19 Oct 2019, 08:06
19 Oct 2019, 08:06
19 Oct 2019, 10:47
19 Oct 2019, 19:22
26l34 wrote: I think it’s surely one of the CWUs biggest failings that they’ve allowed a casual workforce to creep in to the extent it has already?
19 Oct 2019, 22:58
19 Oct 2019, 23:10
26l34 wrote:, I know some in the union dislike Angard and Angard employees
20 Oct 2019, 00:32
20 Oct 2019, 02:46
Celgar wrote:I was under the impression that a company couldn't ferry in other workers to cross an official picket line or is this not the case?
Using agency workers to cover during a strike
Agencies aren’t allowed to supply workers specifically to cover work that isn’t being done during lawful industrial action.
Agency workers already in place as part of your normal business can carry on as usual.
20 Oct 2019, 09:00
ennabee wrote:26l34 wrote:, I know some in the union dislike Angard and Angard employees
Many regulars started with Angard or were directly employed Royal Mail (year round) casuals.
Most think there should be a path to permanent employment for Casuals, like it seems there used to be.
From speaking to older workers it seems the difference between the Royal Mail "Direct Casual" era and the present is the sheer number of casuals Angard recruit. That is, far more than are needed.
There are a few staff who dislike casuals personally but on becoming permanent I discovered it's probably that they are misanthropic types in general!
21 Oct 2019, 16:54
21 Oct 2019, 20:35
26l34 wrote:I think it’s surely one of the CWUs biggest failings that they’ve allowed a casual workforce to creep in to the extent it has already?
23 Oct 2019, 22:41
Route1 wrote:26l34 wrote:I think it’s surely one of the CWUs biggest failings that they’ve allowed a casual workforce to creep in to the extent it has already?
We dont have any Angard staff or ever seen any so know nothing about it. But i've heard of Angard and couldnt work out how its allowed to happen.
I understand the biz might want zero hour staff available on demand and it may suit some individuals to work this way.
I just believe if "agency" staff are working the same shifts as RM staff, there should be a pathway to make it to RM permanent within a year for those that want it. Anything less is CWU taking the mickey, protecting what they have and ignoring the rest.
24 Oct 2019, 02:28
GRS wrote:Could RM potentially recruit thousands of agency workers on the pre text of needing them for Christmas pressure ( even in offices where they never have them) and then if there’s a strike they’ve got themselves a workforce who they can say are ‘employed’ so can be used to get the mail out.
26 Oct 2019, 20:24