Part-Time Workers Win Full-Time Rights; 'CASUAL' PAY VICTORY BUT IT SPARKS FEARS OF REDUNDANCIES
Byline: SEAN POULTER
HUGE numbers of casual workers have won the right to sick pay, holiday pay, maternity leave and other benefits.
A Court of Appeal ruling means that people who work part-time for an employer but do not have a formal contract will now be treated the same as other staff.
The case was brought by the GMB union which said the decision would have a major impact on the lives of working women in particular.
The changes also mean that casual workers are covered by the Employment Protection Act and can claim unfair dismissal at an industrial tribunal.
The union claimed that millions of regular casual workers would benefit from …
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Publication information: Article title: Part-Time Workers Win Full-Time Rights; 'CASUAL' PAY VICTORY BUT IT SPARKS FEARS OF REDUNDANCIES. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: March 28, 1998. Page number: 2. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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