Conditions of Employment Act, 1936

Conditions of licensed shift work.

34.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any employer to permit any worker employed by him in any industrial undertaking to do any industrial work on licensed shift work in such a manner as to contravene any condition contained in the licence authorising such licensed shift work or 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 so many hours in any week that the average number of hours per week worked by him in any three consecutive weeks would exceed forty-eight;

(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.