Stand-by shifts according to the agreement between Efling and SA
Stand-by shift duty may be imposed, according to which employees are obliged to be contactable by telephone and to respond to call-outs. Where no other arrangements are negotiated in the employment contract, the following shall apply:
For each hour on stand-by duty during which the employee is confined to home, he shall receive payment equivalent to 33% of the hourly rate for daytime work. On public holidays and major public holidays, the proportion shall be 50%.
For stand-by duty in which the employee is not required to respond without delay, but where he is prepared to go to work as soon as he is contacted, he shall receive 16.5% of the hourly rate for daytime work for each hour spent on stand-by. On public holidays and major public holidays, the proportion shall be 25%.
For a call-out when on stand-by, employees shall receive payment for the time they work, though never for less than 4 hours except when their scheduled daytime work is to begin within two hours. However, payment for stand-by work and for overtime work shall never be combined.