Monday, February 22, 2016

UNISON victory on holiday pay - implications for branches

Today's news about the positive result secured by UNISON in the case of Lock -v- British Gas may have positive implications beyond the case of those like Mr Lock, a salesman, who earned commission (which was not, but will now have to be, taken into account in calculating his holiday pay).

This judgement could also benefit other workers who routinely receive payments for overtime, for example, but are paid only basic pay for annual leave. Whilst many of us will have this covered in negotiated conditions of service with our main employers (although we should check) - many of our private sector members in the fragmented public service workforce could stand to benefit.

Which means we need to work out how to identify, and resource, possible cases.

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