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    • Su70
    • By Su70 15th Jul 17, 8:26 PM
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    hours owed to me by employer
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    hours owed to me by employer 15th Jul 17 at 8:26 PM
    I work in a factory and got my new contract may 2016, in my contract it said i would be working 50hrs a week on nights for 8 weeks and then i would swap to days working 35.58hrs and that was my shift pattern. But this didnt happen, i have worked nights every week for a whole year. i have took up with HR about the fact that i have worked an extra 14hrs a week for 6months unpaid. This was in february and they have dragged it out. They did pay me holidays that i was entitled to working 50hrs all year and i accepted that but as i say they are dragging their feet. Any ideas out there to what i should do next?
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    • sangie595
    • By sangie595 15th Jul 17, 9:02 PM
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    I work in a factory and got my new contract may 2016, in my contract it said i would be working 50hrs a week on nights for 8 weeks and then i would swap to days working 35.58hrs and that was my shift pattern. But this didnt happen, i have worked nights every week for a whole year. i have took up with HR about the fact that i have worked an extra 14hrs a week for 6months unpaid. This was in february and they have dragged it out. They did pay me holidays that i was entitled to working 50hrs all year and i accepted that but as i say they are dragging their feet. Any ideas out there to what i should do next?
    Originally posted by Su70
    Sorry but you have done these shifts every week for a year, and it took ten months to complain? After ten months, legally, these are your hours! I am not sure what you think they must do? What do you mean by "dragging their feet"? Because right now I don't see that they have to do anything.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 15th Jul 17, 10:52 PM
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    i have worked an extra 14hrs a week for 6months unpaid. . . . They did pay me holidays that i was entitled to working 50hrs all year and i accepted that
    So did they pay you for holidays instead of hours ; or is something else still missing ?
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    • By Savvy_Sue 16th Jul 17, 1:32 AM
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    If they are paying you for 35.8 hours pw instead of for 50 hours pw, does that take you below NMW?

    You mention a shift pattern: was the expectation that you would work 50 hours some weeks and 35.8 hours in others? And if that's correct, are you supposed to be on an hourly rate, and paid different amounts depending on the number of hours you have worked? Or are you salaried, with payment NOT varying through the year?
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