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Issue No. 2428

New ruling on holiday pay

Workers have won a groundbreaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal to include overtime in holiday pay.

It means people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. 

Currently, only basic pay counts towards holiday pay.

But appeals mean a final decision may be years away.

Sacked to then work for free

The government has removed unemployment benefit from a man who refused to work for free at a firm that had sacked him.

John McArthur had previously worked temporarily for LAMH Recycle in Motherwell, Scotland. He said he is now living off 16p tins of spaghetti and can’t afford heating.

Cop charged for student arrest

A Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice at the student protests against tuition fees in 2010. 

He is alleged to have unlawfully arrested a student.

Masked march on Parliament

A “million Masked March” was set for 6pm on Wednesday of this week in London’s Trafalgar Square.

Organisers called for people to protest against austerity, corporate power and attacks on civil liberties.

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Tue 4 Nov 2014, 17:44 GMT
Issue No. 2428
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