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5 minutes ago, offshoremanxman said:

Why would I pay any attention to someone who sounds like a crazy? The press release is very clear. Manx Indy certainly are not a gig economy player. They are a major taxpayer and contributor to the Manx economy. 

No, Manx Independent are fantastic.

Unfortunately the MAJORITY  of people employed as "Hermes" drivers fall far, far from 'Fantastic'. 

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added Majority Of as some are okay.
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18 minutes ago, 2112 said:

It’s getting tiresome now listening to Julie Edge, sucking up to the Unions as she didn’t get her own way. Manx Independent Carriers won the tender exercise, straightforward. Sadly she wants to show her credentials to the unions, and to the electorate in the forthcoming General Election. If she gets offered a Ministerial role, subject to re-election, let’s see if she can the pressure of negotiations with trade unions. I think the unions will make mincemeat of her and Rob Callister, another one who likes to run with the hares and the hounds.

Did MIC actually win a tender? I doubt it. I suspect one of their partners in UK that they mention would have secured the business from UKGov and MIC just happened to be that company's partner in IOM.

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1 hour ago, offshoremanxman said:

I see Manx Indy have issued an impressive press release on this. They employ over 130 people and all are on above minimum wage and they pay a huge amount of VAT, fuel duty, tax and NI to keep all the civil servants employed and they are one of the biggest customers of the IOM SPC keeping the shipping line afloat. Hardly the “gig economy” company it’s been painted as by the state parcel service 

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/manx-independent-carriers-hits-back-at-gig-economy-claims/

All of which may be true, but none of which stops them being part of the 'gig economy'.  What characterises the gig economy is the casualisation of the workforce, either directly or indirectly.  They refer to in a back-handed way in the MR piece "also employ sub contracted staff to cover peaks and troughs" and "a number of directly employed subcontractors".

Of course we're increasingly seeing this from the Post Office as well with more use of casual staff.  So they can't really complain.  But everything relating to the LFTs is dodgy, so I suppose the delivery of them is going to be as well.

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Just now, Roger Mexico said:

Of course we're increasingly seeing this from the Post Office as well with more use of casual staff.  So they can't really complain.  But everything relating to the LFTs is dodgy, so I suppose the delivery of them is going to be as well.

That’s quite a sweeping statement. Devoid of any real facts.

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I've no love of Julie E but her response was what one would expect from someone in her position. She copcked up in referring the 'Gig Economy', gave her opponents the opportunity to knock her down! Bad position to put oneself in?

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There is the Govt tender procurement process, which is long winded and frankly, unnecessary for small contracts and the informal tender for a quick response.

Rather like the UK govt contracts for MPs friends during Covid???

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