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.

Retail Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the General Retail Industry Award [MA000004].

A shiftworker doesn't include a person working extra hours of overtime as part of a day shift.

A shift for a shiftworker:

  • must start at or after 6pm and before 5am the following day
  • doesn't include a shift that starts and finishes on the same day within the span of ordinary hours in this award.

A baking production shiftworker can work the following shifts:

  • early morning shift - starts at or after 2am and before 6am
  • night shift - starts before 2am.

A shiftworker's roster can't be changed to avoid paying public holiday entitlements or arranged so that they work shiftwork and non-shiftwork in the same week.

For more information on the:

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

Source reference: General Retail Industry Award [MA000004] clauses 23 and 24 external-icon.png

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