Image copyright Reuters An employment tribunal has ruled that a self-employed courier for the firm Excel was actually “a worker”. Cycle courier Andrew Boxer argued he was entitled to one week of holiday pay based on his work for.
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In any workplace these days you'll find two classes of workers: those on the high road and those on the low road. The high road workers occupy a dwindling proportion of privileged jobs that come with paid sick leave, holiday pay, redundancy entitlements, regular work hours, and a reliable pay cheque. Those on the low road - casuals and contractors - get none of these benefits. Find out more about the Secure Jobs. Better Future campaign at http://securejobs.org.au
We are regular employees. But GMA has been calling us Talents. As Talents, we don’t have overtime pay, holiday pay, hazard pay or 13th month pay. We are required to work on holidays, and are not entitled to paid leaves. We don’t have SSS, Pag-IBIG, or Philhealth. We don’t have security of tenure. If we retire, we get nothing. If we die, we get nothing, even if we die on duty.