A NEW campaign to inform workers of their rights on pay, deductions and working hours has been welcomed by the North West TUC.
It includes a confidential Pay and Work Rights Helpline 0800 917 2368 (textphone 0800 121 4042) which workers and employers can call for information and advice on the minimum wage and working hours as well as information on employment agencies or gangmasters.
The Helpline, set up by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, is open between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Further information is also available at www.direct.gov.uk/payandworkrights for workers and at www.businesslink.gov.uk/payandworkrights for employers.
NW TUC Regional Secretary Alan Manning said: 'This is a welcome new initiative from the Government - far too many employees just don't know their full entitlements in the workplace. This campaign will help make ensure working people are better informed.'