

Cleaning Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Cleaning Services Award [MA000022].

Notification of rosters

An employer has to put the staff rosters in a place that all employees on the roster can access easily.

The rosters have to show the following information on the roster:

  • the name of each employee
  • the start and finish times each day they work.

Changing the rosters

A full-time or part-time employee’s roster can only be changed:

  • at any time, if the employer and employee agree
  • if the employer gives the employee 7 days notice.

If there is an unexpected operational need to change the roster, then the employer and employee can agree to change the roster before the employee gets to work.

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

Source reference: Cleaning Services Award [MA000022] clause 13.6 external-icon.png

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