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[*] Post 509550 posted on 3-10-2017 at 17:32 Reply With Quote
Employment rights

I got a new job recently and now manage more people than I used to including "assistants". These assistants are paid - about a third of a teacher's salary - for less than 28 hours a week. I have been astounded to find out that some have been expected by their managers to work a 6 and a half hour day some days without a single break.

Honest to goodness. "We're on a trip, so it's fun!" Well actually not that much fun if you can't even get the privacy to go to the toilet or eat a snack unobserved by the pupils. I'm annoyed that those that earn 3 times as much have had so little thought for the people who work alongside them.
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[*] Post 509551 posted on 3-10-2017 at 19:07 Reply With Quote

If your day is over 6 hours you must have a break at some point. It doesn't have to be an hour but it has to be meaningful.

But I'm with you on the "little thought" thing.

A worker is entitled to an uninterrupted break of 20 minutes when daily working time is more than six hours. It should be a break in working time and should not be taken either at the start, or at the end, of a working day.
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[*] Post 509554 posted on 4-10-2017 at 03:17 Reply With Quote

Time was when the unions were able to do something about it. These days?
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