Victorians lost an hour when the clock was moved forward at
2am on Sunday 7 October 2012. Your pay for this shift will depend on the award
or agreement that applies to your workplace.
Public sector nurses and midwives (see clause 13 of the new
agreement) and most private
aged care nurses are paid for the actual hours worked during the affected
shift. For example: an employee is rostered to work a ten-hour night shift from
9pm through to 7:30am (including a 30 minute meal break). During the course of
this shift, the clock is wound forward one hour due to the commencement of
daylight saving. The employee therefore works nine hours. The employee is paid
nine hours at his or her ordinary time rate of pay (including any shift
penalties or allowances ordinarily payable in respect of this shift). The reverse applies when daylight savings ceases on
Sunday 7 April 2013.
Most private acute agreements have a similar clause but you
should check your enterprise bargaining agreement.
If your workplace does not have an enterprise bargaining
agreement or your agreement does not include a daylight saving clause the award
provisions state that you should be paid for the hours according to the clock,
not the actual hours worked. This means you are paid one hour less than you actually
worked. Under the award when daylight savings ends on Sunday 7 April 2013 and
the clock is moved backward you will be paid for one hour more than actually