Hours of the working week
10.1 The standard hours of all full-time staff covered by this agreement will be 37½ hours excluding meal breaks, subject to the protection and assimilation arrangements set out in Section 46. Working time will be calculated exclusive of meal breaks except where individuals are required to work during meals, in which case such time should be counted as working time. An example of a staff group this may apply to include Ambulance personnel, although this list is not exhaustive.
10.2 The standard hours may be worked over a 17 week reference period (by mutual agreement), for example 150 hours over four weeks or annualised hours, with due regard for compliance with employment legislation on the Isle of Man.
10.3 Part-time workers including relief staff will suffer no detriment either in terms of pay or pension rights.
10.4 Where the full-time equivalent hours increase under the assimilation to new conditioned hours arrangements as set out in Section 46, part-time and full-time staff have the right to move to a new number of weekly hours that equates to the same proportion of the standard full-time hours as before assimilation (see also Section 11 and Section 46).
A full time employee currently working 36 hours a week will be able to stay on 36 hours following assimilation. However, they will be paid 36/37½ of their spine point and will be considered part time. See Section 11 for Part Time Employees.
A part-time employee currently working 18 hours of a 36 hour week post (0.5 whole time equivalent) will be able to stay on 18 hours a week and receive 18/37½, or they can move to the 0.5 whole time equivalent hours of 18¾ and be paid 18¾/37½ of their spine point.
Further information on the assimilation to these conditioned hours during the transition to the new system is set out in Part 7.