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Definition: Premium payments for shift work, for night work or weekend work

Labour market

This related to the special premium payments for shift work, and for night work or weekend work where these were not treated as overtime. If the worker was paid higher individual rates, for shift-work, night-work, or weekend work, and which was not treated as overtime, the amount communicated under this title was only the supplementary payment element and not the total payment for these work categories.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the structure and distribution of earnings: Methods and definitions", Data 1995, 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.15