09 Apr 2019, 17:15
Now having re read this agreement I am not sure I was correct.
Certainly for assault the full rate of sick pay will extend beyond 6 months.
For an injury the language is so dense it is incomprehensible.
An employee who incurs sick absence directly due to injuries received in
robberies or attempted robberies on Royal Mail Group, or from a bomb attack or
assault on duty with no fault by the employee, will be allowed sick pay at the same
rates as above, except that full rate sick pay will be provided should the spell of
absence extend beyond six months (26 weeks). The entire period of such an
absence will be ignored when applying the maximum limits on sick pay across any
period of four years.
An employee who incurs sick absence directly due to an industrial injury
sustained, or to a prescribed industrial disease contracted, at work on or after 1
January 1979 will be allowed sick pay at the same rates as above. However
during the first six months (26 weeks) of any such absence the overall limits on
sick pay across four years will not apply. The first six months (26 weeks) of any
such absence will also be ignored when applying these maximum limits on sick
pay across any period of four years. Any continued absence beyond six months
will be paid according to personal entitlement and reckoned normally.
The business reserves the right to satisfy itself on the advice of its medical
advisers that absences are properly and directly attributable to injury sustained or
disease contracted at work. The allowance of full rate sick pay is subject to all of
the following conditions:
The injury or disease must not be due to the employee's own serious and
culpable negligence or misconduct
The injury or disease must be accepted by the DWP (Department of Work &
Pensions, formerly the DSS) as being due to an industrial accident, or
classified as an industrial disease
Employees must comply with the general conditions for sick pay set out above