To: Network Rail
Sacked for attempting to take his legally upheld break
Reinstate Peter Lee the signalman from Arundel who they sacked for attempting to take his 20 minute break that his Honour Judge Shanks upheld in November 2017 and make it mandatory for all signallers in the UK to take their 20 minute break as defined in UK and EU law.
Why is this important?
Because it sets a dangerous precedent if companies are allowed to ignore UK and EU employment law and act in contempt of the Employment Appeals Tribunal in Croydon, which ruled the Working Time Directive in relation to the Rest breaks applied. Peter Lee was a loyal employee of Network Rail, he was employed as a signaller for a total of 44 years. He had an unblemished record.
44 years unblemished service wiped out for taking a 20 minute lawful break. Arundel Signalman sacked by Network Rail.
Shame on Network Rail for denying their employee a lawful break.
It is also a big safety issue because signallers need a break to make sure they can work safely.