Electricians Working Rights Initiative
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OVER A DECADE OF BEING UNDERPAID, OVERWORKED, SYSTEMATICALLY HAVING OUR RIGHTS ERODED & OUR TRADE DANGEROUSLY DESKILLED.
All are welcome to sign; friends, family & colleagues alike will help this petitiion.
For far too long employment agencies have been charging more & more for our services whilst our pay rate has artificially been kept low.
Their share of our actual worth is obscene & manipulates us into earning just enough to involuntarily continue working worryingly longer unsociable hours & spending less & less time with our families.
This along with an inability to afford proper pensions, healthcare or insurance ALL with NO recourse for improvement.
LASTLY & MOST CONCERNING. THE LACK OF QUALITY CONTROL GOVERNING THE UNSKILLED INDIVIDUALS CARRYING OUT INSTALLATION WORK ACROSS THE UK...
I'M POSITIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED TO LEARN HOW MUCH ELECTRICAL WORK IS UNDERTAKEN BY UNQUALIFIED INEXPERIENCED "WORKERS". THIS IS AN ACUTELY SERIOUS ISSUE THAT NEEDS ADDRESSING NOW BEFORE ANY FURTHER PUBLIC EXPOSURE TO THE DANGEROUS HEALTH & SAFETY IMPLICATIONS ARISE!
NO ELECTRICAL WORK SHOULD BE DONE UNLESS IT'S BY QUALIFIED, CERTIFIED, REGISTERED & INSURED ELECTRICIANS!!!
Therefore, the undersigned support the URGENT need to regain justifiable earnings, improved working conditions in line with the times & the legal imperative that we must seek to stop non-electricians doing a very important & dangerous job...
JOIN THE "EWRI" MOVEMENT
I urge ALL 'sub-contracting' Qualified, Certified & Registered Electricians to re-evaluate the worth of YOUR vital services & as important the wives, girlfriends, family & friends who are acutely aware of the unprofessional work regime we suffer as "Electricians" in supposedly a leading nation in the world.
TERM & CONDITIONS :
*Standard work hours : 8am to 4pm
*Standard paid break/s : 1hr/2x.5hr
*£200 per 8 hr shift (fixed)
*£25 per hr minimum (fixed)
*IMMEDIATE end to flat hour 'overtime' rates. In fact an end to advertising extra hours as OVERTIME. It's very misleading since the correct term shoud be 'more hours available' as overtime is self explanatory yet agencies disregard the fact. Also the current vogue of 7.30am start time shouldn't be accepted unless that half hour before 8am is paid as overtime.
*Pre-fixed fee for extra tickets e.g. +50p p/h per ticket PASMA/IPAF
MAIN REQUIREMENTS :
*Written contract with every placement from agency detailing hourly rate, hours paid & contract run time. With a fixed notice period of 7 days prior to any lay off.
*Indisputable need to address the health & safety issue of unskilled & unqualified labour being instructed & undertaking what should ONLY be OUR work.
*Absolute necessity to end UMBRELLA pay method & eliminate spurious need for 3rd party payroll companies altogether!
*Stipulation for setting out a membership opportunity to gain reduced rates on pension, healthcare & insurance paid as a subscription agreed upon by an EWRI vote.
*Once we have 10,000+ join our movement a vote will be offered to all signees to ascertain if an INDEPENDENT SPARKS REGISTER may be a way for us to steer our careers forward in the future.
*Question of whether there is a union that can genuinely represent & unify us? Need addressing...
ANY FEEDBACK, ADVICE OR SUGGESTIONS ARE GLADY ACCEPTED.
We all know there's s been a marked lack of appreciation, acknowledgement & understanding of the responsibility that rests on our shoulders.
So, the proposition is simple...
To be earning a fairer share of what currently allows firms, employment agencies & payroll companies to syphon off a considerable portion of what WE should be rightfully paid & to demand the rights given to cardy labour as opposed to subby labour. Otherwise the status quo will continue.
NOT ANY MORE!!!
Also see petitions below :
Both need our support!
(& please pass on above link to both petitions family, friends & anyone who may support our cause)
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