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Discussion in 'Employment & HR' started by GafBoy, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. GafBoy

    GafBoy UKBF Newcomer

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    Hi,

    I work for quiet a large company & need some advice with a matter.

    I work on the night shift 10PM - 6AM, Five nights a week.

    Part of the pay is an unsociable hours allowance.

    For the last 2 years some of my colleagues have changed there hours to 6PM - 6AM, Three nights a week.

    But as they've not had there employment contracts changed they're still getting paid the same night shift allowance as me which is considerably more as I work five nights a week.

    I can understand this may sound like sour grapes but I feel it's unfair as there getting paid extra for nothing whilst I have to work for it.

    I want to know whether if the company is doing anything illegal or ethical by deliberately allowing this to happen?

    Thank You In Advance People.
     
    Posted: Aug 26, 2013 By: GafBoy Member since: Aug 12, 2012
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  2. StevensOnln1

    StevensOnln1 UKBF Legend

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    Does your employment contract define what are classed as unsociable hours?

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    Posted: Aug 26, 2013 By: StevensOnln1 Member since: Dec 10, 2011
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  3. GafBoy

    GafBoy UKBF Newcomer

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    It's not in the employment contract to the best of my knowledge. But it's in the companies policies.
     
    Posted: Aug 26, 2013 By: GafBoy Member since: Aug 12, 2012
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  4. StevensOnln1

    StevensOnln1 UKBF Legend

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    Again, are unsociable hours actually defined in writing anywhere? If they're not written down somewhere, presumably the company can interpret them however they like.
     
    Posted: Aug 26, 2013 By: StevensOnln1 Member since: Dec 10, 2011
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  5. fisicx

    fisicx Moderator
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    Have you actually spoken to your boss about this? Ask him about the defined unsocable hours and where the policy is written down.

    Or just change your hours to the same as them and the problem resolves itself.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2013 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. Paul Norman

    Paul Norman UKBF Legend

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    I have a top tip for having more fun in your life.

    Forget fair.

    You have not been treated illegally, neither has your contract been changed, nor have you suffered any loss of income, nor worsening of conditions.

    What the guy on the next shift earns is between him and the boss.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2013 By: Paul Norman Member since: Apr 8, 2010
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  7. eldirect

    eldirect UKBF Newcomer

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    Sounds like time to speak to your manager about negotiating a better deal. What individual employees get paid is rarely another's business and though you might not like it i'm not sure there is anything illegal about paying people differently unless it is specifically mentioned in a contract.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2013 By: eldirect Member since: Jun 19, 2013
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