I WERK IN AVIATION SECURITY AS A X-RAY OPERATOR EVERY YEAR WE HAVE TO TAKE TEST SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO ARE JOB MY EMPLOYERS LET IT RUN OUT IT TOCK TO WEEKS TO GET US ON A TRANING CORSE WE CULDE NOT WERK IN THEM TO WEEKS THE COMPENEY SAY THAYE DONOT HAVE TO PAY US YUORS EDDY
Province/Country relating to question: SUMERSET
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know what does your contract say about this?
it is a reqiyerment that the employer has to ceep are traning upto date by the department for transport we were imployd to do a spasifik job
ok but does your contract say that you can be taken off work whilst this training is completed?
do you have a guaranteed number of hours per week?
ok let me get my advice ready please
If you have a guaranteed number of hours per week and there is no specific clause in your contract that allows your employer to take you out of work to conduct the training, you have the legal right to expect to be paid for these hours. By not allowing you to work during this period of time and not paying you, they will potentially be acting in breach of contract and also may be guilty of unlawful deduction of wages. You need to remind them that as your contract guarantees you will get work every week and because it does not state you can be required to undertake unpaid training, they are acting unlawfully and they should either conduct the training at other times when it does not affect your working hours and pay, or simply pay you for it.
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