I was at the motherinlaws the other week along with my betterhalf and one of her sisters, who works for the city council. She got talking about pay and conditions. I ended up having to tell her that she is like too many daily mail voters, simply not a clue about how the other half live.
NMW jobs typically go hand in hand with the minimum possible employer pension contributions, no sick pay other than SSP. The minimum legal holiday entitlement. No paid time of for emergencies, domestic and foreign, hospital etc appointments. You pay for your own training ( I have spent around £1250 in the last 3 years for tickets that I need to work on site, and it's exceptionally difficult to get any tax back on them unless you're a Doctor earning £75K+) You often have to provide your own PPE even though the law says it should be provided free by the employer (but if you're working as a temp for an agency - no PPE = no work)
Often no overtime premium, or such an archaic scheme such as you must work over 8 hours each day x 5 days and work over 45 hours before you get O/T rates on any hours over 45. Another delightful con that agencies employ is the "Umbrella Company" scam
. You think you're getting a decent rate such as say £12 p/h, but that's what the agency give 'your' umbrella company, who then deduct their employer's taxes and expenses before paying you your pay minus your employee's taxes.
Most people earning NMW are very unlikely to accrue a big enough pension pot through the auto-enrolment scheme to give them anything much in retirement unless they are starting from their teens / early twenties, and have continuity of full time employment until they're 65+ Yes, I know, voluntarily pay more into your pension !!! Except if you're working 30+ hours then it's highly unlikely you'll be getting any benefits. Which means you have the same living costs as anyone else : gas and electric, car (because many jobs aren't on the bus route) rent and polltax, clothes and food, sundry other expenses. How can you afford any more into a pension pot that might anyway be stolen by the billionaires before you get it? saving for a deposit for a house so you're not renting for your entire life and dependent upon on the largess of landlords not to bleed you dry.
Except there are fewer jobs for life, lots of it is short term contracts, less than full time hours. Or another scam is the "self employed" job offering little more than the PAYE NMW rate, which means again, once you factor in your own costs and holiday entitlement, you're been paid peanuts.
Candidates will need valid CSCS Cards and their own PPE (minimum is hard hat, hi vis vest, and safety boots). 1 years' previous site labouring experience preferred.
All candidates must have full PPE, CSCS and a recent experience we can reference.
Requirements for the position are:
Fit to work certificate
A valid CSCS Card
Previous experience on site
References upon request from previous employers.
No expenses payable. Rate of pay will be £11 per hour via Umbrella company dependent on chosen payment company. Candidates MUST have CSCS card and recent working references. The ideal candidate would have experience working on a Shop fits and has previous experience assembling equipment
£11.50/hr via umbrella payroll
What are we looking for?
A hard working individual who can commit for the full duration of the project. Must have rudimentary site knowledge and some previous experience. Successful applicants will need to provide:
· valid CSCS card
· asbestos awareness certificate
· full PPE
· contactable work references
some random cuttings from Indeed jobsite