Will Butlins Ruling affect HMForces

F169

War Hero
From the BBC website, I wonder if it could have implications for Jack living in Barracks?..........

Thousands of ex-holiday camp workers in the UK are in line to receive back-pay totalling about £1m because they had to pay for their own electricity.
Revenue and Customs found some workers at Butlins and Haven holiday camps were charged for gas and electricity when living on site between 2004 and 2005. In a landmark ruling, the Court of Appeal said that meant workers had received less than the minimum wage.

'Wider implications'

Up to 10,000 workers could receive back-pay as a result of the judgement. The case was brought by Revenue and Customs with the support of the GMB union.

It was found that seasonal workers, such as bar staff and receptionists, were each charged £6 a fortnight for gas and electricity when they lived on site between 2004 and 2005. Because they were low paid, the deduction meant they got less than the minimum wage and this breached regulations, it was ruled.

Revenue and Customs said the ruling would have wider implications for all workers in similar circumstances.
 
JunglyDaz said:
As we are paid 24/7, 365 then most of us probably are on minimum wage!! :lol:

Perhaps you should go on an hourly rate then the people in hot and sandy places and at sea would earn good money and them having Long Week Ends Friday lunch to Monday lunch or being the new version of Barrack Stanchions would earn less. That would a-line you closer to the real world and cover the deployment dodgers.

Nutty
 

jungle_jim

Lantern Swinger
i think you will find also that many Barrack Stanchions as you put them, do work long hours also. i know that some so called day workers are still at their "front line dodging posts" till 7-8 PM on many occasions, ensuring thet the guys and girls on the front line are best supported. try looking at what is going on around you and not just in your little world
 

slim

War Hero
jungle_jim said:
i think you will find also that many Barrack Stanchions as you put them, do work long hours also. i know that some so called day workers are still at their "front line dodging posts" till 7-8 PM on many occasions, ensuring thet the guys and girls on the front line are best supported. try looking at what is going on around you and not just in your little world

Come on Jungle_Jim.
Please now go and check that your nose isn't growing. fancy equating front line service to a shore job :smile:
 

mikh

MIA
slim said:
Come on Jungle_Jim.
Please now go and check that your nose isn't growing. fancy equating front line service to a shore job :smile:

Slim I don't think J_J was equating shore and sea service, just the hours that were put in. I served on 2 ships where I was blue card, and quite often put long hours in, in my last draft shore side I regularly worked 8am 7/8pm (knocking off time was supposed to be 5pm) plus 1 in 4 duty watch (later reduced to 1 in 6) so I did put more hours in when ashore.
 

slim

War Hero
Agreed there can be occasions when long working hours are expected shoresides, but these are the exception not the norm.
Though I was a wafoo so we knew how to organise our working routines. 24 about worked fine on most shore squadrons, days normally meant days. At Portland the Lynx flights used the 815 duty tractor driver who was on the 24 about routine.
 
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