Exact pay rates requested, health care assistants

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Dear Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland),

Please outline the answer to the following request clearly. Please do not refer me to a link/ graph/ table/ other source. Please do not use the term ' midnight to midnight'. Please do not use the terminology or format ' time plus ...%"

Please provide the information requested in the format that I ask the question in. This is because previous responses from the trust on this have left me no further in my understanding.

Please complete the parts below that are missing. In pounds and pence. If there is more than one rate, please outline what it is , for which hours, in pounds and pence.

WHSCT ,permanent staff, health care assistant.
Night pay rates.

Question one
Monday to Thursday night . 8pm to 8am. Pay rate is :

Question two.
Friday night 8pm to 8am. Pay rate is:

Question three.
Saturday night. 8pm to 8am. Pay rate is:

Question four
Sunday night. 8pm to 8am. Pay rate is:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Joan Corrigan

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Dear Ms. Corrigan

We refer to your information request as detailed below. Please find attached a response from the Western HSC Trust. Our reference number for this request is listed in the subject line of this email and should be quoted in any future communications about this response.

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Dear FOI Request,

Thank you for your detailed answer.

Can you please confirm what I have ascertained from your answer dated 31 Dec; namely , that WHSCT staff (HCAs) are NOT paid a lower rate for the hours between 6am to 8am , as agency workers are.

Many Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

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Dear Ms Corrigan

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Dear FOI Request,

On the contrary. I am not ( as you state ) " asking a question rather than a request. "
I am specifically asking for CLARIFICATION of the response you gave me , which gave an excessive amount of information when I specifically asked for a succinct response with the absence of excessive wording/ roundabout answers. I am entitled to ask for clarification. Please provide clarification & desist from obfuscating.

Yours sincerely,

Joan Corrigan

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Dear Ms Corrigan

Your comment has been noted. As advised, your enquiry has been forwarded to our Finance and HR directorates for their consideration.

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FOI Request, Western Health and Social Care Trust (Northern Ireland)

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Dear Ms Corrigan

We refer to your further enquiry sent to the Trust on 3rd January. Having discussed this with our Human Resources and Finance directorates we can provide the following clarification:

Trust Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are paid in accordance with the Agenda for Change pay structure as outlined in the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

The Trust requires that all Contractors “must ensure that all Agency Worker rates of pay comply with the Agency Workers Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and the Agenda for Change pay structure as outlined in Section 2 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook”. Therefore the Trust has made provision for the enhanced payments as per NHS Terms and Conditions of Service within the Framework terms and conditions in its contract with the Agency.

The Trust would also make you aware that clause 45.10 (see below) from the Framework Scope and Specification document makes clear that matters relating to queries about the pay of Agency Workers is the responsibility of the relevant agency therefore any complaints about your pay should be taken up directly with the agency.

45.10 The Contractor will be responsible for managing queries from Agency Workers in relation to their pay. The Client (i.e. the Trust) will not engage in discussions with Agency Workers in relation to pay or other conditions of their employment.

We trust this provides further clarification on this matter.

Kind Regards

Freedom of Information office
Western Health and Social Care Trust

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