A 2D 2N rota is written into our contracts , however it does stipulate "Dependant on the exigencies of the service" basically we can be put wherever, whenever staff are needed. This goes beyond that as we have a full compliment of staff , with very equals skills and he has stated that he's more than happy with the performance of "ALL OF HIS STAFF"
We all know what patterns we will be moving to, however he wants to have these moves in place by July 15th. Which is nowhere near adequate time to try and re-jig childcare, commitments already paid for etc. He has said he will honour holidays already booked but in my case my wife sometimes works away, this new pattern would put me on night shifts when she's away overnight. All my wife's conferences where booked around me being on my present shift.
16yrs on my current pattern . This number of people has never been done before ,not even in cases of misconduct. As I said earlier he says he's more than happy with the way the station is operating. This isn't happening on every fire station , just mine !
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