Dispute – On-call Rosters – Minimum three hour payment for call-out
A Dispute has recently arisen in the Southern Region relating to two unilateral decisions by management (at some level), to overturn
longstanding and agreed arrangements.
Management has unilaterally determined to introduce a new and oppressive on-call roster for Fire Safety Officers in Southern Region.
- Management has unilaterally determined to stop making a 3 hour minimum payment for a call-out.
The Union has put into dispute both these determinations. Particularly as regards the 3 hour minimum payment, this payment was still being made at the time the Dispute arose – and in fact Fire Service is still making a minimum 3 hour payment in some Regions.
However, in other Regions, the Union was advised yesterday that the minimum 3 hour payment had just been stopped. One member had money deducted from wages in regard to a minimum 3 hour payment already made,
This action is a clear breach of the Peace Obligation as in the Collective Agreement.
Herewith is a letter sent to the Acting Chief Executive/National Commander regarding this matter.
Part 4 – Working Party
The Working Party arising out of the Collective Agreement settlement is presently being established.