Jump to content

You can now change your notification sounds by going to this link https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/index.php?/&app=soundboard&module=soundboard&controller=managesounds

 

You can find a library of free notification sounds in several places on the Internet. Here's one which has a very large selection https://notificationsounds.com/notification-sounds

 

 

BankFodder BankFodder

 

BankFodder BankFodder


  • Tweets

  • Posts

    • look up on land registry who owns the property then get in contact with your local environmental heath dept.   dx  
    • Hello all,   I have recently moved into a new property. The bedroom window is facing a bunch of commercial crates which have trash on top of them. The trash is maybe two metres away from the window, making it impossible for the window to be open (I am also afraid of rats being there).   The other windows of the property are facing a communal, enclosed area, which is making it difficult for the property to be properly ventilated. I have already raised this issue with my estate agency and they are trying do to something about it (to be honest, if I leave everything to them, this issue won't be solved until my tenancy is finished, and that is more than one year away).   I am asking for advice, or how could I approach this issue.   I have spoken to my council and, since they do not deal in private property, there is nothing they can do, at least this is what they have told me.   The property with the trash is not owned by my landlord. It is an open space, with big crates, closed off by a fence. If I could, I would climb those crates and remove the trash myself but I cannot. I also cannot climb out the window to reach the trash, as the window is too small.   At times, I see a car in that property but I have never seen the driver. I left a note in the car's window explaining the issue and giving my number. This was around a week ago and nobody came back to me.   
    • Hi   First off ALL Tenants need to re report all the different repairs again via their repairs procedure. Yes its good to get a list of all properties repairs with photo/video evidence signed by all property tenants but you all need to fight this individually as well as a group.   Next you all need to look up your rights on Repair i.e. The Right to Repair Scheme and also their Complaints Procedure.   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/133/made   https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/repairs/right_to_repair_for_council_tenants   All Tenants need to take control back with these repair and ask in writing titling any letter 'FORMAL COMPLAINT' and stating the repair and why it hasn't been carried out to date and an exact date when it will be completed.   You also require clarification whether these Repairs come under the Right to Repair Scheme and if so why we were never informed of this. (delete or amend)   You also require copies of the following:   Right to Repair Scheme Policy (Not the Leaflet Repair and Maintenance Policy (Not the Leaflet) Solar Panel Policy (Not the Leaflet) Complaints Policy (Not the Leaflet) Equality & Diversity Policy (Not the Leaflet) When you get the above policies you need to take your time reading them and just think to yourself 'DID THEY DO THAT' in relation to your issue and if not mark it this way you build a list of what they haven't done/followed as per there own Policies and use it against them.   They will have time limits to complete repairs within for Emergency, Urgent, Routine repairs and if they exceed that time limit and need to extend it remember it is with you the tenants agreement not them telling you and tough you can wait.   (bear in mind any repairs during COVID-19 the time limits are now different and most routine repairs are stopped)  
    • I was on UC in late March, and recently received some quite non-committal message that the commitments would be returning, but no indication when.     If I remember correctly the expectation was that we could find at least one job per day to which to apply, or some such nonsense.   Given that the government can only guess how many workplaces will be safe :  1) to commute to/from at the time of job application; 2) to work in at the time of job application;    3) to commute to/from at the date of starting a job ; 4) to work in at the date of starting a job,  5) to commute to/from at the date permanent WFH is dropped; 6) to work in at the date permanent WFH is dropped,    and given that we have lost 20% of our economy, I fail to see how they can both reasonably and immediately mandate any minimum figure of jobs we must apply for whilst this virus just killed over 135 people in the UK (stats released today).  That is only down from 155 last week, and about 175 a fortnight back.   At this rate it will be another 7 weeks MINIMUM before the mortality rate is zero - if it ever reaches zero before the inevitable second wave.  
    • who has sent this 'letter of claim' come from and doe sit mention the pre action protocol and include a separate response pack? 
  • Our picks

    • Currys Refuse Refund F/Freezer 5day old. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/422656-currys-refuse-refund-ffreezer-5day-old/
      • 5 replies
    • Hi,  
      I was in Sainsbury’s today and did scan and shop.
      I arrived in after a busy day at work and immediately got distracted by the clothes.
       
