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Staff work 3,000 hours overtime so colleague can take care of son

Staff work 3,000 hours overtime so colleague can take care of son

Employees at a German firm worked almost 3,300 hours overtime so their colleague could look after his son with leukaemia.

A local media report found that the workers donations enabled the single father take almost a year off to look after his four-year-old.

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  • Boris
    Thu, 8 Feb 2018 12:53pm GMT
    Wow, this is a heart warming tale of people willing to help out a colleague. Unfortunately the statistics for those working in the UK are just the tip of the iceberg, i am aware of many instances when people have been left out of pocket due to Cancer and other long-term/serious conditions and their treatment. Our Union rep lost her house and ended up in a council flat because the employer only offered a set amount of time on full pay. Most don't consider things like Life Insurance, which should be a must for all, and end up in financial trouble. I recently had to take 5 months off due to a back injury and while i had some security and savings i would have to wait until i lost all my sick pay before i could claim.
    More needs to be done to ensure that all employers and employees have policies which safeguard them when dealing with something that is already life changing!

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