As a result of changes brought about by Project Rhino, NACO has been in consultation with the business regarding terms and conditions specific to IT.
Presently there are a number of arrangements in place to compensate colleagues for working on a shift basis. In order to achieve consistency for all colleagues, NACO are consulting on 3 main areas:
- Payment for shift working
- Standby Payments
- Call Out payments
There will be no changes to any base pay ranges or market supplements which are in place in some areas within IT.
The detail of consultation so far is included below. To better understand the view of membership, NACO has created a websurvey asking members their view on each aspect of consultation. Please take the time to complete this survey and have your voice heard.
- Current shift payments are left in place for those working specific shifts.
- Colleagues working 24/7 patterns will receive a 30% allowance.
- A consistent way to record shift pay on payroll is established.
- Shift pay is only paid for colleagues on a shift, and not for any other purpose.
- Payments will not be made for overlapping shifts – one stops, another starts and payments are made accordingly.
- There are no enhanced breaks or lunch breaks for shifts – shift pay covers payments for all elements of that shift.
Our current position with the business regarding standby payments is that:
- Payment will move to one standard weekly payment of £260.
- This includes the first two cumulative hours of call out in each shift.
- Telephone disturbance will be removed.
Call Out Payments
Our current position with the business regarding call out payments is that:
- The first cumulative two hours of call out time worked in each evening are covered by the standby payment.
- Once a total of two hours have been worked in one evening, a payment based on overtime rates would be made for any further time worked.
- Rates remain as they are currently, but there will be a clear distinction in recording between overtime and IT callout.
- Rates will be: Monday to Friday – time and a half, weekends – double time, bank holidays – triple time.