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MonkeH

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Retained firefighter - time off
« on: 03-05-19, 04:51PM »
Hi all, I'm a retained firefighter and want to confirm whether I should be paid or not if I've been called out for emergencies before my start time and it's ran into part of my shift. Also if I've been allowed to be available during my Tesco shift and been called out, do I get paid or not for emergency response?

I had a look over some of the policies but cannot find a definitive answer. It seems a bit of a grey area.

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Re: Retained firefighter - time off
« Reply #1 on: 03-05-19, 05:42PM »
The policy can be found by following this link via OurTesco.

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Re: Retained firefighter - time off
« Reply #2 on: 03-05-19, 05:45PM »
If you are a retained fire-fighter you may have five days per year (pro-rata) to carry out your duties. The time off is unpaid as the fire service pay you for your time (unless there is a shortfall with your normal pay, when we will top up your pay).

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Re: Retained firefighter - time off
« Reply #3 on: 05-05-19, 08:59PM »
I was retained and tesco let me go to call outs no questions asked, I had to work the time back I was away for.

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Re: Retained firefighter - time off
« Reply #4 on: 15-05-19, 02:59PM »
Thanks all, just wanted to be sure