A shiftworker is an employee who works a schedule (or roster) that includes hours outside the standard 9am to 5pm working day. Awards and registered agreements often provide a specific definition of shiftworker.

Shiftwork typically involves working hours that fall outside the regular daytime schedule. Shiftworkers might work evenings, nights, early mornings or rotating shifts. This type of work is common in industries that operate outside standard business hours, like healthcare, manufacturing or hospitality. The specific definition and conditions for shiftworkers can vary in different awards and agreements.

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