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Shift Allowance

Shift allowance is awarded when an individual’s working pattern varies from week to week on a rota basis.It is  not payable where an individual works the same hours every week, even if those hours are outside of normal office hours.

The University has adopted a points system for determining an appropriate shift allowance payment, dependent on the shift pattern worked for staff on grades 1 -5. 

This has been developed in conjunction with colleagues in Unison and Unite.

The table below outlines this system, should you require further advice, please contact your HR team member for further information and support.

i)  Starting time of early shift

After 7.31am

0

 

6.31am – 7.30am

1

 

6.30am or earlier

2

 

ii)  Finishing time of late shift

Before 8.59pm

0

 

9.00pm – 10.30pm

1

 

10.31pm or later

2

 

iii)   Working between 10.31pm and 6.30am

Night Shift

10

 

iv)   Number of different shifts
(only count as different if more than 30 mins difference)

0 - 1

0

 

2 – 4

1

 

5 – 9

2

 

10 - 15

3

 

v)  Weekends worked in 12 week period

0 – 3

1

 

4 – 6

3

 

7 – 9

6

 

10 +

9

 

 POINTS

 

 

 

 

 

Points:

% Allowance

 

1 point

2%

 

2 - 6 points

5%

 

7 - 13 points

12.5%

 

14 - 16 points

19%

 

17 + points

27%

 

Approved by Council November 2014

 

Author: Anne Lamb

Date: April 2014, updated November 2016

 

 

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