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Your Rights at Work

Your Rights at Work

This page gives only basic information about your rights at work.  For specific information about what you are entitled to as a worker in the UK, contact ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) on 08457 47 47 47 or by visiting http://www.acas.org.uk/

You could also log-on to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Advice Guide website at AdviceGuide, or visit your local CAB.  CAB offices can be found in each of the main towns in Herefordshire.  Telephone 0870 126 4091.  Advice is free and confidential.

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The National Minimum Wage

All workers in the UK are entitled to receive the national minimum wage (NMW) for the work that they do.

 

 Age  Current
 16-17  £3.68
 18-20  £4.98
 21+  £6.08

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Health and Safety for Workers

If you are working in the UK, both you and your employer have rights and responsibilities with regards to health and safety.  These are the same whether you are full-time or part-time, and whether your job is temporary, casual or permanent.

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is a government organisation that works to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers by enforcing health and safety law and offering advice and support.  The document below, produced by the HSE, sets out what you should expect when you work in the UK, and where to get advice if you are concerned about health and safety:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse27.pdf

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has developed a website to help overseas workers and their employers understand their roles and responsibilities under British health and safety law.  It provides essential information and advice on workplace health and safety which is useful to both employers and employees. 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/migrantworkers/index.htm

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Fire Safety at Work

Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that all people are safe in the workplace.  If you are concerned that where you are working may not be safe in the event of fire, then please telephone the Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service on 01432 274561 and ask to speak to a Fire Safety Officer, or e-mail.  You can speak to us confidentially and you do not have to leave your name.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Fire Safety (West District)
113 St. Owens Street
Hereford 
HR1 2JW
Tel: 01432 274561
E-mail: FireSafetyWest@hwfire.org.uk.

http://www.hwfire.org.uk/.

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