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Sunday Premium

If not already included in the rate of pay, an employee is generally entitled to paid time off in lieu or a premium payment for Sunday working.

An employee is entitled to the premium payment for Sunday working payable to a comparable employee in a collective agreement in force in a similar industry or sector. This means that the Sunday premium, if not already paid, will be equivalent to the closest applicable collective agreement which applies to the same or similar work under similar circumstances and which provides for a Sunday premium.

The premium can be in the form of:

  • An allowance
  • Increased rate of pay
  • Paid time off
  • Combination of the above.

You may also wish to click on the following link in our Codes of Practice section relating to the Code of Practice on Sunday Working in the Retail Trade.