Possability shift types and penalty rates

Posted on
July 18, 2022
Social Community and Disability Sector

What your staff agreement says.

Have you ever wondered about how different shifts are defined and what penalties may apply for that shift?

Here’s what your Possability Agreement says:

Day shift means any shift worked wholly between the hours of 6.00am and 6.00pm.

Afternoon shift means any shift finishing after 6.00pm and at or before midnight.

Nightshift means any shift finishing after midnight and at or before 8.00am.

According to your agreement, when you work an afternoon and night shift, or awake shift as they're often called, you “shall be paid 15 per cent more than the ordinary rate”.

If you are ever unsure about whether or not the shift you are working should be paid at your ordinary rate or should include a penalty, give HACSUassist a call so we can clarify that for you.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email assist@hacsu.org.au or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector