Good morning, I'd appreciate some advice with my employers decision to stop paying overtime for travel to locations that are not the 'base location'.
My contract states my base location (e.g. Manchester office) and this is also where I live, so like many people I can be close to where I work. Since joining the company over 5 years ago the company has requested that I travel to other locations (e.g. Nottingham) and to carry out a 'normal' days work when I get there (e.g. 8am - 6pm). The journey to my base location takes under 10 minutes, the journey to Nottingham takes 90 minutes. Therefore every time in the last 5 years I have traveled to Nottingham to work a normal day, I have claimed and been paid approx. 3 hours overtime at the employers standard rate. I have felt this is fair as I am agreeing to work wherever they need me but I am being compensated for it.
Recently my employer told me (and I am yet to see this in writing) that I can not claim this overtime anymore. My contract does not state whether travel should be paid or unpaid however after some researching it appears that this travel compensation may be entitled to me under 'Custom and Practice' and can not therefore be changed without me agreeing to new terms and conditions.
Please could someone offer any further advice on the situation?
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