6.1 The standard working week for full time employees is 37 hours
(36 in London). This may be calculated over a period other than
a week in accordance with the provisions of Part 3.
6.2 Employees who are required to work non-standard patterns of
work shall be compensated in accordance with the provisions of
Section 2 of Part 3.
6.3 Variations to the established working week or patterns of work
will be reasonable and subject to adequate notice.
6.4 Working arrangements will comply with relevant Health and
Safety legislation, including the European working time
directive and its associated UK legislation.
7.1 Public Holidays
Employees shall, irrespective of length of service, be entitled to
a holiday with a normal day’s pay for each of the statutory,
general and public holidays as they occur.
7.2 Annual Leave
The minimum paid annual leave entitlement is twenty days with
a further five days after five years of continuous service. The
entitlement as expressed applies to five day working patterns.
For alternative working patterns an equivalent leave
entitlement should be calculated.
7.3 The annual leave entitlement of employees leaving or joining
an authority is proportionate to their completed service during
the leave year.
7.4 Extra Statutory Holidays
Employees shall have an entitlement to two extra statutory days
holiday, the timing of which shall be determined by the
authority in consultation with the recognised Trade Unions with
a view to reaching agreement, or added to annual leave by local