Supermarket giant Asda has been accused of threatening to reduce sick pay
to "punish" staff who haven't signed a controversial new employment contract.
The suggested changes would see Britains lowest paid employees become eligible for Statutory Sick Pay
for the first time, with small businesses potentially being offered a sick pay
rebate for effectively managing employees on sick leave and helping them back into work.
THE lowest paid workers in the UK could receive more help from the government if they're too ill to work with changes to statutory sick pay
Currently statutory sick pay
is only available to those listed as employees earning an average of PS118 a week, equivalent to working 14 hours on the adult minimum wage.
The UK's 2million low-paid workers could qualify for sick pay
for the first time, the government claims today as it launches plans to overhaul the system.
The proposed measures include lowering the eligibility threshold for sick pay
as well as offering small businesses who help employees return to work a rebate.
Byline: Today Joe Michna, manager, Citizens Advice Hartlepool, discusses statutory sick pay
The commercial reality is that this issue of redesignating holiday leave as sick leave really only arises where employees receive more generous contractual sick pay
than statutory sick pay
Day one rights for holiday and sick pay
entitlements and a new right to a pay slip.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said inferior conditions were being imposed on staff as well as changes to working conditions and sick pay
. The ballot comes days after it was announced that the East Coast rail franchise will end three years early, in 2020, at a potential huge cost to taxpayers.
We're also pleased to see calls for better sick pay
The first charge alleges he submitted medical certificates saying he was unfit to work in September 2012 but was undertaking private paid work while also receiving sick pay
from the Trust.