Howlin to resist civil service "bank time" claim

8th June, 2015

The government is going to resist a compensation claim from civil servants for the loss of their weekly “bank time” to cash their pay cheques.

The half-an-hour per week allowance for lower paid civil servants had become a laughing stock because they had been paid electronically for years.

But even though it was abolished five years ago at the start of the recession, civil servants are seeking a once-off compensation award of four-and-a-half...

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