Example Workforce Agreement for Mobile Workers

 

This workforce agreement is between [name of company], The Company and [the workers as specified below], The Employees in accordance with the provisions of  the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005.

 

This agreement will apply to all [members of the company or group - specify group i.e. Trunk drivers, night trunkers, etc] within The Company (except those bound by existing collective agreements).

 

It is agreed that The Company and The Employees are adopting options permitted by the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005.

 

This agreement will remain in force for a period of [specify period, not exceeding 5 years, after the commencement date], when it will cease to have effect or until it is terminated by either party at any time giving [specify time - i.e. 3 months] notice in writing to the other party.

 

The reference period for the calculation of the average weekly hours shall be; (Select one from the following )

  • A fixed 17 week period commencing on              [ specify date ]          [    ] tick

  • A fixed 26 week period commencing on              [ specify date ]          [    ] tick

  • Will be a rolling 26 week period commencing on  [ specify date ]          [    ] tick

Night Working

  • We elect to opt out of the maximum 10 hours working time limit           [    ] tick 

  • We agree to work up to a limit within a 24 hour period of [    ]specify maximum night working hours.

Dated and signed on behalf of The Company

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Dated and signed by the Elected Representatives of The Employees or by the majority of the workforce.

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Notes

The default period is a 17 week rolling period.

 

The normal hours for night workers which is classified as starting or finishing duty between 12 midnight and 04.00am is 10 hours in each 24 hour period.  This does not mean a 10hr shift.  This means within a 24 hour period which may include parts of the previous or next shift.