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Part-time workers: local authority

This item is part of Part-time workers

Consultant author: Laurie Anstis


  • The Green Book prescribes that the pay and conditions of service applied to part-time employees in local authorities should be pro rata those of comparable full-time employees in the same authority. (See Green Book provisions)
  • It has been found that retained fire-fighters could be employed on "the same or broadly similar work" as whole-time fire-fighters. (See What constitutes a comparable full-time employee?)
  • As job-share arrangements involve staff working part time, there are a number of implications for local authorities to consider. (See Job-sharing)
  • The majority of part-time employees in local government are female so authorities need to take care not to breach sex discrimination legislation. (See Discrimination against part-time staff on grounds of sex)