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Linga22
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Working long days and long hours

Unread post by Linga22 » 11 Jan 2018, 15:32

I know that the BCEA allows for Rest Period, however in the Hospitality industry I feel that this section of the BCEA has been and is still ignored. My employer can schedule a person on the roster of 9 consecutive days with one day in between those days, Its goes to having no rest hours as well. An individual can work a 7pm - 7am shift and be expected to report for the next shift at 2pm the very same day they knocked off. I would like to find out if there are any steps that can be taken with regards to this and the employer clearly does not care about this for it has been reported by the employees more than twice already and the roster is still reflecting no rest at all.

tinus
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Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by tinus » 18 Jan 2018, 09:35

Hi there

May I suggest that you report it to Dept of Labour (inspector).

They may not disclose the identity of the individual that disclosed the info to them.

Greetings
Tinus Boshoff
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Timmy.com
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Joined: 13 Apr 2018, 12:43

Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by Timmy.com » 20 Jun 2018, 13:02

Can these over worked employees claim compensation for the past hours worked?

debbie12222
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Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by debbie12222 » 30 Aug 2018, 10:31

We have the same problem, working 12 days with 2 days of, no lunch breaks at all. yes we get paid overtime but i dont want the pay i want the days. Cant have the days because they dont want to employ more staff... cant refuse to work overtime even if i am over the threshold, i can loose my job....so yes it would be nice to have more time off

debbie12222
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Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by debbie12222 » 04 Sep 2018, 20:34

If i ask to rather have the off time than money for overtime worked, when am i suppose to get this time? I want to rest, be more at home, than at work. If i worked from monday to sunday and want a monday and tuesday of for my overtime worked, can it be refused? Waiting for it for 3 or 4 months makes no sense, I want it now not in 3 months time. And am I not suppose to get my pay for overtime worked in the same month? Is it not the same for off time for overtime worked?

lintoworm
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Joined: 29 Sep 2018, 12:01

Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by lintoworm » 29 Sep 2018, 12:15

i know the feeling, i work 7am to more or less (mostly more) 8pm every day except sunday and sometimes tuesday. it never used to be like this but now the one guy left and i have to cover his shift permanantly. before he left i was getting paid a fixed R3000 a month, now after he left im gettng paid a fixed R3200 a month. overtime doesnt exist here because its "in the best interest of the business" that i work full shifts, and " we're short staffed, if you want to still have a job to come back to next month, we need to keep the shop open the usual hours." Im just waiting for the labor inspector to see the "un-jippoed" attendence register that i keep, according to the one my boss has I only work 8 hours a day, but i refuse to sign it.

Trienie
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Joined: 02 Oct 2018, 14:48

Re: Working long days and long hours - Agriculture

Unread post by Trienie » 02 Oct 2018, 15:05

Hi, what exactly the BCEA, section 12-14 regarding Farm Workers stipulate a maximum of 15 hours' overtime per week. However, we recently had a Social Audit and the Auditor basically failed us because, according to her, the maximum overtime hour's per week is 10 hours. I also see on your documents that you indicate 10 hours? Which one is correct, currently?

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