Addressing branch on-call arrangements
Accord has long been campaigning for a better deal for on-call staff.
The effects of the pandemic on their hours, pay and associated terms and conditions shone an even brighter light on the unfairness of the current arrangements.
Taking direct feedback from our on-call members, we’ve been working with the business to improve things. And we’re pleased with the position that’s been reached:
- Colleagues will be given the opportunity to increase their hours to more closely match the hours they have worked on a regular basis.
- All colleagues will be given the opportunity to move to a minimum of 30 hours per month (0.2 FTE).
- Where the average number of hours worked determines a higher increase is required, colleagues will be given the opportunity to increase further up to the maximum identified.
- The term "on-call" will be removed, colleagues will be treated the same way as all other reduced hours colleagues.
- For those not already on a permanent contract will be offered the opportunity to move from their fixed term to a permanent contract.
- All colleagues that wish to remain at 0.1 FTE can do so and will continue to have their hours capped at a maximum of 55 hours per month with robust oversight.
This new approach offers real advantages for colleagues currently ‘on-call’, giving them certainty around the number of hours they’ll work and benefiting from the total reward package, i.e., Group Performance Share (bonus), pension, flex and a fairer allocation of holidays. 121s with all on-call colleagues started this week.
Not a member of Accord?
If you're an on-call colleague and not yet an Accord member, have you thought about joining? We’ve made a real difference to how you're treated by LBG and we’d welcome your support to keep our work going.
Any queries or feedback should be sent to: [email protected]