MECA CLAUSE

19. Shift Work

19.1  In the event that the employer is proposing to introduce shift work there will be prior agreement between the employer, the affected employees and the Association over applicable terms and conditions of employment before such shift work commences.

19.2  For employees in Emergency Departments, Intensive Care Units or High Dependency Units and other departments or services as agreed between the union and the employer, where a shift system is in place or is introduced, all hours worked between 1900 and 0800 hours Monday to Friday shall be paid at time and a half of the ordinary hourly rate and all hours worked on weekends or public holidays shall be paid at time and a half of the ordinary hourly rate.

19.3  During the term of this Agreement the parties will review the safety of shift rostering practices.