16. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 13 and 15, the chief inspector may grant a permit authorizing the double gang arrangement in an industrial establishment. In such case, however, the period of work must not exceed eight hours for each gang or sixteen hours for the two gangs; the distribution of the working hours for the two gangs must be made between seven hours and zero hours.
The chief inspector, if he considers it warranted by the circumstances, may issue a permit to authorize overtime work or the establishment of a third gang for a period not to exceed eight weeks.
In industrial establishments where the double gang operates, the employer must allow, to the employees of both sexes, an hour for the midday meal and an hour for the evening meal; the midday meal must be taken between ten hours and twelve hours, and the evening meal between eighteen hours and twenty hours.
R. S. 1964, c. 150, s. 18; 1968, c. 46, s. 9; 1975, c. 49, s. 9.