Time off for union work 'reasonable'

October 31, 1997

THE University of Wales Institute Cardiff's attempt to cut the amount of time a lecturer was allowed for trade union activity has failed. A Cardiff tribunal ruled that Howard Harris should have been allowed reasonable time to pursue his role as Natfhe branch secretary. UWIC attempted to reduce Mr Harris's time off for union duties from 90 to 50 hours. The tribunal said that the reduction was "not reasonable".

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