Shiftworkers

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.

Plumbing Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award [MA000036].

An employee is a shiftworker when they work ordinary hours that end after 6pm and at or before 7am.

For more information on the:

  • ordinary hours of work for shiftworkers, go to Hours of work
  • meal and rest breaks for shiftworkers, go to Breaks
  • rosters for shiftworkers, go to Rosters.

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

Source reference: Plumbing and Fire Sprinklers Award [MA000036] clause 2 external-icon.png

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