Subject to the exigencies of duty, an officer will be granted two rest days each week and a day’s leave on each public holiday. When you are required to do duty on a rostered rest day, you are entitled to:
With less than 15 days’ notice:
- Compensation at the rate of time and one half
With 15 or more days’ notice:
- Another rest day which should be notified to you within 4 days of the requirement.
When calculating the number of days’ notice given, disregard both the day on which the requirement was notified and the day on which you are required to work.
Where you are required to do duty on a public holiday, you are entitled to:
With less than 8 days’ notice:
- Double time payment and another day off in lieu
In any other case:
- An allowance at the appropriate rate i.e. double time
15 Days notice of requirement to work on a PHL:
- An officer shall not be required to do duty on a day which is a PHL with less than 15 days notice unless authorised by an assistant chief constable.
Where an officer works continuously through from a scheduled duty day into a rest day he/she will be paid at the appropriate enhanced rate for up to the first hour of the rest day worked. The appropriate enhanced rate is time and a half where less than 15 days notice is given. Where an officer works more than 1 hour and up to 4 hours he/she shall receive 4 hours payment at time and a half.
When an officers rest day is cancelled in anticipation of an operational need for which in any event he/she is not required to attend for duty:
Where the officer is told with more than 7 days (and less than 15 days) notice that he/she will not after all be required to work on his/her rest day, he/she will take the rest day with no compensation.
Where the officer is given less than 8 days notice he/she can choose between taking the rest day with no compensation or working on the rest day with compensation in accordance with police regulations.