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    There is a table on the board at work about contracted hours and your break allowance. But there is a debate at the moment about who can have what break.

    It goes roughly as follows:
    Less than 4 hours contracted: Nil break
    4 or more hours contracted: Paid - 15mins / Unpaid - Nil
    6 or more hours contracted: Paid - 15mins / Unpaid - 30mins
    8 or more hours contracted: Paid - x2 15mins / Unpaid - 1 hour.

    So if I have 8 hours written on my Rota does that I'm entitled to x2 15mins AND an hour or do I get one OR the other?
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    Sounds like you get both. At my first job I got a 15 minute break in the morning, 1 hour for lunch and 15 minutes in the afternoon. But you should double check with your boss.
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    My boss is the one confusing things and he knows no better either as he is new and had to ask other shop floor colleagues about. He was saying I have to ACTUALLY work 8 hours to get an hour break which means it would be 9 hours on my rota. But the table for break times doesn't say 8 or more working hours, it says contracted hours which sounds more to me like if my Rota says 8 or more hours then I qualify for those breaks?
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    (Original post by Toni Roxxii)
    My boss is the one confusing things and he knows no better either as he is new and had to ask other shop floor colleagues about. He was saying I have to ACTUALLY work 8 hours to get an hour break which means it would be 9 hours on my rota. But the table for break times doesn't say 8 or more working hours, it says contracted hours which sounds more to me like if my Rota says 8 or more hours then I qualify for those breaks?
    Sounds like you need to ask HR or whoever counter-signed your contract since your boss doesn't know. However I would say he is probably right about HAVING to work 8 hours - for example at my job I go in from 9-5:30 and take an hour break for lunch, I'm therefore paid for 7.5 hours but usually there for 8.5. So if you're contracted 8 hours, that's 8 hours paid work - I'd imagine your two 15 min breaks are included in this (so you're actually WORKING 7.5 hours) but that your unpaid hour is in addition to that.
 
 
 
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