Should my written statement of employment particulars stipulate what days I should work

Yes. Your written statement of particulars of employment, which you must be given on or before your first day at work, must state which days of the week you are expected to work.  

The written statement must also tell you whether these day may vary and if so how, and what method will be used to allocate your hours and to tell you about them (for example, how you will be notified about shift changes or cancellations, and how much notice you can normally expect).  

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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