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Conditions of Service


Overtime
OVERTIME: Reg 25 Annex G Determination / British Transport Police Agreement
Planned Overtime

When you are informed at or before the commencement of your tour that you will be required to remain on duty after the tour ends, no account will be taken of any period of less than 30 minutes of overtime worked.

Casual Overtime

When you are not informed at the commencement of your tour of duty that you will be required to remain on duty after your tour ends then, on the first four occasions, in any week, the first 30 minutes of any overtime worked is to be disregarded in calculating your overtime payment.

Recall to Duty: Reg 25 Annex G

When you are recalled to duty between two rostered tours of duty, appropriate travelling time shall be counted as duty. Officers will incur overtime for the actual hours worked during the recall only.

Compensation for Duty on a Rostered Rest Day: Reg 26 Annex H / British Transport Police Adopted

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.

Compensation for Duty on a Public Holiday: Reg 26 Annex H / British Transport Police Adopted

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

Continuous Duty into a Rest Day / British Transport Police Adopted

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.

Reinstatement of Cancelled Rest Days: Police Negotiating Board Circular 85/9 / British Transport Police Adopted

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.

Travel Time / British Transport Police Adopted

Travel time between home and your usual place of duty is generally not duty time.

Such travel time shall only be treated as a period of duty when you are:

  • Recalled to work between two tours of duty and you travel to and from your home between tours.

In calculating any period of overtime, the time occupied by a member in relevant travelling shall be treated as a period of duty.

If you designated either a casual or essential user, use of a motor vehicle for this purpose attracts mileage allowance.