NHS Wales Staff will not receive Jubliee Day bank holiday pay
Published: 01 June 2012
NHS staff working on a bank holiday will not get bank holiday pay
It has been confirmed that pay arrangements for the coming Jubilee Day will not be the same as for a regular bank holiday for public sector workers. The Welsh Government has agreed that where public sector employees are required to work on Tuesday 5th June 2012 (Jubilee Day), payment and conditions of service will be those which apply on a normal Tuesday, and not paid as if the day were a bank holiday.
Staff who are rostered and therefore required to work will be paid plain time rate plus enhancements as per a normal Tuesday, but credited with a day off in lieu. Employees who work on that day will be able to take an annual leave day at another time, mutually agreeable with their line manager.
All other staff not required to work will be entitled to take an additional day’s paid leave on the 5th June. Anyone required to work an "overtime shift" on that day will be paid at plain time for part time staff and time-and-a-half for full time staff.
Staff who work on call shifts will be paid on the same terms as if Tuesday were a normal working day and NOT a bank holiday. All employees’ annual leave entitlements should be amended, pro rata, to reflect this extra day.
Peter Meredith-Smith, Associate Director (Employment Relations) RCN Wales said: "The RCN in Wales are extremely disappointed to hear that the Welsh Government has not agreed to Bank Holiday pay for public sector employees on Jubilee Day - Tuesday 5th June. This conveys a sense to hard working frontline staff that they are not valued for the 24 hour 7 day per week service to patients that they provide. In addition, on this special day when others are enjoying the celebrations there could be an additional cost to many who have to work, with a potential increase in cost for travel and childcare on this day."