What are variable shift arrangements?
Variable shift arrangements (VSAs) must provide for hours of duty equivalent to those of a member with a normal daily period of duty of eight hours and who receives a day's leave on each public holiday and two rest days per week.

A chief officer may announce that s/he intends to bring into operation variable shift arrangements for all, or a group of, constables and sergeants.

Before making the announcement the chief officer must consult the Branch Board and the members affected, allowing them at least 30 days to make representations and must take into account the likely effects of the new arrangements on their personal circumstances. The chief officer may only bring the arrangements into operation at least 30 days after his/her announcement.
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