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Meetings during Mat Leave

(7 Posts)
Jellybellyrbest Mon 08-Oct-12 09:11:07

Hi there! My bosses have asked me to do a couple of training sessions during my mat leave which I've been told I won't get hours owed for (they never pay us for extra work...). This training is compulsory for my job. In starting my KIT days next week & will need this refresher course....these are not KIT days however.

Jellybellyrbest Mon 08-Oct-12 09:13:16

Oops; Forgot the question!!! Can they do this? Demand that I do this in my own time? I have 3 children I need to have looked after for these days.....I've been told if I don't attend thus session I'll need to sort one out for myself after I come back from MAT leave.. They know, however that I really need to do this before I do my KIT days...

Ellypoo Mon 08-Oct-12 09:53:22

KIT days are for training etc too - so if they require you to attend then they have to come from your KIT days.

Jellybellyrbest Mon 08-Oct-12 10:31:57

Thanks Ellypoo. Thought as much. Seeing then later so want to have the right info.

flowery Mon 08-Oct-12 13:30:58

They can't require or demand you attend anything at all. But if you decide it would be a good idea to go, absolutely you can insist one of your KiT days is for this purpose, and that you want to be paid.

Jellybellyrbest Mon 08-Oct-12 23:00:21

Thanks Flowery. Saw them today & the Practice Manager stood firm that as these training days are a requirement for me to do my job, I should be doing it in my own time. (!??? Quite the opposite I would've thought!). I said that other staff members were doing it within working hours & I shouldn't have to come in on my on time & arrange childcare. She said that other members of staff were coming in on their on time & weren't getting time in lieu. I stood firm though & they're going to discuss it....Hmmmm. I reckon that training required for us to carry out our duties at work should be their duty to provide us with?

zipzap Mon 08-Oct-12 23:17:46

have you got legal insurance on your home insurance? That can be good for checking things like this...

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