Conditions of Employment Act, 1936

Working hours.

38.—(1) Save as otherwise provided by this Act it shall not be lawful for any employer who employs any adult worker to do industrial work in an industrial undertaking on day work to permit such adult worker—

(a) if a woman, to commence work earlier than the hour of 8 a.m. on any day, or

(b) whether a man or a woman, to continue work after any of the following limits (in this Act referred to as time limits for day work), that is to say:—

(i) the hour of 8 p.m. on any ordinary working day,

(ii) the hour of 1 p.m. on any short day,

(iii) the time in any ordinary working day when such adult worker has completed nine hours work on that day,

(iv) the time in any week when such adult worker has completed forty-eight hours work in that week.

(2) This section shall not apply to any industrial work done in or about—

(a) the printing and publishing of newspapers, or

(b) the construction, maintenance, alteration, or repair of any telegraphic or telephonic installation, or

(c) the maintenance or working of a broadcasting station maintained and worked under Part II of the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926 (No. 45 of 1926).

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

(4) In this Act the expression “day work” means work which is neither continuous process shift work nor licensed shift work.