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Unfair pay rules beaten in court

Issue No. 2292

More than 80 workers stopped health bosses docking their wages in a landmark legal battle last week.

An employment tribunal ruled that Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had unlawfully deducted pay.

It had introduced new rules denying pay rises to workers who had been ill more than four times, or for a total of more than 18 days, in a year.

The workers were backed by the Unite and Unison unions, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives.

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Tue 28 Feb 2012, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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