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Contracts of employment: Status of overtime work in calculation of pensionable pay

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    London Borough of Newham v Skingle [2003] IRLR 359 CA (0 other reports)

Key Points

  • In London Borough of Newham v Skingle [2003] IRLR 359, the Court of Appeal holds that a site supervisor responsible for the maintenance and security of school premises was obliged by his contract of employment to work overtime, save in so far as he made proper arrangements for someone else to do it.
  • While he had discretion to arrange for someone else to undertake the "out-of-hours" duties, it would nonetheless be unrealistic to suppose that his terms of employment would entitle him to refuse to attend to a burst pipe, or to investigate why a burglar alarm had gone off, if he was called upon in the middle of the night to do so.