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45. Rest pauses and meal breaks (Professional employees)

45.1 Rest pauses

45.1.1 A professional employee who works in excess of four (4) hours each day (excluding Residential Colleges) will be allowed one (1)  rest pause of twenty (20) minutes duration in the first half of the working day.

45.1.2 A professional employee who works in excess of three (3) hours each day in Residential Colleges will be allowed one (1) rest pause of twenty (20) minutes duration in the first half of the working day.

45.1.3 Rest pauses are to be taken at a time convenient to the University.

45.2 Meal breaks

An employee is required to take a daily meal break of between thirty (30) minutes and sixty (60) minutes, to be taken not earlier than three (3) hours and not later than six (6) hours from commencement of duty. This meal break will not count as working time.