What is Shift Working according to Industrial and Commercial Employment Standing Orders?

Shift Working

According to Industrial and Commercial Employment Standing Orders, following points are important for explanation of shift working:

(1) More than one shift

(2) Transfer of workmen from one shift to another

(3) Discontinuance of shift working

(4) Restart of shift working

 

(1) More Than One Shift

More than one shift can be worked in a department or any section of a department of industrial or commercial establishment at discretion of employer

(2) Transfer Of Workmen From One Shift To Another

If more than one shift is worked, workmen are transferred from one shift to another.

(3) Discontinuance Of Shift Working

Here following points are important:

(i) One month’s notice

(ii) Discharge of any permanent workmen

 

(i) One Month’s Notice

No shift working should be discontinued without one month’s notice, which should be given prior to such discontinuance. However, no such notice is necessary if such discontinuance does not result into discharge of permanent employee.

(ii) Discharge Of Any Permanent Workmen

If such discontinuance does not result into discharge of permanent employee, workmen should be discharged with regard to length of their service in establishment. Those, who are with shortest term of service, should be discharged first.

(4) Restart Of Shift Working

Here following points are important:

(i) Notice

(ii) Re-employment of discharged workmen

(i) Notice

If shift working is restarted, a week’s notice of such restart should be given, and such notice should be posted at main entrance of establishment and time-keeper’s office.

(ii) Re-employment Of Discharged Workmen

In case of restarting of shift working, workmen, a result of who have been discharged as discontinuance of shift, should be re-employed especially when they present themselves at time of restarting of shift. And they should be re-employed with regard to length of their previous service under establishment. Those, who were with longest term of service, should be re-employed first.

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