Meal Break Survey EEAST.
The EEAST employer is currently undertaking a Quality and Cost Improvement Programme (QCIP) and have invited UNISON to engage with them over potential and proposed changes to the current Meal Break Arrangements.
Terms that the Trust would like to introduce include:-
Unison recognise that all staff should be able to take their break in a way that complies with the Working Time Directive. The employer allows for this with the provision of a meal break window of 1.5 hours either side of the midway point of the shift.
This Unison Branch firmly believes and supports that staff should have a break in the mid point of a shift but when staff are unable to take their break within the meal break window, that they should be adequately and fairly financially recompensed.
We will have to engage with the employer over their proposals but would need to do so with the support, consensus and views of our members and the staff.
We are therefore asking that you take the time to complete the following survey.