Hi there Everybody I have a little dilemma I need solving….. My younger brother has a couple issues regarding his work contract it clearly states in brief the following the amount of hours to be worked per week:
“You also acknowledge that it is reasonable for the Company to require you to work reasonable additional hours in excess of 38 hours per week, having regard to factors including the nature of your role and responsibilities, your base salary and other benefits, all of which are intended to compensate for such additional hours”
Now the issue is that he is only a 2IC and already works to an 80 hour fortnightly roster 6 days one week, 4 days the next he’s already working an extra 2 hours per week and the “norm” is 90 hours per fortnight yet it is NOT in the contract.
Is he within his rights to say NO to working 90 hours and sticking to 80 because the above excerpt is a bit grey and vague as to how many “reasonable extra” hours are to be done the poor kid is confused and feels he is being held to that because alot of other people work 10 hours extra.
I told him to contact the Union regarding this matter and to report the manager in question but since he is on salary there is no union??? What body can he go to, normal union is the SDA.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.