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KATHERINE HARRISON, Examined:
1 approximately two years."
3 Is that all correct?
4 A. Yes, it is correct.
6 Q. Mark Davis, I think it is, says in his statement that he
7 thought you were a Floor Manager at some stage. Is that
8 correct or not?
9 A. No, I was not a Floor Manager.
11 Q. Did you ever apply for -----
12 A. Yes, I sat an exam.
14 Q. But you never became a Floor Manager?
15 A. No.
17 Q. If we go back to your first statement now, I will just read
18 through it and then ask you to confirm it at the end. If
19 there is anything you want to correct or clarify as we go
20 along, then stop me at the end of the paragraph and say
22 A. OK.
24 Q. "On one occasion at Colchester, I arrived late for a shift
25 due to the 6.45 a.m. bus from Halstead being cancelled. In
26 spite of trying unsuccessfully to ring the store, my story
27 was not believed by the Floor Manager, Joe Cunningham, and
28 I was suspended with pay for the rest of the week. My
29 hours were cut from 8.00 to 4.00 p.m. to 10.00 to 4.00 p.m.
30 as a punishment. This was in spite of the fact I was
31 hardly ever late.
33 "Before moving to Colchester, I worked at Romford and
34 enjoyed paid breaks. As this was not the custom at
35 Colchester, I was given a pay rise of 10 pence per hour and
36 my paid breaks were cancelled. This was done without
37 consulting me, and the first I knew of it was when the pay
38 rise appeared on my payslip. This was in spite of the fact
39 I would have preferred to keep paid breaks as I was worse
40 off. I never signed any papers giving them permission to
41 do so."
43 Do you remember roughly what your wage per hour was at the
45 A. About £2.60, I would guess. I cannot say exactly.
47 Q. You are not sure?
48 A. No.
50 Q. If you had a rise of 10 pence per hour, that would work out
51 at 80 pence for an 8.00 to 4.00 shift. You were paid more
52 than 80 pence an hour, presumably?
53 A. Yes.
55 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Can I just make sure that I can read all the
56 statement? (Pause) There is just one line I have
57 difficulty with. "This was in spite of the fact that",
58 I think you read. What is that line?
60 MS. STEEL: Yes. You have not got it?