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Gwent Police Federation

Blog highlights inspectors’ rights around rest days

11 April 2023

New guidance for the inspecting ranks on their rest days in lieu rights is available through the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).

John Partington, National Board member and learning and development lead, provides the advice in a new blog Understanding rest days in lieu.

It is the latest in a series of blogs in which John takes a look at the 1994 Police Negotiating Board agreement, which changed working conditions for the inspecting ranks.

The blog discusses what being interrupted on a rest day means, what inspectors and chief inspectors should do, and working excessive hours.

It looks at where rest days that are owed to inspectors and chief inspectors should be recorded.

John also blogs about what to do if they have too many rest days in lieu or if they feel their rest day in lieu will be interrupted.

He explores whether those in the inspecting ranks should save their rest days in lieu and use them before they retire. And he looks at financial compensation for working on annual leave days.

John said: “Rest days are there for you to enjoy but we all know that all too often they become interrupted due to the demands of the jobs we do.”

Read the blog Understanding rest days in lieu.