Conditions of Employment Act, 1936

Conditions of shift work on continuous process.

33.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any employer to permit any worker employed by him in any industrial undertaking to do any continuous process on shift work (in this Act referred to as continuous process shift work) in such a manner as to contravene any of the following conditions, that is to say:—

(a) no shift shall be longer than nine hours in duration;

(b) no worker shall work on two consecutive shifts;

(c) no worker shall work on any shift unless at least eight hours have elapsed since he worked on a previous shift;

(d) no worker shall work for more than 56 hours in any week;

(e) every worker shall be allowed at least fifteen minutes rest in each shift not less than three nor more than four hours after the commencement of such shift but shall not be entitled to leave the premises of the employer during such period of rest without the permission of the employer.

(2) If any employer acts in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an offence under this section.