Change to working hours my rights

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Found 14th Jan 2009
i have been working for my employer for 5 years now and for the past 12 months my hours have been 4am -12pm 6 days a week.i was always on time and never took a day off work sick.
on saturday i was told that my hours are to be changed from 3pm -11pm 6 days a week
can my employer do this and do i need any notice to the changing of hours
i was not told or asked of any changes that was going to affect me as i have a wife and children

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they do have to give you notice hgv - but in this climate would you really argue the point - the days of workers rights are sadly being reworded to say - do you want your job cos theres plenty more out there who do -

the only way unscrupulous employers can be taken to task is via health and safety route


also i would bet somewhere in your contract there is a paragragh saying hours could be changed to meet work demands -
or words to that effect


wicked hours you work - hope your wife doesnt get up to do you breakfast!!

your company may be struggling and lost contracts due to the climate at present is anyone else having there hours changed or they could be trying to get rid of you without you getting redundancy my o/h went through this it was called constructive dismissal

Original Poster

no we have not lost contracts but work has dropped
they have now got a transport company to do the work that i was doing
no one else is having there hours changed

Original Poster

how much notice do they have to give me
it is a family run buisness

no sorry wife to busy to mak eme breakfast has to get kids ready for skool

hgvdriver;4061327

no we have not lost contracts but work has droppedthey have now got a … no we have not lost contracts but work has droppedthey have now got a transport company to do the work that i was doing no one else is having there hours changed




have you asked why just yours - if you think they are trying to get rid of you without paying redundancy you will be covered by employment law

as previous poster says - constructive dismissal

read your contract and terms and conditions book (if you have one)

dont do anything hasty - go and talk to your boss and ask why -

do you think maybe transport company is going to take over ?

hgvdriver;4061336

how much notice do they have to give me it is a family run buisnessno … how much notice do they have to give me it is a family run buisnessno sorry wife to busy to mak eme breakfast has to get kids ready for skool



if they do make you redundant - its 90 days notice with as much time off to find another job

redundancy pay - 1 week pay for every year you worked there if you are over 45(think) its 1.5 weeks

hope your job is safe:thumbsup:

they have to give you 12 weeks written notice but they can legally change your hours if they can show it meets "the needs of the business".

I work for asda and they do this all the time-we have fought it many times but the law is on their side Im afraid.

No expert by any means , But I would assume this comes under the '90 day rule' then as above you would either take it or leave it. but also as above, in the current Climate I don't think you will find that the one hour movement you are refering to would find you much truck (forgive the pun):oops: however it might be ..... Edit :- completely missread your post
I would say that a moove from early morning to late nights would be unreasonable, but whilst unions and workers rights have been erroded if you dont have a union rep contact the CIB and ask them to give you the details of the relevent employment authorities :thumbsup:

Good Luck

At my last job there was an outcry as everyone's hours where being changed, people who had worked there ten years who where used to a routine kicked up a stink and checked with their union, turned out that our employer had did everything buy the book, gave everyone notice.... It was even in our contract that hours could be changed at the employers discression

angelwithdirtyw;4061484

At my last job there was an outcry as everyone's hours where being … At my last job there was an outcry as everyone's hours where being changed, people who had worked there ten years who where used to a routine kicked up a stink and checked with their union, turned out that our employer had did everything buy the book, gave everyone notice.... It was even in our contract that hours could be changed at the employers discression



gone are those days were 15000 workers would come out on strike because company wouldnt give them 5 minutes washing up time:whistling:

mate we dont know what it says in your contract...read it... i know for a fact mine says my hours can and are likely to be changed at the drop of a hat , and even says i am contracted to work for certain periods outside the uk if necessary although it has never happened...read up :thumbsup:

Banned

Yep will probably say in your contract somewhere they can be changed to suite the compnaies needs
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