Do I have the right to enforce my company to make booked holidays & other rostering arrangments visable so that all my working collegues & myself can veiw them, If so underwhat law ie employment, european or fredom of information. Unfortunately because I am notin the union they will not help me. I would be most grateful if you could help me on this matter.yours gratefullyJohn Arthur.
Province/Country relating to question: Uk
Asking the RMT representative, the local manager & Work collegues.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer,
Can you please explain to me why you would like this information so that I can understand your situation in more detail?
This is very difficult for me to explain but 1st when my collegues or myself book
our holidays there can only be so many people of at one time, this is ok! we all understand this however the problem comes when somebody cancells or moves there holidays, as we all work remotely apart & the information isn't made public this can cause contention within the work force especially if somebody wanted to book a week that had been cancelled by another collegue.
Secondly we have a scheme at work wereby over time is based on equilisation however as we cannot see what over time each of us has worked we feel that this is unfair & that the rostering time is giveing overtime preferentionally to other members of staff. I have asked for a simple database/ spreadsheet to be made available for all to see but it seems that the rostering section of the company seem to be reluctant to do this, and I was wondering where I stood legally if I wanted to take action.
what reason has been given for refusing your request?
Have I missed your reply? as I accidently closed a window which I thought was your profile but it wasn't so I was wondering if it was your answer.
No I haven't answered yet, I was wondering what reason they have given for refusal of this? Do you work for a public sector employer?
Sorry can you tell me what reason they have given for refusal so that I am fully aware of your situation before responding?
Apparently they don't have the time!
I'm I asking too much to have this information made available? Where do I stand legally can I enforce this request on the company?
My advice would be different if you worked for the private sector, if that was the case then I would advise you that you probably don't have grounds for access to this information which is management information.
As a public sector employee the situation is different as the Freedom of Information Act applies. I would imagine that there is Freedom of Information Act officer within your organisation. You have the right to request the information under that act. This would be for previous information not ongoing information so it's benefit is limited to what has gone on in the past. The FOI officer must provide the information within 20 days of the request being made.
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