Are you an employee who is occasionally called on to work for the university without a permanent employment contract or fixed working hours? However, if you prefer more flexible working days and hours, you are not obligated to accept the offer, for either a fixed or an indefinite period. You will be notified in writing or by email at least four days in advance. If you are notified later than this, you are not obliged to work that shift. If the notification is cancelled or changed with less than four days’ notice, you are entitled to continued payment of wages for the original shift.
On-call contract of twelve months or longer
If your on-call contract lasts twelve months or longer, you will receive an offer for a permanent contract after twelve months. This fixed term must be equal to or greater than the average scope of work in the previous twelve months.
If you accept this offer, your on-call contract will be terminated and you will be offered an indefinite employment contract for the same position. As a result, the non-committal nature of your work will also be terminated, which means you are required to work the contracted hours. However, if you prefer more flexible working days and hours, you are not obligated to accept the offer. In this case, the on-call contract will remain valid. You will, however, continue to receive a new offer for a permanent contract every twelve months.
You are required to declare the hours you work in BASS.
Payment of wages during illness
If you are ill just before or during the period you are asked to work, you may be entitled to continued payment of wages:
- If you become ill during an on-call shift, you are entitled to continued payment of wages;
- If you are ill just before a scheduled shift, you are entitled to continued payment of wages if the shift was agreed in writing or based on a clear verbal agreement;
If you are not on-call or scheduled to work on your first day of illness, you are not entitled to continued payment of wages.
If you have any questions, please contact your HR officer.