I am a newb to this so please bear with me.
I work in the NHS and was put in an acting-up role in November 2008. This was detailed in a letter stating it was interim and would be reviewed in six months. The policy is to not have acting up last longer than six months.
The end date came and it was extended by another 6 months, then another 12 and so on and so on until we get to today when it has been extended until March 2012 (again on the letter it states interim and will be reviewed).
My question is are there any rights that an employee would have to a role having been in an acting up role for three years?
To say the instabilty of the possibility of having the wages dropped with one months notice is stressful is an understatement and since the acting up was started my original post has reached the top of the band and so the wages for this will never increase again and yet I have accrued increments for the higher banded post and as this continues to be extended then am gaining more money to lose when it reverts back.
The other issue is that some of the roles of the acting up post will be expected to be carried out still when I revert back to my original banding. I am currently trying to get my original post JD through agenda for change to be banded higher but I am at the appeal stage now so if I am unsuccessful in getting this through to a band 5 then I am literally left with no choice but to look for elsewhere to work as having been paid higher money for similar work I resent working the same duties for less pay and no chance of increments.
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