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.

Fast Food Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Fast Food Industry Award [MA000003].

A shiftworker is:

  • a 7 day shiftworker
  • employed in a business where shifts are continuously rostered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is regularly rostered to work those shifts
  • regularly rostered to work on Sundays and public holidays.

The Fast Food Award doesn't have specific hours of work or other provisions for shiftworkers.

Employees who work early in the morning and evenings are not shiftworkers, but they may get penalty rates depending on the hours they work.

For information on penalty rates, go to Penalty rates and allowances.

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

Source reference: Fast Food Industry Award  [MA000003] clause 28.2 external-icon.png

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