Paid holidays from work


Reefsmoka

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Hey all, just a quickie

I work 6 days a week (7am-4:30pm mon-fri, 7am-11:30am sat) i only work 4 1/2 hours saturday and its basic pay, not time and a half or quarter just standard week day pay. When I book time off work and book a saturday off they take a whole days holiday off me but i only get paid for half a day. Is this legal? ive been looking on the direct.gov site and acas but i cant find anything about it, does anyone know?
 
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What does your contract say?
 
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Being a retired union steward you must read your contract as V_R rightly said also you need to read your contract before you sign it and query any points you do not understand. How many hours do you work per week? As the European Working Time Directive in the UK only allows you to work a max of 47hr week unless you signed out of it. I would recommend that you go to the CAB for advice as they have specialists on employment law if you are not in a union and get advice. If you area member of a union consult your local steward. It sounds like you work in a retail outlet of some kind and they do on occasion forget about employment law especially the smaller companies. Also for your information under EU Working Time Directive every employee is entitled to at least 2 days rest per fortnight.

P.S Do you get for breaks during the working day and which ones do you not get get paid for
 
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Looks like you work a 49 1/2 hours a week if you take a 1/2 hr per day unpaid lunch break which takes over the permitted hours ruling by the European Working Time Directive. You must check your contract to find out what your contracted hours are, but I believe you could be looking at illegal deduction of wages. BUT CONSULT CAB OR YOUR STEWARD before you say or do ANYTHING to your employer or manager as work is at a premimum at the moment and you do not want to lose your job do you.
 
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Generally speaking ever since 7 day shopping was introduced extra time for weeekends pretty much got abolished.

I don't know for sure but your working conditions will apply - as V_R and Mr Boot said - on your contract.

If you've got the hump about that, it all goes back to Thatcher, actually, she pretty much rewrote the rule book.
 
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cheers dudes, i'll have a look at the contract see whats what, i cant really moan as they pay me extra for any hours i work over 44hours
 

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