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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.

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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.

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Re: Working long days and long hours

Unread post by » 20 Jun 2018, 13:02

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

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