Today the independent Police Arbitration Tribunal (PAT) ruled in favour of the Staff Side (employee) of the Police Negotiating Board and not the Official Side (employer) that an on-call allowance should be payable to UK police officers.
The exact wording of the PAT award is:
The Tribunal is persuaded that an on-call allowance, determined at national level, should be introduced. The details as to the form of nationally determined recompense such as the level or levels, conditions, date of introduction, and any PNB framework of principles or guidance for the operation of on-call, are to be subject to negotiation between the Sides.
Civil Nuclear Police Federation.
Chairman - Mr. Mark Nelson
Chief Exec. - Mr. Nigel Dennis