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Unfortunately from the employees perspective there is no legal minimum notice period to issue or change rotas in the workplace.
There may be a clause in the employment contract or any workplace policies that may apply.
However, your employer has an implied duty of trust and confidence so they should provide you with ‘reasonable’ notice.
There is no definition of what is reasonable.
So if you believe that the notice you have been given is too short in the circumstances and unreasonable you can bring that to your employer’s attention and either refuse to do the shift, which may lead to disciplinary action. or do the shift but make it clear that you would expect longer notice in the future.
That is understandable, the employees need to raise the matter with HR explaining the issue, if any are union members ask the union to intervene.
Then joining a union may well you and other employees.
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