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Rest Days attached to Annual Leave
Most of you will now be aware that the Police Negotiating Board (PNB) agreed in April that rest days attached to a period of absence of 5 days or more where at least one of those days is a day of annual leave, should be treated for the purposes of remuneration as annual leave. This agreement was formalised in the PNB agreement 08/14 which you can view here - http://www.swpf.org/pdf/regulations/annual_leave_rest_days.pdf
The problem with any PNB agreement is that it remains advisory until signed by the Home Secretary and the force is not obliged to implement its recommendations until that time.
The South Wales Police management has decided that it will not implement this recommendation until the Home Secretary has signed it.
Rest Day Payments for NATO Backfill Officers
We've been seeking a definitive position from the force in relation to those officers who were required to work their rest days in order to backfill for officers deployed on the NATO Summit.
We have now received confirmation that officers engaged on backfill duties associated with Operation Ismay should claim for each rest day worked as though they had received less than 15 days' notice, ie time and a half for the hours worked. This applies regardless of notice received.
This only applies to officers completing backfill duties in relation to Operation Ismay. Any officers who were engaged in backfill duties for any other reason should claim as per Police Regulations. PSU/BDU officers should claim as per previous instructions regarding claiming for 3 days etc.
In relation to the long hours worked by Inspectors, this matter is currently under review and subject to on-going legal advice. As soon as we have a legally-sustainable position on the matter, we'll update you further. In the meantime, there is no requirement to submit claims for potential bonus payments as no decision has been made and no payment structure put in place.
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SWPF Football Season Tickets
The South Wales Police Federation has taken the opportunity to obtain 2 season tickets for both Swansea City and Cardiff City.
These tickets will be offered to officers who have serious welfare issues and who would welcome such a gesture.
If no such officer exists, the tickets will be drawn at random from those who have signed up for the draw and given their availability for that particular game.
Those successful in a draw will win 2 tickets for that match but please note: IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT THE OFFICER WHO IS SUCCESSFUL IN A DRAW MUST ATTEND THE MATCH OR DECLINE THE TICKETS. You can take someone else of your choosing with you but the tickets are not transferable.
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