by Tim Lezard The TUC has welcomed today’s news that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Failing to count overtime when calculating holiday pay is quite simply wrong. This r …

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The TUC has welcomed today’s news that overtime should be taken into account when holiday pay is calculated.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Failing to count overtime when calculating holiday pay is quite simply wrong. This ruling marks a victory for people who work long and hard to make a living, and who deserve to be properly paid when they take their well-earned leave.

“Scaremongering about the possible impact of this ruling is irresponsible. British business is far more robust than some of its spokespeople would admit. It’s worth remembering that in 1999 a change in the law meant that six million people gained more holiday entitlements, and businesses easily absorbed the increase and employment continued to rise.”


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