42. Hours of Work (Professional Employees)

42.1 The ordinary hours of work for professional employees will be 36 hours each week, to be worked within a work cycle not exceeding seven (7) consecutive days.

42.1.1 These ordinary hours may be worked on any consecutive days in the week, Monday to Sunday inclusive, subject to the following:

(a) Ordinary hours are to be worked between 6:00am and 10:00pm.

(b) The ordinary hours of work will not exceed 10 hours on any one day.

(c) The number of days worked in a seven day cycle will not normally exceed five (5).

(d) Ordinary hours worked on a weekend will be paid as follows:

(i) All time worked on a Saturday will be paid at 150% of the ordinary rate;

(ii) All time worked on a Sunday will be paid at 200% of the ordinary rate.

(e) All time worked on a gazetted public holiday will be paid at 250% of the ordinary rate.

(f) Any arrangement of hours which includes a Saturday or Sunday as ordinary hours, will be subject to agreement between the University and the majority of employees concerned

(g) Employees may, at their own initiative, request to have their ordinary hours of work varied by mutual agreement between the employee and the delegated officer. The ordinary hours worked under this variable agreement, may, by agreement be paid at the ordinary rate. Any request must be forwarded to the Executive Director for approval prior to implementation.

(h) Employees may have their starting and ceasing times altered by mutual agreement between the employee and the delegated officer.