17 days and still no payslips for depot workers
Barnet Council Street Scene workers have yet to receive their payslip for March 2023. The matter was immediately escalated to senior management before the Easter Break. However, 14 days into April there is no sign of the payslips. The worrying thing is that the Council seem powerless to do anything about it.
The problem is that the Council does not have a payroll service. They outsourced this service to Capita in 2013.
Some of our members were confused about the involvement of Capita because of the news that one contract with Capita ended on 31 March 2023. Unfortunately, the HR Payroll contract is a separate contract and will continue to be provided by Capita until 31 August 2024.
Section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 states that “An employee has the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at which any payment of wages or salary is made to him, a written itemised pay statement.”
Payslip Law 2019/2020 Section 4 of the payslip law states that employees have the right to receive payslips from their employers.
ACAS advise that an employer should send out a communication to their workforce explaining the reasons why the payslip wasn’t issued and when it will be sent.
Day 17 and no sign of a payslip and no communication to the depot workers as to why it has not been sent.
Barnet UNISON is against their employer the London Barnet Council.