The company I worked for was bought out by another company. We went through the TUPE period about 8 months ago and in Sept we were issued with new contracts (I got mine 4 days ago!)
There are a few changes but one of them is the rate of pay for away days. On the current job I am on and will be on I stand to lose £55 a day and £200 when I return travel. Now over a 6 week stint thats £2510
I being told I must sign the contract by Jan 1st even though I have only just got it and everyone else has had months to view it. I have not been allowed to join the compnay pension as I have not signed the contract.
I have also not been given any lieu days for the past 16 weeks work despite the working time directive clearly states that for every 7 days worked the employer has to give the worker 24 hours rest and if this is not possible they must allow these to build up and then give them to the employee at the end of the work. I did 7 weeks and got nothing. I was told as I got the higher rate for working away I gave up the right to the lieu days.
It also states there must be 11 hours between dayshift and nightshift yet I worked both in the same day on my last trip.
Anyone offer any advice? I have said I'm hardly going to sign a contract where I will be paid less then what I am now. So technically where would that leave me on Jan 1st?
I'm still away at the moment but plan on speaking to ACAS when I return but being away its eating away and stressing me out a bit!