Day 152 - 11 Jul 95 - Page 03
1 Q. But from 35 upwards?
2 A. I guess four hours, certainly.
4 Q. In terms of part-time I think we heard that on average
5 part-time crew worked something like 20 to 22 hours a week
6 over a range?
7 A. Right, I mean -----
9 Q. Some would be much less than that?
10 A. Again, from my experience, I have had part-timers work
11 eight hours only being available for a Saturday and people
12 available, housewives 10.00 till 2.00, five days a week.
13 So that would give them 20. So I would say I guess
14 depending upon the ratio.
16 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes. One thing I would like some help on.
17 We have spoken about full-time, that is, 39 hours and you
18 have just agreed with Ms. Steel maybe 35. I have had some
19 figures about an average for part-time workers in the 20
20 area and I have heard evidence about individuals who might
21 just work a handful of hours a week?
22 A. Right.
24 Q. But does it fall into neat little boxes like that, or do
25 you get numbers of people who are working 25 hours a week
26 or 30 hours a week because it suits them and the store, or
27 do people tend to fall into these categories of full-time
28 about 20 or just a handful of hours?
29 A. I would say in the majority of cases you could put them
30 in that sort of category of full-time; 39 and 20 hours per
31 week would categorise a part-timer, in the majority of
34 Q. So, although there may be a few special cases who do, say,
35 28 or 30, that would be unusual, would it?
36 A. Relatively. We would probably find it more usual to
37 have people working less than the 20.
39 MS. STEEL: Do you know what it would average out at for
40 part-time workers at the Leicester store?
41 A. No.
43 Q. You do not. You would expect it to be somewhere between --
44 I think you said there were some people working at eight
45 and some -- most around 20, or somewhere like that?
46 A. I can recollect people who only work Saturday to give
47 them eight hours, and I can recollect some individuals who
48 probably work 10.00 to 2.00 five days a week. But the
49 percentage thereof I would not be able to give you any
50 sorts of figures.
52 Q. Do you know what the majority of part-timers would be, what
53 kind of hours the majority would be working?
54 A. No.
56 Q. You do not. At any one week if you have got 100 people on
57 the payroll?
58 A. Right.
60 Q. You said 30 per cent full-time and 70 per cent part-time?