Fish workers get compensation for long hours

A
group of fish processing workers have won compensation after refusing to work a
69-hour week.

An
Employment Tribunal in Plymouth yesterday awarded compensation for three
workers at Plymouth fish processors Interfish Limited.

The
tribunal heard that after the three workers refused to work up to 69 hours a
week, they had their shifts changed and their already low hourly rate cut.

The
tribunal declared that the workers had been detrimentally treated as a result
of asserting their rights under the Working Time Regulations and ordered
compensation to cover their loss in income over the past five months.

The
case was backed by the Transport and General Workers’ Union.

By Quentin Reade

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