I have been working the same hours (evenings and daytime) delivering fitness classes in the studio for 15 years+ and i still do not have a contract of employment!
The Studio is apparently having a refit/work done in two weeks time. Myself and my fellow instructors have just received an email stating that we will have to take these hours as holiday because the studio is not available due to the works being completed.
I have been told i have to take my three hours that are effected as holiday, otherwise i will not be paid.
You have not considered the fact that i do not have a contract of employment, and that the hours i work are none standard hours (evenings). I work the hours i do because they fit around my children's school hours and on a number of previous occasions when work has been completed my hours have been paid as normal.
i thought that with no terms and conditions and or a contract of employment the company were breaking employment law and therefore could not enforce any 'working time regulations 1998' criteria....