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.

Storage and Wholesale Award

Based on what you've told us, it looks like you're covered by the Storage and Wholesale Award [MA000084].

A shiftworker can work one of the following shifts:

  • an early morning shift- starts between 2am and 7am 
  • an afternoon shift - ends after 6pm and at or before midnight
  • a night shift - ends after midnight and at or before 8.30am.

An employee employed as a day worker can’t be required to work afternoon shifts unless they volunteer and have agreed to it with their employer.

Employees can’t be discriminated against for not volunteering to work shiftwork.

For more information on the:

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

Source reference: Storage and Wholesale Award [MA000084] clause 20 external-icon.png

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