Conditions of Employment Act, 1936

Shift work unlawful unless on continuous process or under licence.

32.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any employer to employ any worker on shift work to do industrial work (other than industrial work done in or about the printing or publishing of newspapers) unless—

(a) such industrial work (in this Act referred to as a continuous process) normally requires to be carried on without intermission or to be carried on for periods of not less than fifteen hours at a time without intermission, or

(b) such employer is authorised by a licence (in this Act-referred to as a shift work licence) granted by the Minister to employ workers on shift work (in this Act referred to as licensed shift work) to do such industrial work.

(2) If any employer employs any worker in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an offence under this section and such worker shall also be guilty of an offence under this section.