Railway Safety Act 2005

Transfer of staff from Minister to Commission.

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16.—(1) The Minister—

( a) shall designate his or her officers recruited specifically for transfer to the Commission, and

( b) may designate such and so many of his or her officers who are Railway Inspecting Officers,

to be transferred to the Commission.

(2) An officer of the Minister designated under subsection (1) shall be transferred to and become a member of the staff of the Commission on the establishment day.

(3) Save in accordance with a collective agreement negotiated with any recognised trade unions and staff associations concerned, an officer of the Minister transferred to the staff of the Commission under subsection (2) shall not, while he or she is in the service of the Commission, receive a lesser scale of pay or be made subject to less beneficial terms and conditions of service (including those relating to tenure of office) than the scale of pay to which he or she was entitled or the terms and conditions of service (including those relating to tenure of office) to which he or she was subject immediately before his or her transfer.

(4) In relation to persons transferred in accordance with subsection (2) to the staff of the Commission, previous service in the Civil Service shall be reckonable for the purposes of, but subject to any exceptions or exclusions in—

( a) the Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2003,

( b) the Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2001,

( c) the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2001,

( d) the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994,

( e) the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997, and

( f) the Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act 1991 .