first_img Previous Article Next Article Aren’t employees on fixed-term contracts paid more?On 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Ithought people on fixed-term contracts earned more basic pay than permanentstaff but this is not true in my case. I have argued for a salary increase onthe grounds that the only benefit I receive is annual holiday (and that is at alower rate than permanent staff) and been turned down.VicDaniels, director at Carr-Lyons, writes:Certainlythe clients we deal with factor in benefits and bonus payments and you shouldnot be disadvantaged. Having said this, it is easier to negotiate at the outsetrather than to try to alter your terms halfway through a contract. Depending onthe length of the un-expired term of the contract, you might be better offleaving it on this occasion and learning from the experience. By the sound ofit, your pleas for equal treatment are falling on deaf ears anyway and I am afirm believer of only going into a battle if I know I can win.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Ican understand how you feel. I have come across people on fixed term contractswho get more than permanent staff and people who get less. I think the answerlies in what you are providing and how necessary you are to the organisation. Ifyour skills are in short supply then you have more to bargain with. However, ifthe organisation is using fixed-term contracts to increase their resourceswhile keeping its overheads low, I don’t think you have much to work with.Tryto see it from your employer’s point of view and see if you can understandtheir strategy. After this, I think if you really feel it’s unfair, then youmight choose to look for a deal you are happier with. PeterWilford, consultant at Chiumento Consulting Group, writes:Thereis a difference between being a contractor and working on a fixed term contract.Contractors are self-employed and there are strict rules applied by the InlandRevenue governing the definition of self-employment. Being truly self-employeda contractor is responsible for his or her own NI and tax payments and receivesno holiday or sick pay. There are a number of complex criteria to achieve, butessentially the contractor needs to be able to show that he or she worksindependently for a number of organisations. The fact that contractors areself-employed and have to fund pensions, holidays, sickness and any downturn inwork themselves means that they usually receive a higher rate of pay thanemployees.Yoursituation falls somewhere between the two. You should seek some clear guidanceon this from the Inland Revenue in relation to your own position.Ona broader front from your question it is not clear whether pay is the issuehere or whether you are unhappy with your role and work as a whole. You maylike to talk to your personnel department about it in relation to their own specificpolicy for handling contractors’ pay and emoluments. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgChina has been cautious about resuming professional sport even as neighboring South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have restarted soccer and baseball leagues.The top-flight Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league will resume on Saturday in two central hubs in Qingdao and Dongguan but no fans will be present.The Chinese Super League (CSL) soccer league, which was scheduled to get underway on Feb. 22, would resume in July “if everything goes well”, Xinhua quoted Xu as saying.Xu said the administration had been talking to many international sports organizations in recent months about hosting events in China’s financial capital.The season-opening Australian Grand Prix was cancelled hours before the opening practice session in March as the virus started to spread around the world.The Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races were cancelled last Friday, joining four races already called off. China has been invited to host two Formula One races in Shanghai this season but no decision has been reached over whether to accept the offer, the head of the Shanghai Sports Bureau has told local media.The Chinese Grand Prix was supposed to take place at the Shanghai International circuit on April 19 but was postponed until later in the year because of the coronavirus outbreak.Formula One Management (FOM) still hope to run 15-18 races this year and have announced a revised and shortened provisional European schedule set to start in Austria without spectators on July 5. Topics :center_img “FOM asked us if it is possible for Shanghai to hold two races,” Shanghai Administration of Sports director Xu Bin was quoted as saying by state news agency Xinhua.”We have not made the final decision, depending on the potential changes of the epidemic situation.”The novel coronavirus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has now infected more than eight million people worldwide.Beijing officials reported 27 new confirmed cases for June 15 on Tuesday, stoking fears of a second wave of the respiratory disease.last_img read more