Frequently Asked Questions



 

How much should I be getting paid?

If you are part of your department's emergency duty rota, you should be getting paid 2371 Emergency Duty Allowance on top of the salary for your grade. Press the question mark to view the latest salary scale. N.B. 2006 Whitley figures are calculated and unconfirmed.

How much should I have been getting paid in previous years?

If you were part of your department's on-call rota, you should have been getting paid Emergency Duty Allowance on top of the salary for your grade. Choose the year you want to check

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How much should I have been paid under Whitley for working outside normal working hours?

In 1991, the late clinic fees were replaced by an Unsocial Hours Agreement. This allows for staff to negotiate locally on payment for any extra work, or work performed outwith normal working hours. To see the relevant part of the 1991 Advance Letter, press the question mark.

I am not happy with my Whitley grade. Where will I find the grading definitions and advice on how to proceed with a regrading claim?

Pressing the question mark will show the definitions used for all grades from D upward. Discuss the matter with your local accredited rep, who will advise on how to proceed.

How many days annual leave should I have?

Pressing the question mark will show the annual leave associated with your length of service.

How many hours annual leave should I have?

Pressing the question mark will show the NHS Scotland Annual Leave Policy.

What was my holiday entitlement under Whitley?

Pressing the question mark will show the annual leave associated with your grade and spine point. Bear in mind that this agreement assumed that all staff have an additional entitlement of 10 public holidays. If your trust/board had converted some of those 10 public holidays to annual leave, those days must be added to the figures shown.

What criteria should be taken into account when arranging or changing on-call systems?

Emergency Duty Commitment was introduced in 1986. The Advance Letter specified criteria which it thought should be considered when stting up local schemes. Please note that these criteria were not mandatory. To see the relevant part of the 1986 Advance Letter, press the question mark.

What protection have I got if my department is reorganised?

All types of organisational change in NHSSotland are covered by the Organisational Change Policy. Under it, there are no compulsory redundancies and staff have lifetime protection of their terms and conditions. Click on the question mark to see the document.

 

If you have any further queries on any of these points, speak to the accredited rep for your department, or if they cannot help, to Colin Rodden.

 

 

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