Victory for part time staff unsocial hours payments

After months of pressure from UNISON, the Council has agreed that part time employees can now claim unsocial hours payments (UHPs) for additional hours worked that attract these payments up to 36 hours per week.

UHPs should be claimed by the employee then approved by their their manager who can also approve backdated claims for work from 1 November 2014 to 31 January 2015.

Tom Connolly, UNISON Assistant Secretary, said: “UNISON had long argued that it was a nonsense that some part time staff were being paid less than full time colleagues.

“For example, if someone worked 30 hours and was asked to do six hours extra, they got paid less per hour for those six hours.”

“A variation of the ‘Modernising Pay’ scheme is very rare and we are really glad that UNISON’s tenacity has paid off for these members.”