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ExTra

Member since Dec 2007 • Last active May 2021

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    I am not sure if this is my fight to be honest. This not paying people saga goes back years appearing and I have a feeling the union knows about it. I am still with my old union as I have a lot of unfinished work with them.

    I have been a union rep for a long time and the truth is, sometimes we are told to go softly and not go all gun blazing. It frustrates me a lot of the times but bottom line has always been as long as the members eventually get their issues resolved, in my case, get paid, then that’s the end of the matter. Unless the members are so passionate about fighting for justice which is rare.

    However, once the money is safely in my pocket and I’ll pick this up with others and the union to get a feel.

    Re the wrong bank details, I still think sometime entered it wrong on payroll and trying to blame me so they don’t get into trouble. But who knows, maybe someone did pocket it and it’s a known thing they are trying to cover it up? Who knows. There is no way the money is simply gone if the account they told me they used doesn’t exist, which I have proven to be the case. The turning point was really on Wed when I pressed for them to show me exactly what bank details they used to “pay me” and my boss losing it.

    Or maybe they are just all simply blind and can’t check their bank balance properly.

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    Pay saga update:

    My boss has been in constant comms with HR this week and this morning she said she has instructed them to pay me by Monday and just before 5pm, payroll got in touch to my personal email (the one I used to apply for this job) asking me to email them my bank details and instructed me to correct my bank details on the HE system and what emailed me on my personal email? I nearly didn’t open the email it looked like a scam. Anyway, my bank details have always been right so...WTF! But hopefully I’ll get paid on Monday if they act on Monday and use the normal faster payment not the western union or sth.

    I told my boss is this an advanced salary because HR still insists the money is missing, because if it was, I’d want to throw the law at them before accepting the money. She told me she has instructed them to pay me on Monday and leave me alone.

    So hopefully it’s sorted now. Now the question is, will I get paid for May? 🙄

    I have to say though, I haven’t had a boss who is so on the ball for years. So at least there something positive. 😁

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    Great they also fucked up my tax!

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    We don't have cash flow problem, we are just a very famour player in the sector so they are arrrogant, this goes back years.

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    wish me luck... just heard another colleague whom they haven't paid and it's been 3 months...

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    @chez_jay and @DethBeard writing my angry email re my pay now, in order to shut them up once and for all, just 1 question, if the money is held in a suspense account, how long would it take before it gets returned automatically? Or would they have to request it? And I guess the money is held in the payer's bank? Or the payee's? As I have now learnt that the bank details are invalid, but the sort code is Barclays.

    I knwo you have all said it's on them to do the leg work, but as you can imagine, they keep coming back with excuses and excuses so the only way to back them to a corner properly is tell them exacly what should have happened and if ACAS eventually had to get inovlved then I can show I have taken more than enough reasonable steps to try and resolve it.

    ACAS is a funny one, they can be a bit... meh... you sort it out first.

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    Yap totally agree. I will give it till tomorrow then throw the law at them. Fun fact (not really), I spoke to a few of my peers and everyone has experienced being paid late their first month's wage ranging from 1 to 4 months.

    Luckily I am like you, not living pay cheque to pay cheque, but that's none of their business.

    I am currenrly doing CPD and working on a project that I have started and can/will take with me when I leave this place, neither of these were on my to do list this week, but I have shifted my priority, so that's my soft protest.

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    I spoke to my union yesterday, i know what formal actions need to be taken. Thing is, my boss is very helpful so I want to give her till end of this week to see if we can’t sort of her way. She is not one of those lying ones and she is very sorry. So for her. I am holding off formal actions.

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    Might have to come to that soon.

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