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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Does anyone know how many hours you are legally required to have between one shift finishing and another starting?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    European law says it's 11.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thats funny, i do shifts where i finish at 11.00 and then start work at 7.30 the next day, thats only 8. 1/2hours, is that right? is that legal
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I *believe* you can do them if you like, but they can't make you.

    That was certainly the line they strung us at the pool, something to do with being able to opt out from the Working Time Directive.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for the replies :)

    Mr Glittery's asshat of a boss is expecting him to finish one shift at 3am and start another at 9am :|
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That does seem a bit wrong, tbh.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You can opt-out of the WTD, but opting-out can't be a condition of the contract, AFAIK.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hiya
    You might find the Careers Scotland website useful for info about employment rights.
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