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Workers rights

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Knees up Brian Clark, 8 Sep 2019.

  1. Knees up Brian Clark

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    are any of you in the position where this is a worry for you when we leave the EU as apparently they are being protected by EU law at the moment ?
     
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    My boss does whatever the fuck he wants regardless.
     
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    But, he doesn't really, because he cannot.
     
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    Means jack shit in the self employed world.
    If you refuse to do a job, say for elf n safety reasons, they'll just find some fucker else to do it.
     
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    So what you’re saying you’d like to see people put in more danger so you can take on more jobs?
     
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    You must work in the public sector if you truly believe that
     
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    No. I'm too old for that shit. Any dangerous work, or work that goes against our method statement, then I leave it for the kids to do.
     
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    Although health and safety was a bit shit years ago, a lot of building firms did have an unwritten policy of not sending blokes over the age of 500 up ladders.
     
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    What tickles me on site, h&s wise, the main contractor uses it to suit themselves.
    They wont supply this or that, then as soon as the main shabonky visits site, its "get down off that ladder, the scaffold is arriving now cos our bosses are coming out with the client"
     
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    Health and safety on site only ever came into play when it suited the site agent. If they wanted something done quickly, it went right out of the window.
     
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    And yet all those h&s costs are factored into the project.
    Cutting corners to save money.

    I did a job last year, where the main contractor didnt bother to fit plywood behind the walls where our furniture was going.
    Heavy stuff like wall units , in a classroom , being used by primary school kids.
    The QS was chuffed to bits cos he saved the company £85k as a result.

    Down to us then to fit anchor bolts in the plasterboard at extra cost.

    Fuck kids safety, let's save money and get a big bonus.
    Grips my shit it does.
     
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    Another one is when you're on site and it's crazy health and safety, hard hat, boots , hi vis vest, glasses, long sleeves (no tshirts) and its bastard boiling.
    You're unloading a massive delivery , you're glasses are steaming up, cant see a thing, tripping over everything, and then you see the muslims on site with that towel thing wrapped around thier bonce.
    Dont have to wear hard hat cos of thier religion.
    Makes me spew.
     
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    I've worked in both, and self employed.
    I've been a 'boss' in a previous life. People may think they are being fecked over, but there are laws.

    Edit: Construction may clearly be a different ballgame
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    Nothing worse than having to wear big fuck off boots on site in boiling weather. About time someone invented steel toe capped flip flops.
     
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    Actually Sikhs wear a turban... don’t make this anti-Muslim please
     
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    I'm not. And I dont know whether they are Muslim or sheeks, I dont care.
    I just know for a fact, h&s are waiting for one of the turban wearers to have a bop on the nut.
    I forgot what they were called , turban, that's it.
     
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    Your method statement?

    WTF?

    Is that 'hottubbing in my budgie smugglers with the boys'
     
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    Workers rights isn’t a problem but it’s going to be a logistical nightmare at first then nobody knows wtf is going to happen
     
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    Believe me, h&s is far more stringent in the UK than on the continent. France, Spain & Portugal are bad, but employer care drops off markedly the further east you go.

    Given subject of the OP, I don't think there should be any worries on the h&s score.

    More generally, there will always be good firms and bad ones, regardless of whether in the EU or out of it. My personal opinion is that the influx of cheap EU labour to the UK and the establishment of firms run by, especially, eastern Europeans, has led to some very poor business practices, which can hopefully be cleaned up once out the EU.
     
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