A memorandum of understanding has been concluded between the RCEA and NRC for December shutdown. Letter of Understanding Regarding the December Shutdown 2016. Except for those employees who are required to work during the shutdown period because of operational requirements, employees will be permitted to work sufficient additional hours to replace the hours of work which would normally have been scheduled on the afternoon of 23 December and for full working days on 28, 29 and 30 December 2016.

For employees on a 37.5 hours scheduled work week, the Shutdown period is equivalent to 26.25 working hours. Employees whose regular work week is different (part time, compressed work schedule, etc.) will have their December shutdown hours adjusted accordingly.