Em­ploy­ers should pay miss­ing staff

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE - Con­cerned rel­a­tive.

SO Nicola Stur­geon thinks all em­ploy­ers should pay their staff who were forced to take time off work due to the bad weather — quite rightly so.

She should also tell the HMRC call cen­tre bosses this.

They closed the cen­tre due to bad weather and now, I be­lieve, the em­ploy­ees are pay­ing back the time through flexi hours. That’s dou­ble stan­dards by any­one’s means.

AN HMRC spokesman said: “Em­ploy­ees in Dundee are not be­ing asked to pay back time they missed due to ad­verse weather with their flexi time.

“Ap­pro­pri­ate time cred­its were ap­plied to staff due to work when the of­fice was closed and ad­verse weather cred­its were also given to staff who ar­rived late on the af­fected days.

“Ap­pli­ca­tions for spe­cial leave were also con­sid­ered and, where pos­si­ble, granted to cover child­care is­sues due to school clo­sures.”

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