Working patterns


Generally, these hours will be spread over any 5 days out of 7, but each Department has responsibility for determining normal weekly attendance patterns for groups of employees, agreed in conjunction with union representatives. Attendance will be based on operational requirements, taking account of hours of business.

Standard office hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday 9am to 5.30pm and
  • Friday – 9am to 5pm

Permanent variations to the working week will be subject to negotiation and notice. Ad hoc variations to the working week pattern will attract additional payment, where such payment is not currently reflected in any consolidated rate for the role.

Where employees are required to work weeks of unequal length, for example on:

a) rosters
b) shifts
c) 10 1/2 day fortnights

or if they work more hours in the summer than in the winter, their weekly average hours worked over a reasonable and appropriate period, should equal their conditioned hours.