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 Cleaning Services Award [MA000022].
An employee is a shiftworker when they work one of the following shifts:
- a weekday shift - starts before 6am or ends after 6pm
- a permanent night shift - ends after midnight and at or before 8am and doesn't rotate with another shift or day work
- a weekend or public holiday shift.
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A broken shift is when an employee has to work 2 or more shifts in a day.
To find out more about who this award applies to, go to the Cleaning Award summary.
Source reference: Cleaning Services Award [MA000022] clause 17.2 and 20.2
- 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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