Hospital Salaried Officers - Clarification of On-call, Recall and Travel Allowance Provisions

Applicable to: WA Health

Clarification of HSU Agreement 2008 - Clause 15 On-call, Recall and Travel Allowances

Hospital Salaried Officers - Clarification of On-call, Recall and Travel Allowance Provisions

This circular clarifies the application of the Clause 15, Overtime of the Health Services Union – WA Health – State Industrial Agreement 2008 and specifically the application of clauses 15.14 and 15.9(d), relating to the On-call and Recall and related Travel Allowance provisions.

The Industrial Agreement requires that on call, recall and related travel allowances arrangements are administered consistent with the following;

  • “recall to duty” means a call back to duty initiated post normal hours or post any continuation of ordinary hours compensated by overtime, that requires the employee who has left the workplace to return to the workplace. This is the case regardless of where the employee is located at the time of the call.
  • an employee who uses their own vehicle to return to work is entitled to claim reimbursement of costs in accordance with Clause 30 Motor Vehicle Allowance for the actual kilometres travelled in returning to work and if applicable, on completion of the call out, back to their residence or the location from which embarked.
  • irrespective of whether a person is rostered on-call commencing from the end of a rostered shift, work which commences prior to the end of the shift and continues after the end of the shift is compensated by continuous duty overtime and is not a recall event.

Marshall Warner
DIRECTOR
HEALTH INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SERVICE

Date of effect: 01 May 2010 to 01 July 2017

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