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I work for severn Trent water as a meter reader!..we work an

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Hi, I work for severn Trent water as a meter reader!..we work an odd system! working 8.9 hrs a day but only paid for 7.4 hrs a day!...then we take time off in march and sept for the hrs we don't get paid for in Lieu!...we get 185 hrs a year annual leave which has always been calculated 185 divide by 7.4 =25 days leave! we are being told that as we work 8.9 hrs a day though as I say we only get paid for 7.4 a day they will be calculating our leave 185 hrs divide by 8.9 hrs so we will loose 4 days per year leave!..though 1.5hrs per day is taken time in Lieu!...they are going to amend our contracts to this affect. Seems wrong, but can they do that? Also the same grade of workers in other Depts get paid overtime as time and a half!...is tis not in equivalent?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

How long have you been working for them and has this been the way your anual leave has been worked out since you began?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi Ben 4 1/2 years, always been the same!
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

Hi there and thank you for your response. I will review the relevant information and laws and will get back to you at the earliest opportunity. There is no need to wait here as you will receive an email when I have responded. Also, please do not responded to this message as it will just push your question to the back of the queue and you may experience unnecessary delays. Thank you.

Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

Just to check are you getting paid for the time you take in lieu?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
we work 8.9hrs but get paid for 7.4 hrs, ..the 1.5 hrs overtime per day gets paid in lieu time we take in march and sept
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I could provide you with a copy of my contract?
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

If you could please that would be helpful

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Will send after work!
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The contract says March and Sept are rest periods but that is time in lieu and is payed for by us working 1.5 hrs extra every day. So every month we only take home the pay for 7.4 hrs..but they are calculating our leave on 8.9
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 9 months ago.

Hi there, I am very sorry I have been called away on a family mater and will not be available for the next few days at least. I will open this question up to all other experts to see if anyone else can help. Please do not reply in the meantime as it will just assign it back to me and you will experience a delay. Thank you

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Hello,
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
that's ok
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 8 months ago.
Hello,
We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.
Thank you for your patience,
Nicola
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 8 months ago.
Hello,
I apologise as we have not yet been able to find a Professional to assist you. Do you wish for me to continue to search for someone to assist you or would you like for us to close your question at this time?
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 8 months ago.
Hello,
Which would you like me to do?
Thank you,
Nicola