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.