National companies seem to be a nightmare to work for

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  1. Clisty1989

    Clisty1989 Forum Addict
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    My brother in law works for a national window cleaning company and is doing some stupid hours, for example yesterday he left for derby at 4am, got back at around 7pm, then today left at 4am for torquay not due back until at least 7 tonight. This happens a lot at the moment, and theyve just been told they have to work 3 out of 4 weekends. Surely theres gotta be a law against this? Also as drivings a major part of the job is he covered by drivers hours?
     
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  2. Pigeon

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    Maybe he has never put a foot down and the bosses is Then bending him over and give it to him Cause he never speaks up. That happen all the time to people that never say ''enough is enough''
     
  3. CHWS

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    F*ck that I'm sure he's wrecked!
     
  4. Clisty1989

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    He wants to say something but he doesnt want to upset the status quo, hes getting time and a half over 8 hrs a day but its burning him out. If there was a legal side to it he could without causing too much trouble, hes just 'informed' his boss that 12 days is the legal maximum your allowed to work without a day off as he was supposed to be working saturdays and sundays!! Now only doing saturdays
     
  5. daveyboy

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    If he is driving and not on tacho he should be limited to 60hrs a week and no more than 11 hrs a day
     
  6. peter rogers

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    if he is per hour he shudnt complain as he getting paid if he dont want the hours tell them
     
  7. daveyboy

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    Also it is a legal requirement to have a minimum of 9 hours off between shifts
     
  8. boarcity

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    i think u have to sign a waiver that you accept working past a standard working week otherwise the company is breaking the law if no waiver is signed. its a few yrs ago now but i had a couple of friends who really regretted signing the waiver as they were then regularly given 5 days of 12 hour shifts
     
  9. peter rogers

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    in republic of ireland u legally arent aloowed and cant sign nout either lol
     
  10. daveyboy

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    The waiver is to work more than a 48 hour week but when driving is involved as part of your paid employment (not too and from work) there are still limits in place
    The 9 hrs between shifts is law no matter what you do or have signed
     
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