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Working Time Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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38.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations, the holding, otherwise than under a contract of employment, of the office of constable shall be treated as employment, under a worker’s contract, by the relevant officer.

(2) Any matter relating to the employment of a worker which may be provided for for the purposes of these Regulations in a workforce agreement may be provided for for the same purposes in relation to the service of a person holding the office of constable by an agreement between the relevant officer and the central committee.

(3) In this regulation–

“the central committee” means the committee constituted in accordance with regulation 14 of the Police Association for Northern Ireland Regulations 1991(1); and

“the relevant officer” means–


in relation to a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary or the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve, the chief constable;


in relation to a person holding office under section 9(1)(b) of the Police Act 1997(2) (police members of the National Criminal Intelligence Service), the Director General of the National Criminal Intelligence Service; and


in relation to any other person holding the office of constable, the person who has the direction and control of the body of constables in question.

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