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Hi everyone, I just wanted to ask for some advice before I write a letter on behalf of my partner. She works weekends on the checkouts for a Morrisons store in Coventry and has 2 weeks holiday entitle… Read More
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Hi everyone, I just wanted to ask for some advice before I write a letter on behalf of my partner. She works weekends on the checkouts for a Morrisons store in Coventry and has 2 weeks holiday entitlement to book off before the end of the holiday period. Twice in the past few months she has attempted to book holiday (parents coming to visit, moving day etc) only for the holiday forms to come back rejected. As a last resort she was forced to attempt to book off the last weekend in Feb and once again the form came back as holiday refused. Speaking to her manager she says that there is no longer any holiday avaliable and that she can no longer take her holiday. Surely this cannot be true? Holiday entitlement is entitled surely? lol
Any help or anything that can be quoted will be helpful! Thanks in advance. dh058977
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Ouch............there will be a rush on now to push through all the holidays due for the year, everyone will be racing to use it before they lose it, they are in my work anyway. I only have a small amount of people to deal with though and most of my workmates used theirs earlier in the year and over Xmas.

Last year 1 girl lost hers but got them back as she was off sick therefore couldnt take her entitlement........not that I am suggesting your OH takes time off sick.........but one of the management lost about 2 paid weeks off because they couldnt get holidays due to everyone else taking there allocation at the end of the year.

My workplace tend to start pushing for holidays to be taken round about Xmas time so people dont miss out, but sadly, some people still do.

Good luck with the sorting it out for her though.
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if they wont give her the time off then they should at least pay her for the 2weeks she is owed.
#3
I would suggest that in a large supermarket it is up to management to plan their resources effectively from the 1st April rather than back up a problem to the following march.

They should be showing an to easy access leave availability tracker if they had any sense so people could see the spaces rather than making people submit it only to reject it, this would help them both ways. Most larger places like this and call centres they have percentage of resource on leave and sick each week.

However with it being a part time job the two weeks must be close to the full year entitlement so your partners manager should have been discussing it thru the year as she has so much left and recording it that they had to forward plan leave in to ensure she got it.

If they havent done this they will have to let her have it or pay her for it.
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jase.2
I would suggest that in a large supermarket it is up to management to plan their resources effectively from the 1st April rather than back up a problem to the following march.They should be showing an to easy access leave availability tracker if they had any sense so people could see the spaces rather than making people submit it only to reject it, this would help them both ways. Most larger places like this and call centres they have percentage of resource on leave and sick each week.However with it being a part time job the two weeks must be close to the full year entitlement so your partners manager should have been discussing it thru the year as she has so much left and recording it that they had to forward plan leave in to ensure she got it.If they havent done this they will have to let her have it or pay her for it.

They have been rejecting her holiday requests since the start of the holiday year and then moan when she hasnt booked it towards the end of the year! (end of march)
#5
If she has tried to book holidays and they have been rejected then she may be able to carry them over to the next holiday year or at least part of them she should ask her union rep. Morrisons are terrible for this I normally try and get all my holidays in about a year in advance, just book half term weeks and a couple for the summer but I know this can't always be done. She should ask personnel what can be done but if there as helpful as my store it probably wont get her anywhere. good luck.
#6
She's entitled to her statutory minimum holiday each year. Tell her to stand firm with her boss and don't back down. If need be her employer may have to get other members of staff in on an overtime basis to cover her.

The fact that they keep rejecting her attempts should be raised with the area manager if she is not in a union. This will ensure theres not a repeat next year.
#7
Just say you've got a two week holiday booked and paid for
banned#8
Wasn't this the girlfriend who the manager wouldn't give study leave to?
#9
lumoruk
Wasn't this the girlfriend who the manager wouldn't give study leave to?

Your getting me confused with someone else. Ive never spoke about her employer on here before.
#10
cacaroca
If she has tried to book holidays and they have been rejected then she may be able to carry them over to the next holiday year or at least part of them she should ask her union rep. Morrisons are terrible for this I normally try and get all my holidays in about a year in advance, just book half term weeks and a couple for the summer but I know this can't always be done. She should ask personnel what can be done but if there as helpful as my store it probably wont get her anywhere. good luck.

Stupidly this was the personnel manager she was talking to! I knew she was talking crap, we dont care when she gets the time off as long as she gets it. The fact that they can complain that its nearing the end of the holiday year when she has been trying to book this time off for months really annoyed me.


loulou11
She's entitled to her statutory minimum holiday each year. Tell her to stand firm with her boss and don't back down. If need be her employer may have to get other members of staff in on an overtime basis to cover her.The fact that they keep rejecting her attempts should be raised with the area manager if she is not in a union. This will ensure theres not a repeat next year.

She is in the union, wish I could kick her up the **** and get her to complain more on behalf of the whole department because apparently its a common problem on the checkouts.
The manager also signs people up for overtime without asking and you are expected to check the book and do the hours! lol Id tell her where to shove it!!
#11
We did have a problem with this store before when we moved. They flat refused to do a reference for her over the phone so I kicked up fuss with the store manager and he couldnt understand why they wouldnt do it. Think i might have to have another chat with him!

Edited By: dh058977 on Feb 06, 2011 01:23: add
#12
All morrisons personnel seem to be crap, but I'm sure if she has been trying for months to get the holidays and they have turned her down that she can carry them over, even if not in union then rep should be able to tell her if I'm right about carrying them over. I recently asked to reduce hours and personnel manager didn't even read my letter just said not a hope, helpful (NOT).
#13
Hi I've been trying to take my holidays from work since November and they keep being knocked back the last 2months I've asked them to just allocate them me and I'm getting nowhere I work on check out at a big company and I've worked out even if I have the rest of march off I still lose half my holiday hours I've had unpaid leave due to terrible accident and would of thought I could of used them as holidays any info on this matter would be greatly appreciated thanks x

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