I work for a transport organisation which provides coach and cheuffer driven services. During one of my Departmental Team Briefs a driver has raised the point that it is usual for drivers to take their hourly lunch break during their driving duties. This will be away from their place of work and can often be in a lay-by or similar area. His argument is that in such circumstances they are not free to use their time during their lunch break as they may wish, i.e. shopping or other commitments and so the company should pay them for their lunch break. Can anyone provide me with any advice on this?
Joyce Bellwood

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