WIRRAL TUC is looking for its Scrooge Employer of the Year for 2009.
Perhaps the most unwanted award any organisation could receive, the Scrooge Award recognises employers with staff who feel most short changed.
Based on nominations from workers, Wirral Council and National Museums Liverpool were joint recepients of the gong last year.
Wirral Council was in the midst of its now interrupted library closure programme, and National Museums Liverpool was picked out for the pay gap between directors and floor staff.
Now the TUC is looking for fresh nominations, covering the last twelve months, and high on the priority list is employers who refused to pay staff stuck at home during the last month’s snow.
President of Wirral TUC, Alec McFadden said: “Wirral TUC has been inundated with telephone calls about Merseyside employers who are refusing to pay employees who couldn’t make it to work recently, because of the ice and snow across Merseyside.
“This was not their fault and some employers are forcing employees to use holidays to cover the days lost. These should be high on the list to receive the 2009 award.”
Employers ripe for nomination can be based anywhere in Merseyside.
Last year, Alec McFadden got as far as Wirral Council chief executive Steve Maddox’s secretary with the Scrooge certificate, and National Museums Liverpool reception area accepted the award on their behalf, after council bosses declined to accept in person.
Nominations from employees should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with details of the employer and reasons for nomination.
lFor more information, call Alec McFadden on 07831 627531