03 May 2019, 06:25
02 Aug 2019, 17:48
02 Aug 2019, 18:34
Lockardian wrote:Yesterday, staff on a late shift were briefed and told they should have been getting the same breaks as Royal Mail and from now on this would happen. The break allowance is 20 mins for a 3hr shift and 30 mins for a 4hr shift.
02 Aug 2019, 18:45
SpacePhoenix wrote:Lockardian wrote:Yesterday, staff on a late shift were briefed and told they should have been getting the same breaks as Royal Mail and from now on this would happen. The break allowance is 20 mins for a 3hr shift and 30 mins for a 4hr shift.
For a 3hr shift it's a 10min break and a 4hr shift it's 20mins
02 Aug 2019, 18:48
Lockardian wrote:However, the manager who was allocating breaks did not approach us and when I asked, I was told to leave early rather than take the break. Not a big deal on a short shift but it caused confusion as the staff on duty were doing different length shifts. When it came to 30 minutes before the end of the shift it was my time to leave (having not had a 30 minute break) but others who were due to leave stayed behind, worried it would look bad if they left while there was work outstanding. This left me feeling uncomfortable leaving the floor, but I felt that staying behind (unpaid) defeated the whole point after having worked so hard to get the break entitlement we were due. I’m concerned that having to take the break at the end of the shift will lead to managers saying “just do this before you go” or staff feeling obliged to stay behind anyway.
I’ve yet to work a longer shift or nightshift so I don’t know what will happen there regarding breaks or early finishes in lieu of breaks.
To be honest I found it so frustrating that many Angard staff seemed to have no idea what their break entitlement was (even after the briefing) and didn’t seem bothered that they hadn’t been given one. Only those who asked are told they could leave early which made it look like the ones who left early (ie. took their break) were “skiving” or similar!
12 Aug 2019, 08:38
12 Aug 2019, 09:02
17 Nov 2019, 12:31
17 Nov 2019, 14:58
Lockardian wrote:Once again, our breaks are being allocated differently to Royal Mail staff. On a 7.5 and 8hr shifts, the RM guys get a full hour but Angard are only allowed 40 minutes. The reason given is that the RM staff receive an additional
“grace break”. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Is this “legal” and the correct interpretation of the policy?
18 Nov 2019, 09:22
After passing the 12-week qualifying period, they have a right to start getting the same working patterns and rest periods as staff directly employed by the hiring organisation, including any entitlement to longer lunch breaks or extra breaks.
18 Nov 2019, 11:41