unsocial hours

unsocial hours

A UK term of art for working hours that are outside of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
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The initial salary, dependant on the weekly number of hours worked, ranges from PS20,545 to PS22,823 and includes a 17% unsocial hours payment.
Johann Malawana, the BMA's junior doctor committee chairman, said the increase in basic pay was misleading as it would be "offset by changes to pay for unsocial hours - devaluing the vital work junior doctors do at evenings and weekends.
By taking away extra payments for weekends the doctors who now do the most unsocial hours will be the ones who lose most.
Other proposed contract changes include an extension of so-called standard working hours from 7pm to 10pm, potentially leaving doctors with fewer unsocial hours payments for working evenings, and alterations to pay bands.
While we cannot estimate figures with any accuracy, it seems likely that at least some of these staff would not be prepared to work their current unsocial hours under such circumstances," the pay body said.
Health experts warned that professionals could lose top-up payments for unsocial hours under his seven-day plans.
The dispute is over contractual changes which would require employees to work until 11pm and the removal of extra payment for unsocial hours, Unite regional officer Fazia Hussain-Brown said: "Our intention was to deliver a letter to Dame Margaret highlighting the reasons why the members have had to take industrial action and a plea to ask the management team to use the time on Monday morning meaningfully to sit down and hopefully end the dispute.
Pay reviews found that, despite rule changes in 2008, nursing and care staff failed to receive unsocial hours allowance and holiday pay.
How can he justify accepting such a huge increase when he is trying to implement cuts to our pay, namely unsocial hours payments when sick?
In so doing it has made early and late travel inconvenient (if not impossible) for those who work unsocial hours.
THE PCS public services union has responded angrily to proposals from Amgueddfa Cymru/ National Museum Wales which would see a cut in unsocial hours payments.
Other concessions by YAS include an agreement to review the role of the lower skilled Emergency Care Assistant, a review of rural area cover, a promise to protect unsocial hours payments for members who have lost out due to rota changes, and a commitment to boost training.