A shiftworker is an employee who works shifts and gets an extra payment for working shift hours.
An award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement can have a specific definition of what a shiftworker is, and what type of shifts they can work.
Find information about shiftworkers in your award by selecting from the list below.
Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002].
An employee is a shiftworker when they work the following shifts:
an afternoon shift - ends after 7pm and at or before midnight
- a night shift - ends after midnight and at or before 7am
- a permanent night shift - a night shift that doesn't rotate with other shifts and continues for at least 4 weeks in a row.
For more information on the:
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Clerks Award summary.
Source reference: Clerks - Private Sector Award [MA000002] clause 25.1
- 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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