Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Venal union practices

The Post Office has released a list of some of the Spanish practices currently in force in postal sorting offices. Read them and weep:

* Two or three hour minimum daily overtime - so if 30 minutes of actual work is required and completed, then between two and three hours' payment is demanded;

* An additional allowance claimed for using particular vehicles - regardless of whether the individual has actually driven the vehicle;
And so on. And on. And on...

These aren't working practices, they're fraud.


Anonymous said...

Ah, the 70s.

Longrider said...

I'm amazed that these practices have survived this long. I came across this sort of thing on the railway when I joined BR in 1991. They went with privatisation - and not before time. Walking allowance may have made sense when signalmen really did have to walk from one location to another, but by the time the practice went, fraud, frankly, described it accurately.