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Friday, 24 February 2012

Pay penalties for sickness in breach of NHS national agreement

UNISON won a landmark legal victory yesterday when an Employment Tribunal ruled that the decision by a Manchester NHS Trust to defer incremental progression because of sickness absence amounted to unlawful deductions from pay. Paul Foley, North West regional head of health for UNISON, said: "This is a victory for fairness. The nature of working in a hospital, surrounded by ill people, means you're more likely than in other jobs to become unwell" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-17147235