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CASUAL WORKERS WIN SICK PAY RIGHTS

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Today's court of appeal decision that casual workers who can establish continuity of employment for a minimum of th...
Today's court of appeal decision that casual workers who can establish continuity of employment for a minimum of three months are entitled to statutory sick pay has been warmly welcomed by Unison general secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe.

Sally Brown, the care worker at the centre of today's case, is a member of the union.

'This case is a breakthrough and has important implications for causal low pay workers who have been previously been excluded from this basic entitlement,' Mr Bickerstaffe said.

'Working together with the Child Poverty Action Group, we have achieved not only a success for her, but for many other low paid members in a similar position.'

Sally Brown said: 'I am surprised at this decsion which has been a long time coming. I am pleased that it is all over and that I have been able to set a precedent for other people in my position.'
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