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Rest Days FAQs

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I work on a rest day - what can I claim?

Did you know that if you work on a rest day you are entitled to compensation?  Where less than 15 days’ notice is given you can get time and one half, or in any other case another rest day, which should be notified to the member within four days of notification of the requirement to work.  If the time worked is less than a full day, or for more information, please look in the Quick Reference Guide or contact your local Federation.

I work into my rest day after a night shift, what can I claim?

Did you know that if you work into a rest day after a night shift you are entitled to compensation?  Where less than 15 days’ notice is given you can get time and one half, or in any other case another rest day, which should be notified to the member within four days of notification of the requirement to work.  If the time worked is less than a full day, or for more information, please look in the Quick Reference Guide or contact your local Federation.

What happens if I work more than a tour or rostered shift on a rest day?

Did you know that if you work more than a tour or rostered shift on a rest day or public holiday, your entitlement is the same as any normal rest day or public holiday working compensation?  More on this can be found in the Quick Reference Guide or contact your local Federation.

My rest day is cancelled, but then I am told I am not needed at work after all, what can I claim?

Did you know that if your rest day is cancelled but you’re told you do not need to work after all, you can take the day as planned or work and claim compensation, depending on how much notice is given?  To find out more check the Quick Reference Guide or contact your local Federation.





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