Advancing the start of duty time from the rostered time
When the time at which you are required to begin a rostered tour of duty is brought forward without due notice so that you begin the tour on a day on which you have already completed a normal daily period of duty, the time for which you are on duty before the rostered commencement time:
i. shall be reckonable as overtime, and
ii. shall be taken into account as part of that tour of duty.
You should be given as much notice of the change of duty as possible; and every effort should be made to ensure that notice is given before the end of the tour prior to the one that is to be altered.
Assume the Force day commences at 07.00.
If the rostered tour of duty was 07.00 – 15.00.
You are told at 02.00 to attend for duty at 04.00 hrs, until 14.00 hrs.
You will be entitled to payment at one and a third for the period 04.00 to 07.00 and one and a third for the period 12.00 to 14.00.
Due notice for these purposes is defined in Regulation 25 of Police Regulations 2003 as “notice given at least 8 hours before the revised starting time of the rostered tour of duty in question”.
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