Working 10 days (82 hrs) off the belt

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  1. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    Is that legal? Where do I stand regarding my rightS?
     
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    Rednursie Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Jojo what do you mean by off the belt? xxx
     
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    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    Like 10 days in a row total hours equaling 82hrs
     
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    Rednursie Well-Known Member

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    I think for you to be working those hours you must have some sort of waiver in your contract? I imagine it is perfectly ok as its probably in your contract? Im very much Open to correction though. I'm not the best clued up on these sort of things but I am a nurse and I work 7 nights on the trot (thats 84 hours) every 6 weeks or so and it's seen as perfectly reasonable. I imagine it might be a similar thing in your job? xxxx
     
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    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    Ringing work tomorrow and refusing to do it. I have signed a waiver, however I've also had a risk assessment statig hours need to be amended due to pregnancy. If they don't fix it then I might just be too 'sick' to come in until they do.
     
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    Rednursie Well-Known Member

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    If you have a risk assessment saying your hours need to be amended due to pregnancy then that's completely different, no way should you be working those hours! I have to admit I found my recent set of nights difficult. Am still in 2 minds about doing my next set of nights in one go. Anyways ring them tomorrow and tell them what your risk assessment says xxxx
     
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    You need to agree the boundaries surrounding your risk assessment and get it in firmed up in writing :)
     
  8. Jojo84

    Jojo84 Well-Known Member

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    I suggested 4 shifts one week and 3 the next which would give me 5 says max (as I do 5 hrs in another service) but he's so awkward. Also tried to tell me I'm not getting paid for my midwife appointment and I stayed the policies nd legislation that said otherwise.

    I'm going to say I can't work nights Cos I'm just so sick the next day
     
  9. lozzalozza

    lozzalozza Well-Known Member

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    It seems legal to me unless you have a health reason not to do it. The working time directive would prevent you working more than so many hours a week but I assume you have opted out at some point, however, you can opt back in if you want to. I work a 60-70hour week normally (mon-sat) with sunday off. That's the job i signed up to do and thats the job i'll do unless i'm not fit to. Been quite tough with nausea and tiredness but so far managed ok. I know the baby will be fine with this just a bit hard on me :-( As i work in the private sector it would be very hard to change my working pattern and not impact hugely on my work, though i imagine the public sector might be a bit more flexible.
     

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