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                                                                  DAY 216
 
                                            KATHERINE HARRISON, Examined:
 
 
 
     1        approximately two years."
     2
     3        Is that all correct?
     4        A.  Yes, it is correct.
     5
     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.
    10
    11   Q.   Did you ever apply for -----
    12        A.  Yes, I sat an exam.
    13
    14   Q.   But you never became a Floor Manager?
    15        A.  No.
    16
    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
    21        so.
    22        A.  OK.
    23
    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.
    32
    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."
    42
    43        Do you remember roughly what your wage per hour was at the
    44        time?
    45        A.  About 2.60, I would guess.  I cannot say exactly.
    46
    47   Q.   You are not sure?
    48        A.  No.
    49
    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.
    54
    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?
    59
    60   MS. STEEL:   Yes.  You have not got it?
 
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