Agenda item

Holiday Pay for Overtime Hours

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin Moved, Seconded by Councillor McCann

That    A recent court decision ruled workers in both the public and private sector can claim holiday pay for overtime hours.  Council welcomes this decision.

Council supports public and private sector workers’ holiday back pay claims. Council views this as money earned that must be paid.

Council calls for no time caps to be placed on holiday back pay claims. 

Council encourages council workers to claim holiday back pay they are owed and extends the same support to all workers in Derry and Strabane who are owed holiday back pay.

Council stands in solidarity with workers forced to take action in pursuit of holiday back pay.

Councillor McLaughlin Proposed an Amendment, Seconded by Councillor J Boyle

That    A recent court decision ruled workers in both the public and private sector can claim holiday pay for overtime hours.  Council welcomes this decision.

Council supports public and private sector workers’ holiday back pay claims. Council views this as money earned that must be paid.

Council calls for no time caps to be placed on holiday back pay claims. 

Council encourages council workers to claim holiday back pay they are owed and extends the same support to all workers in Derry and Strabane who are owed holiday back pay.

Council stands in solidarity with workers forced to take action in pursuit of holiday back pay.

That this Council looks forward to learning the outcome of the appeal in the Supreme Court.  In the interim this Council calls on officers to prepare a report to outline the prospective legal exposure of this Council as agreed at the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee meeting on 2 July.  This Council agrees to uphold full employees pay entitlements under employment law.

 

After voting on the Amendment by a show of hands the result was as follows:

 

For – 24; Against – 6; Abstentions – 1. 

 

The Amendment was therefore carried and subsequently became the

Substantive Motion.

 

After voting on the Substantive Motion by a show of hands the result

was as follows:

 

For – 28; Against – 0; Abstentions – 3. 

 

The Substantive Motion was therefore carried and the Council

 

Resolved       A recent court decision ruled workers in both the public and private sector can claim holiday pay for overtime hours.  Council welcomes this decision.

Council supports public and private sector workers’ holiday back pay claims. Council views this as money earned that must be paid.

Council calls for no time caps to be placed on holiday back pay claims. 

Council encourages council workers to claim holiday back pay they are owed and extends the same support to all workers in Derry and Strabane who are owed holiday back pay.

Council stands in solidarity with workers forced to take action in pursuit of holiday back pay.

That this Council looks forward to learning the outcome of the appeal in the Supreme Court.  In the interim this Council calls on officers to prepare a report to outline the prospective legal exposure of this Council as agreed at the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee meeting on 2 July.  This Council agrees to uphold full employees pay entitlements under employment law.