Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Universal credit regulations states
“56. A person who has had employed earnings and has withdrawn their labour in furtherance of a trade dispute is, unless their contract of service has been terminated, to be assumed to have employed earnings at the same level as they would have had were it not for the trade dispute.”
How does this work in practice?
How is the universal credit system alerted that wages are reduced due to a trade dispute rather than any other unpaid leave?
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