What’s my entitlement if I receive telephone calls received whilst at home on rest day, or after tour of duty?
Contrary to popular belief, there is no provision of entitlement to four hours’ payment (suitably enhanced) for receiving a telephone call at
home though this may be arguable if the telephone call is of significant duration.
If, however, a call is received and as a result of that call you are required or instructed to go somewhere, or perform duty, then the view is that this may well be a recall to duty and be eligible for the appropriate amount of compensation.
Answering the telephone does not constitute a recall to duty, UNLESS the Officer is already “On-Call” and in receipt of on-call allowance.