Compare this to ex-chief exec's pay
Dear Sir, — There have been some interesting articles in the Chronicle over the last few weeks.
The latest one is the ruling that staff on sleepover shifts not required to be paid the national minimum wage. The fact that the Court of Appeal found in favour of Cheshire East was cheered by the council; happy days are here again as far as the councillors are concerned.
The national minimum wage is only for when staff are awake and working, not when they are asleep. This means that they do not warrant being paid, if over the age of 25, the huge payment of £7.83 an hour. What happens when they are woken up and spend the next two hours looking after their client when waiting for a doctor or hospital? The council would never hear about these problems, so no cheers for a job well done and another sleepless night.
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