Personal protection for new employees
Where the duties of a whole grade disappear and are merged with a lower grade, employees on the higher (former) grade will be afforded personal protection under the provisions of the Agreement which provides for the restructuring of the scales. Pay Protection does not apply to downgrading for capability or disciplinary reasons.
If, following a review of the grading of the duties of any post it is found that the post should be regraded, and this results in a lower salary maximum, or are redeployed to a lower grade, the employee will be eligible for personal protection. Personal protection enables the employee to retain the existing salary scale / spine points for the former grade (at the rate applicable at the time of the regrading), which will be afforded for a period of 3 years from the date that the regrading comes into effect.