harrybean wrote:If there is a repick of 600 drivers are the ones on night drives ring fenced due to the night allowance they receive.
The repick will be based on assigned allowances first and the length of time that individual has held the allowance given priority. They are not actually ring fenced just that they would hold the highest assigned allowances because of night shift. For example N/S driver( A) has 20 years service and held the N/S allowance for 10 years. driver (B) has 15years service and held the N/S allowance for 15 years. Driver (B) would be first to pick over driver (A) as having held the N/S allowance for 5 years greater which would have a severe impact on his financial situation more than driver (A). From a business sense RM would want to accommodate all their N/S driving staff into N/S duties unless they volunteer to change shifts so that they are not paying unnecessary N/S pay protection to a driver who in the repick are unable to fill a N/S driving duty.