National Living Wage
for workers aged 25 or over it will be £7.20 an hour
Aged 21 and over £6.95
Aged 18 – 21 £5.55
Aged 16 – 17 £4.00
Minimum Holiday Entitlement
From 1 April 2009 the holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks (28 days if you work a five day week)
UK workers are caught up in the turmoil of the free market and global competitiveness. Employers, particularly in the telecom industry, are cutting staffing levels to the bone and redundancies are being announced on a daily basis.
In recognised companies, the union is always there in the workplace. It is much harder for union members in non-recognised companies. In order to assist members we have bookmarked redundancy information from the TUC to provide helpful and up-to-date advice on statutory redundancy procedures, now available at workSMART/redundancy
The maximum week’s pay for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy payments is £479 for redundancies and the maximum payment under the statutory scheme is currently £14,370. For a handy redundancy payment calculator click… ready reckoner
Working life and family-friendly policies
In order to assist members we have bookmarked this section from the TUC’s workSMART website to provide helpful and up-to-date advice.