      I put a few things in my trolley and then did a shop.
      I paid and was about to get into my car when the security guard stopped me and asked me to come back in.
       
      I did and they took me upstairs.
      I was mortified and said I forgot to scan the clothes and a conditioner, 5 items.
      I know its unacceptable but I was distracted and Initially hadn’t really planned to use scan and shop.
       
      No excuse.
      I offered to pay for the goods but the manager said it was too late.
      He looked at the CCTV and because I didn’t try to scan the items he was phoning the police.
       
      The cost of the items was about £40.
      I was crying at this point and told them I was a nurse, just coming from work and I could get struck off.
       
      They rang the police anyway and they came and issued me with a community resolution notice, which goes off my record in a year.
      I feel terrible. I have to declare this to my employer and NMC.
       
      They kept me in a room on my own with 4 staff and have banned me from all stores.
      The police said if I didn’t do the community order I would go to court and they would refer me to the PPS.
       
      I’m so stressed,
      can u appeal this or should I just accept it?
       
      Thanks for reading 
      • 12 replies
    • The courier industry – some basic points for customers. Read more at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/421913-the-courier-industry-%E2%80%93-some-basic-points-for-customers/
      • 1 reply
    • The controversial sub-prime lender says the City watchdog is investigating its practices.
      View the full article
      • 0 replies
uko987

vehicle tracker/timekeeping

style="text-align:center;"> Please note that this topic has not had any new posts for the last 4001 days.

If you are trying to post a different story then you should start your own new thread. Posting on this thread is likely to mean that you won't get the help and advice that you need.

If you are trying to post information which is relevant to the story in this thread then please flag it up to the site team and they will allow you to post.

Thank you

Recommended Posts

i was recently made redundent and ive now lodge a complaint via the tribunal service because of the way i was selected.

can someone please advised me if a company can use a vehicle tracker as a form of time keeping. i was based at home and the company was based around 80 miles from my home and i had no access to a clock machine.

 

 

thank you

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest wino

I would say yes to a point. The tracker will show where the vechicle is and when the engine is started, stopped etc. a good tracker will also list your driving speed.

 

It will not show if you do any work at home prior to driving or if you stop and catch up with paperwork at a service station for example it just shows that you are parked up for X amount of time.

 

If your job entailed being on the road by a certain time or being at clients sites at a certain time then the tracker can be used to check your time keeping.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for your point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest wino

Just an afterthought (having a slow day today :p)

 

What type of job did you have and what were the hours stated in your contract of employment?

 

Did you work to these hours?

 

I know driving jobs cannot be held to exact hours depending on traffic, weather conditions etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

how accurate is the tracker? The firm i used to work for the trackers were not up to scratch? once it listed me driving around in blackpool when i was in fact in hereford. It even did this on other vehicals including the managers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my hour where 8.30 - 5.30 mon-fri i dont know how accurate the tracker was because i worked from home and the head office was based around 60 mile away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just to add i did my contracted hours everyday

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there seems to be so many grey areas about trackers in vehicles and a lot of mis-information going around. i hope what i'm about to say isn't classed the same.

 

your employer cannot install a tracker which they claim is for insurance and then proceed to moniter time keeping, the whereabouts ect. of the operator of the vehicle.

if your contract states their use of the tracker or you have signed a piece of paper, allowing them to check on you then their is nothing you can do about it.

 

i hope i'm not misleading you, and someone can put us all straight once and for all. but DO remember, whatever the law, they will still use the trackers to spy (it's like a toy to some 'power tripping' managers), but they will give other reasons for their evidence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its quite common for employers to install trackers in their vehicles and for the employee driving the vehicle to be none the wiser. When the tracker is first installed many employers ask for a "discreet install" ie whereby the tracking kit and sim is hidden and/or secured down to avoid the employee trying to tamper with it.

 

To my knowedge (and I used to sell vehicle tracking) it is not against the law to do so. Tracking the movements of the employee outside of working hours is the grey ..if not definitely unlawful ..area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would like to put my two cents in

 

royal mail is now installing these devices in its vehicles but they call them telemetry not trackers and the excuse is for insurance purpose in case of an accident

 

i to would like clarification on what an employer can and cant do ref these telemetry devices

 

 

the union is keeping rather quiet on them also

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 Caggers

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Have we helped you ...?


×
×
  • Create New...