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Silly rates

29th August 1996, Page 31
29th August 1996
Page 31
Page 31, 29th August 1996 — Silly rates
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Keywords : Human Interest, Labor

CM Birtchnell (CM 15-21 %N./ August) writes about agency drivers working eight days a week. As an agency driver myself I, too, have seen the advertisement promising earnings of D00.C400 a week and yes, I suppose it is possible for some drivers to sign on for more than one agency and do exactly what Mr Birtchnell suggests. But most agencies do keep check on drivers' hours.

Equally, most I.CiV drivers are highly-skilled professionals and value their licences and their lives.

It is a fact of life that there will always be those that flout the law, But I would say those agencies that offer silly rates are the same ones that don't give sick pay or holiday pay and no guaranteed basic wage. While they may offer what seems like a higher rate, they offer few benefits and so exploit drivers. Stewart Mellett Bristol

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