15 August 2011
Snowbound workers should be paid
The Council of Trade Unions says that bad weather is tough on everybody, especially when it interferes with normal operations, but hopefully workers will remain on pay even if they can’t get to work.
Peter Conway, CTU Secretary, said today that when the Police, Transport and Civil Defence agencies are advising people not to travel, it is simply not feasible for workers to make it to work and to then have pay docked is unfair.
In addition many schools are closed, or have closed early, meaning caregivers may have to leave work to pick children up earlier than usual.
Peter Conway said that “Most employers are fair-minded in this situation. But there have been some reports of employers taking a hard line. Also there are some cases where employers will need to work with staff to ensure they can get home safely.”