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Even if the company don't recognise a union, this doesn't stop you joining one so that you can get advice.

 

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Steer clear of Facebook to deal with your issues. Use the proper channels such as the grievance procedure.

 

Concentrate on telling us what you need help with so we can try and find a solution that will work without getting you into trouble.

 

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Hi

 

 

So you mentioned that the bonuses were for meeting targets set by the company and the factory staff have been excluded (I assume for not meeting targets).

 

Now were any of the Managers graded m2 and above in charge of the factory staff to meet those targets?

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Hi againStu007, yes the **** managers are graded M2 and so get the bonus. also the producttion managers get bonus too. office staff also cos the have different tgts to reach

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Ok my point is are any of those we will just say Managers that got this bonus actually in charge of ensuring the factory staff meet the targets set by the company?

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yes stu. allow me to explain.

 

  1. operators no bonus
  2. lead operators no bonus
  3. team leaders no bonus
  4. shift leader, *bonus*
  5. managers, *bonus*
  6. if u work in office an do fk all *bonus*
  7. me, genral dogs body who runs around like headless chicken, no bonus

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*** off big time! me

 

Well, that's nice.

 

How about some facts instead of your opinion? Bonus is awarded for what? Contractual or discretionary? Without proper inforation we can't help, so if you could stop being angry long enough to tell us the whole story properly please..?

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Hi Bones76

 

I know you may feel angry and upset about this but you need to take that anger out of the equation as you may not get the advice you need to assist you.

 

As Emmzzi suggested could you give us some information to assist you:

 

1. What is the Bonus awarded for?

2. Is this Bonus part of your Employment Contract or?

3. Is this Bonus Discretionary?

 

I can only understand how you feel but to get anywhere with this anger needs to be put aside and you need to concentrate on whether the employer has actually done wrong i.e. Employment Law and the Companies own Policies and Procedure.

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ok guys, no longer annoyed or ****ed. hatred put in bottle.

 

1. it is contratal as i understand that bonus is paid for hitting tgts, these tgts are UN-achevable in my opinion as the company will not spend money to fix the tools we are expected to run.

2. this is the real bummer, our contracts where changed 3 years ago from an end of year profit bonus to a quarterly tgt met bonus

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Hello again.

 

Thank you for the extra information and I'm pleased you had second thoughts about the FB page. When you have time, please have a read around this forum for facebook threads and you'll see the trouble it's caused other members here.

 

Are your colleagues as incensed as yourself and do you think they would be interested to be involved in trying to change things with you please?

 

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You need to discuss the issue of targets and machinery not working properly with your line manager/supervisor. It is not in managements best interests for people to fail to meet targets as it looks bad for them too.

 

Talk calmly and clearly about it. Tell them you really want to achieve targets and how it frustrates you that you can't due to the machinery. If your manager says they can't do anything about it, ask them to raise it with their manager.

 

Try and be positive and suggest solutions without dwelling on the negative.

 

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You need to discuss the issue of targets and machinery not working properly with your line manager/supervisor. It is not in managements best interests for people to fail to meet targets as it looks bad for them too.

 

Talk calmly and clearly about it. Tell them you really want to achieve targets and how it frustrates you that you can't due to the machinery. If your manager says they can't do anything about it, ask them to raise it with their manager.

 

Try and be positive and suggest solutions without dwelling on the negative.

 

Ok, will take your advice and try to push with your idea of informing my team leader.

Trying to stay positive! thx!

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Don't be put off if you don't get the response you want. The important thing is to make sure that you let them know you see there's a problem so they can address it. You need to give them the opportunity. If it doesn't get sorted then you can consider what your next step should be.

 

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Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

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Unless it says you make 15 widgets and you did make 15 or above in your contract there is nothing you can do here other than collective bargaining

 

That means the workforce in unison not just one voice

 

If you decided to be the lone ranger or Spartacus on this issue with your managers you'll only be building your own gallows!

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You have put yourself in the wrong. If there is a genuine grievance and the bonus is not contractually agreed for managers and not for staff, then go to your union and organise a proper strike ballot. Then go on strike. You then cannot be touched.

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We don't have a union, when we asked "how many of the workforce need to be in a union" we where asked bk, "why do u need to know that?" can someone enlighten me? I was told many years ago that 40% of the work force had to be in one for any company to formally recognize it. Is that true? If not? what are the facts about joining one and the support we can expect?

respectfully,

 

bones76.

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Even if your employers don't recognise a union, you can still get advice and support, and it's a lot cheaper than paying a solicitor!

 

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Alliance & Leicester Moneyclaim issued 20/1/07 £225.50 full settlement received 29 January 2007

Smile £1,075.50 + interest Email request for payment 24/5/06 received £1,000.50 14/7/06 + £20 30/7/06

Yorkshire Bank Moneyclaim issued 21/6/06 £4,489.39 full settlement received 26 January 2007

:p

 

Advice & opinions given by Caro are personal, are not endorsed by Consumer Action Group or Bank Action Group, and are offered informally, without prejudice & without liability. Your decisions and actions are your own, and should you be in any doubt, you are advised to seek the opinion of a qualified professional.

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Thx caro, but i really need some facts. as above could some one tell me what percentage of a workforce is required to be a member of a union for a company to recognize it. also would this have to include office staff and managers? also again, would this only have to be the factory floor staff? are there different unions for different types of staff members? Any facts u can give me would be of great help to me and my fellow workers.

p.s learning to control my anger and frustration guys :)

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Hello again.

 

Here's a link to ACAS with a bit more information on unions and what it takes to be recognised by an employer. They have a helpline that you might like to talk to.

 

I have known companies that had different unions for different types/levels of worker, I don't know if this has changed at all.

 

I think you're in the private sector? Are you able to give us an idea what the company does please? That way we should be able to tell you which union deal with it.

 

http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4018

 

HB

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There is no percentage because their is no obligation for a company to recognise a union at all.

 

Most do though as it gives the impression that the care a small amount about their staff.

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