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  1. Social housing are bringing in means testing but only, when new tenancy agreements are signed. Although this is a great start, it doesn't sift out the numerous tenants on old contracts who are earning way above the threshold for social housing. Surely, social housing can get a list of all tenants, ask for a year or two salary proof (I'm sure the tax office could help them) and then push the rents up for those tenants who are earning above the amount set as being the amount for social housing need.
  2. I wasn't denying the fact that any medical emergency treatment deserves medical care, that was my point really. In an ideal world, everyone would have access to free health care and quite rightly. My point really is that our government are so twisted and corrupt that I can imagine them getting a backhander for the help they've given the crew member.
  3. I've just read that a crew member from sailing yacht 1 was on our shores for a medical emergency yesterday. Wonder if any cash exchanged hands?!
  4. Very well presented question by the journalist about the bus driver who questioned passengers about if their journey was essential or not. What wasn't great was the inept way that HQ answered by not answering.....
  5. And then mix with each other in a canteen, by all accounts, totally ignoring the fact we are in a pandemic. (although Unite appear to be trying to put blame on management) Thanks to the bus drivers that have now helped the possible extension of our lockdown.
  6. Paying tax across the water or here then?
  7. As much as one in management may have thought covid was a hoax etc etc, surely the responsibility of the bus drivers should also fall upon themselves too? Maybe, one bus driver was not being as careful as they should and caught it outside of their bus duties - not bus vannin's fault. Maybe, a covid positive (asymptomatic) bus driver mixed with others on their lunch break at the depot - again, not bus vannin's fault as every single driver should have been maintaining social distancing while going about their day outside of their bus driving. Maybe, the bus drivers werent using the basic handwashing advice that we have all been told and have caught covid whilst they got on the bus (from handles etc) and then caught covid for to lack of handwashing. Maybe, the bus drivers used tesco for their breaktime snacks, caught covid due to not following handwashing advice after using basket/trolley. Maybe, a bus driver has a family member who has been going out and about more than neccesary and has passed covid to their partner who is a driver. My point is, Unite can't blame bus vannin for something that is very probably not their fault. The bus drivers should all count themselves lucky that they will be on full pay whilst isolating. Others haven't been so lucky over the last 12 months.
  8. Why should our public health director be taking a wage from our pot yet live elsewhere? Serious question by the way, I thought it would be essential that our top roles are based on island.
  9. And there's another problem. All businesses were told that if employees could work from home, that they should. If the business that was deep cleaned this week sent it's employees home this week, it would suggest that they were already able to work from home at the beginning of the most recent lockdown. Prisin workers positive, a bunch of bus drivers positive (with lots of others now isolating), yet the government think we are doing well....
  10. Manxas

    Cost of care

    I totally appreciate the fact thst there are facilities like the one in this post where essential care can be given to those who need. That said, I think the costs are beyond the point of being acceptable. I also like the concept that we as families, should look after our own but, this is sometimes not possible due to medical needs etc. I think one thing that really frustrates me is the fact that many of us who work and have worked all our lives, will have to pay for this care if needed at some point while others won't. A woman I know who has played the system for years, has never worked and payed in. She, will be able to have her essential care paid for by the government in the future if needed after never working, having 5 children who the state has paid for, and never paying in... Not really fair
  11. Yep, I agree as I've definitely seen lots of drivers without masks during this lockdown.
  12. So Howard is saying that he's getting hundreds of people writing to him saying they don't like the questions from the press. So how do those of us who do like the press questions, let Howard know we like them?
  13. Who the hell would go into eitk while having symptoms during a pandemic? Now 2 local businesses been shut down due to people going in with symptoms? Does anyone know which businesses so I can avoid them in future? /
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