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Hello and welcome to Just Answer, how long have you worked there for?
as a contract employee
ok do they have a policy on this and what have the done about paying in the past?
they pay travel days door to door 2 days each way at times
how has a situation arisen whereby the there are 11 days in dispute?
i can send the cotract relevant page
i had stroke while working in iraq, spent 2 days there, then they flew me to Duabai, where they did not have the therapists, then after 9 more days flew me Bangkok where i got the right treatment
Ok thanks I think I need to see the contract.
ok you have it
I think the issue you have is whether the days are correctly classed as 'travel days' or 'off days'. Travel days are payable and offdays are not. Do you know what the company has done in similar situations in the past?
no, as far as i am concerned if i am not i am travelling i am resident in thailand
they could have flown me direct to thailand which is what i wanted
Ok is this a UK limited company?
yes it is a subsidiary of Genel Energy
Ok, what reason have they given for not paying?
Dear XXXXX,Thank you for your email, I hope you are feeling better and are on the road to recovery.With regard to your July payment, as per your authorized timesheet, TTOPCO will pay you for your days worked (1st – 8th July), additionally for 9th July, and for two travel days as per standard TTOPCO policy.Whilst we were able to ensure that all your medical treatments were provided and all related costs were covered, TTOPCO are not able to pay you for these off days whilst you were sick as only days worked are payable (as per the terms of your contract). Similarly, it is not possible for TTOPCO to pay these days as ‘travel days’ as; 1) standard TTOPCO policy is to pay two travel days per rotation; and 2) officially, you were not travelling during this period. I hope this clarifies the situatio
I asked for a copy of TTOPCO's 'travel policy', not my contract, which as have pointed out to you 'does not stipulate the number of days', also if it 2 days per rotation why do pay some people 3 or 4, it is paid until one reaches their AOOI did not ask to be sent to Dubai, you sent me there, which was a mistake, as they did not have the people to treat a stroke patient, which you were made aware of, I asked to go to Bangkok.As far as I am concerned, and this under advice, I was travelling until you got me to Bangkok, you routed me
it took them 15 days to reply, also it is not part of any policy
today he tells me that there legal dept. will contact me latest monday
If they cannot produce a written policy or evidence of a policy that shows that only 2 days are payable then you have an argument that it should be paid.
I would suggest you wait to see what response you receive and say you will consider legal action to recover your money if it is not paid.
yes that is what i thought i also have other issues as, why did they send me to Dubai, knowing that they did not have the necessary, why did they leave in hospital in Iraq and allows
someone to feed me solid food i have 11 points to claim damages
the delay in therapy maybe will mean i do not recover
You should put this all in writing to them and see what response you receive.
ok after i receive their legal dept reply
these are 6 the others are work related stress and whistleblowing stuff which is wait & see
1. Fed solid food – choking
2. No guard
4. No proper physio
5. No occupational therapy
6. No speech therapy
the most important time for a stroke patient is the first 48 hours not on the 12th day
Well I wish you the best with this. As I have answered your original question I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer. I hope that they see sense and make a sensible suggestion.
thanks will let you know how it goes
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