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india wrote: »
I work for a charity commisioned by the local authority to provide services.
I am a single parent and I am having problems with my child that will now have to attend a different school 2 days a week. I have no choice in this but I will have to reduce my working hours by 5 hours on those 2 days but have offered to make up the hours on the other 3 days as I normally finish at 3 I could work till 4.30/5. (so still in working hours)
My workplace have refused. We are being threatned with redundancyies and i think they'd prefer me to leave know so they dont have to pay me redundancy pay.
Can they leagally say no. knowing no one else can take my child to school and he legally has to go?
Thanks in advance
MsBooty wrote: »
I work for the NHS and the Trust I work for are going through yet another restructure
We have been informed about the MAR (Mutually Agreed Resignation) scheme and I am contemplating this. However we have a deadline of the end of the year for applications and I do not think that I will find suitable/alternative employment within this short period.
Therefore I need to know whether I would be entitled to any benefits or is the MAR scheme classed the same as voluntary redundancy/resignation where you are not entitled to benefit for 6 months? Also if my application was accepted, would I have to work my notice of 4 weeks?
thanks in advance for any advise/help(previously posted in the wrong place)
animalhouse wrote: »
Length of shifts - from 24 hours to 28 hrs Can you advise please. I work in a care home and the shift pattern has always been 7.5 hours, starting at 7.00 am or 2 pm, or a 24 hr shift (once a week), 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm, sleep on site, then 7 am to 3 pm.
We have a new manager who has changed the shift pattern to 3 pm to 10 pm, sleep on site, then 7.00 am until 7 pm. We do not get a break during the shift.
These 28 hours shifts are shattering - you don't sleep properly because you have to get up and see to clients' needs during the night - sometimes once, sometimes several times during the night. If the people we look after didn't need help during the night they wouldn't be funded for a sleep on site, so it isn't occasional, but regular.
Also, on occasion, if for example, clients are taken out for the day by family at short or no notice, our manager will send one of us home and we then have to make up the hours at a later date, for example a day off will have to be cancelled to make up 3 lots of 2.5 hr 'send-homes'.
Several of us on the team have said that we struggle with the new shifts and the 'send-home', but our manager has said that our organisation has opted out of the EU directive about working hours and that changes to shifts while on shift are necessary as our work is not about us but the needs of the organisation. With regard to the change in shift patterns she has said that if we don't like it we should leave.
I have two queries:
Can we legally be expected to work these hours - especially given that we do not get a break either side of the "sleep"?
Can our manager just change our shift pattern without a 'change in working practice' consultation?
Can we be sent home at a moment's notice and have to work the missed hours later? (it's playing merry hell with my childcare, not to mention my work/life balance - currently nonexistent).
wheelie99 wrote: »
Hi there, I wonder if you can help please.
I have been at my current company for over 10 years with a company car and reasonable private fuel as stated in my contract. They have always allowed me to have the fuel for the 70 mile round trip, 5 days a week, plus any extra that I use privately.
They are now saying that my fuel card is being taken away and they will give me a salary increase of £2000 for private fuel. After tax etc I will receive £1000. Each year just travelling to and from the office I spend approx £3500 on fuel which means that I would need approx £7000 (less about £500 that I will save i tax) just to cover costs.
Can they do this as they have been accepting my reasonable mileage for the last 10 years?
Thanks very much.
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