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WTD enforcement: over to you, Alastair Peoples I WRITE further

20th June 2013, Page 13
20th June 2013
Page 13
Page 13, 20th June 2013 — WTD enforcement: over to you, Alastair Peoples I WRITE further
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

to the article in CM 6 June Vosa chief hits back at Bell's comments: URTU represents thousands of lorry drivers employed by various companies throughout the country.

Regrettably, an increasing number of these members have needed to contact the union, expressing grave concerns that their employers are failing to properly manage the working time of these mobile workers within the constraints of the Working Time Directive (WTD).

While we are often able to address these concerns that our members have with those employers who recognise the trade union, and where collective agreements exist including agreed dispute resolution procedures, for many of our members, employed by both large and small companies alike, such a remedy does not exist.

In such circumstances, they are advised that the responsibility for enforcement lies with Vosa.

While there are a number of services available to operators on the Vosa website, there are no obvious means for drivers to be able to raise such concerns online.

Perhaps Vosa chief Alastair Peoples would like to take advantage of your good pages to explain to all your readers — employers and employees alike — just how these concerns can be brought to the attention of Vosa in order to ensure that proper management of the WTD is being enforced.

Mike Gillingham Regional officer, URTU

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