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Half of travel chaos staff lost pay

Half of travel chaos staff lost pay

A recruitment firm study has found that about half of all office workers who were caught in the ash cloud travel chaos last month had pay docked or saw their annual leave cut as a result.The Badenoch & Clark survey of 1,000 people also discovered about 25% of firms agreed for their employees to operate remotely and almost a third allowed staff who were hit by the travel network chaos to take additional leave.

Andy Powell, director at Badenoch & Clark, said: "With no end in sight on potential travel restrictions due to the ash cloud, people are left feeling as if they're taking a gamble when embarking on their summer holidays and employers are put in an awkward situation.

"Employers cannot be expected to give out additional paid leave because of acts of God. However, it is important for employers to set a standard policy on this, so that everyone understands the consequences of any delays returning to work."http://www.badenochandclark.com/ (Badenoch & Clark)

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