Had my hours reduced, is leaving really the only option?

So my employer had a bit of a thing going probably to reduce holiday leave from 28 to 21 days.  Basically work Mon - Thursday, Friday classed as overtime, you can come in if you want.  

When I started last October, I said I didn’t want this, I want full time Mon-Fri.  This was agreed. 

Start of year works quiet he has stopped Friday work all together, also want to put me on this Friday overtime setup as he can’t guarantee full time Friday work.  

Apart from the not being able to afford to be off Friday the entire reason I did not want this is less holidays.

So not sure how to handle this, should I mention to the employer I’ll have to start looking elsewhere?

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  • jackieblack
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    22.4 days for a 4 day working week is the equivalent of 28 days for a 5 day working week and is the statutory leave entitlement, so 21 days would be less than the legal minimum.
    https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/calculate-leave-entitlement

    Your employer could make you take every Friday off as a day’s annual leave, provided they gave you the right amount of notice (two days' notice for every day they want you to take).
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    edited 25 January at 7:12AM
    22.4 days for a 4 day working week is the equivalent of 28 days for a 5 day working week and is the statutory leave entitlement, so 21 days would be less than the legal minimum.
    https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/calculate-leave-entitlement

    Your employer could make you take every Friday off as a day’s annual leave, provided they gave you the right amount of notice (two days' notice for every day they want you to take).
    Well 22.4 then, either way it’s basically 6 days less leave.  It’s was the number 1 thing I wanted sorted before I took the job.  I’ve no interest in having Fridays off.
  • I think you accrue holiday from overtime.

    I’m not sure you can force your employer to give you more hours. What is on your contract?
  • n1guy
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    I think you accrue holiday from overtime.

    I’m not sure you can force your employer to give you more hours. What is on your contract?
    Never got one. It was verbal
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    n1guy said:
    I think you accrue holiday from overtime.

    I’m not sure you can force your employer to give you more hours. What is on your contract?
    Never got one. It was verbal
    Well you still have a contract but obviously it is harder to prove what was agreed if it is not written down. Job advertisement, letters, emails etc ?

    How long have you been employed? If less than two years you have very few rights as they could simply give you notice if you don't agree to the proposed change. Even if more than two years it is still very easy for an employer to make such changes citing "business / economic" reasons etc
  • Savvy_Sue
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    The thing is, you may have fewer holidays, but you also have fewer days on which you need to take one. If you want a week's leave, you book 4 days. If you want a Friday for a weekend away, you book none. 
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