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Ambulance workers in four counties will receive backdated holiday pay after a victorious claim for "overrun" payments.
The South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), which covers Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, has agreed to a claim made by Unison that employees’ holiday pay should include payment for the regular occasions when crews need to attend a patient after their shift has ended.
Unison said: “These are incidents of involuntary overtime worked by ambulance crews who attend a patient just before the end of their shift. The crews cannot simply walk away when their shift finishes and so end up working extra hours.”
SCAS has agreed that the amount of pay ambulance staff receive when they are on holiday will now include a calculation based upon any time regularly worked as "overruns".
The payments will be backdated to last April, and the way in which the payments will be worked out is yet to be confirmed.
This is the latest in a series of holiday pay claims to be settled outside of a tribunal setting, following the recent decisions in the cases of Lock vs British Gas Ltd and