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Working hours Shift vs Office Hour

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:31:31 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:02:17 PM)

Hello all,

I work in a company that made a shift like this:

(Mon & Tue), (Wed & Thu), (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Divided into three pattern and the working pattern is work --> off --> work --> off (keep on rotating)
Time: 9am – 9pm (breaktime 1.5 hours)

Lately they add 1 extra day (no pay) in any random offday spot with a reason of our working hours is insufficient compare to office hours. And they even said that it is still not enough actually.
Office hour work 9 hours per day (excluding breaktime) and we work 12 hours per day/night (excluding breaktime), it’s a totally different pattern.

My question are,
1) Is there any rules or guidelines stating how much hours required for shift?
2) Is it the right thing to ensure that the shift hours is as equal as the office hours since we work in day & night, and do numerous of Standby and OTs?
3) Are the company policy have nothing to do with Labour Law? Like when the company says A then it’s A, even when the Labour law says B?

KL Siew
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:02:17 PM

Refer to Section 60A and 60C of the Part 12 of the Employment Act for info Hours of work and Shift work, that may help you. You can always refer to the Labour Department if more info is needed.

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