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12 hour shift but 9 hour holidays

littlewoman

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It seems that my company's policy is to only give people 9 hours pay when they take a holiday, despite us working 12 hour shifts.
Now I can understand this sort of thing when you work 3 x 12 hour shifts in a week, as they are just averaging the hours over a normal working week. However, I don't really think its on when people are working 48 plus hours as standard.

Does anyone know what the law is on this?
 

alamarahsoldier

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The same happened with one of my old companies I worked for. They said the 3 hours we lost was for unpaid breaks, even though no one ever received that amount of breaks.

I would be interested to find out as well.


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JHD

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It seems that my company's policy is to only give people 9 hours pay when they take a holiday, despite us working 12 hour shifts.
Now I can understand this sort of thing when you work 3 x 12 hour shifts in a week, as they are just averaging the hours over a normal working week. However, I don't really think its on when people are working 48 plus hours as standard.

Does anyone know what the law is on this?
Hi Littlewoman

You may find this link useful:-

https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/holiday-pay-the-basics

Regards

JHD
 
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