back shift


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

back shift

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the period worked
US and Canadian name: swing shift
References in periodicals archive ?
He joined the radio station in 1996 to present an evening show named "The Back Shift".
Charles Birnbaum, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, said in prepared remarks that his firm is excited to back Shift's "next phase of growth as they help their customers navigate the digital transformation that is now in full swing in this industry."
I was an inspector and my routine was early shift, back shift.
7.40 (280m): Lizzie Mac (1), Corleona (1), Skinner (1), Geordie Lady (Scr), Shankhill (Scr), Back Shift (Scr).
The upgrade solution took on board the fact that the plant could run a back shift with reduced staff which would use just one of three machines; the two others would be allocated for day shift operation with the third compressor then made available for service and continuity duties.
"The back shift and night shift are being sent home and the rumours are it's not going to be fixed until next week."
Sarah Cross back shift dress, PS45, gladiator cuff, PS9.50, white block heel pumps, PS49.50, Autograph
In many cases in order to make ID, Farsi speakers change the pronouns to third person, and back shift the tenses (see also Mahootian and Gebhardt).
CHARITY DAY...Glyn Maude, Distribution, General Manager, Jo Payne, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and Tony King, Team Leader and back shift charity champion.
The thrust of Interferry's case is that the proposed limit of 0.1 per cent of sulphur in fuel used in SECAs from 2015 may 'at first glance' seem to be right for the environment, but it is evident that because of this there will be a modal back shift of significant proportions from sea to land in the cargo flow within Northern Europe and thus a significant increase to the load factor on the already strained network of land transportation routes and a consequential adverse environmental impact.
As the operator uses the machine, it will automatically back shift the pump if it senses engine horsepower loss.
Tenders are invited for assistance to cope up the daily regular/emergency pumping work in back shift as per the requirement in quarry at kocp during peak pumping hours for a period of 90 days.