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Message 1360059 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 22:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 1360047.  

Do you have penalty rates over there ? overtime rates time and harf for first 3 hrs then double time after that , if more than 16hrs triple time but that is not done anymore to dangerous safty wise
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Message 1360071 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 23:39:34 UTC - in response to Message 1360059.  

Do you have penalty rates over there ? overtime rates time and harf for first 3 hrs then double time after that , if more than 16hrs triple time but that is not done anymore to dangerous safty wise

36 to 38 Hr week is about the norm' for most employees. After that then any
hours worked above this would be classed as overtime. But not necessarily paid
at a higher rate though just flat rate in most cases.

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Message 1360074 - Posted: 22 Apr 2013, 23:49:18 UTC - in response to Message 1360071.  

wow you guys are getting riped off then we had penalty rates here for oww maybe 40yrs
That's why it is cheeper to just hire another person here than to pay to much ot

a trucker here depending on what he hauls can earn up to 120,000 a year no overtime
Dangerous goods was in 2000 $37 per hour ore drivers in the mines get 120,000 your in the rong place guys emmegrate to oz get rich then go back if ya don't like it here
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Message 1360101 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 1:11:49 UTC - in response to Message 1360074.  

wow you guys are getting riped off then we had penalty rates here for oww maybe 40yrs
That's why it is cheeper to just hire another person here than to pay to much ot

a trucker here depending on what he hauls can earn up to 120,000 a year no overtime
Dangerous goods was in 2000 $37 per hour ore drivers in the mines get 120,000 your in the rong place guys emmegrate to oz get rich then go back if ya don't like it here

Thanks for the invite Glen....Australia is a country that's going places.


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Message 1360341 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 15:12:47 UTC - in response to Message 1360044.  
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Sirius b you a trucker ? Over here mate no more than 6hrs at wheel in 1 stint and max of 12hrs in 24 hr . The working week is 38hrs man 48 to much 60-70 way to much . How about less hrs more jobs and a little less money so employer can hire more people .ops your gona say COMMIE !!!!
We call it job shareing


4.5 hours continuous driving before you must take a 45 minute tacho break.

Also, some jobs require a 2 man crew. can you see one man delivering a 120 kilo piece of furniture or a 20 kilo glass cabinet?

edit: 41 - 60 hours time & a half, over 60 double time.
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Message 1360348 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 15:27:26 UTC

It seems that the old way of running a country seems to have worked better than the current way....

NHS considers hospital Hotels

A comment on the article speaks volumes.....

"Nothing whatsoever new about this idea, when I trained as a nurse we had convalescent homes and nursing homes for exactly this reason. They were relaxed places with a good atmosphere, then closed by government decree to save money. What a surprise this has come round again!"
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Message 1360399 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 22:13:16 UTC

No longer made redundant but "demised"

Any MP that will stand up & get rid of all this Political Correctness B/S & returns this country to the proper use of English gets my vote for PM!
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Message 1360407 - Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 22:27:43 UTC - in response to Message 1360348.  

It seems that the old way of running a country seems to have worked better than the current way....

NHS considers hospital Hotels

A comment on the article speaks volumes.....

"Nothing whatsoever new about this idea, when I trained as a nurse we had convalescent homes and nursing homes for exactly this reason. They were relaxed places with a good atmosphere, then closed by government decree to save money. What a surprise this has come round again!"

The inner city hospital my mother (retired 30 years ago) worked in, it's now closed, had a whole floor of eight wards, that were used for convalescent and nursing of older patients. That would have been at least 200 patients.
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Message 1360480 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 5:05:21 UTC

Sirus I offer you a invite to come down under they are screamming for trained nurses over here and it's blood good pay my ex earn't as much as I did when I worked for bhp in the top 10% of people earning money and she was only a nuse aid .
Better hrs than trucking you can all ways come back home after ya rich and remember the dollar is strong now
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Message 1360561 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 8:34:25 UTC - in response to Message 1360480.  

Good God, me a nurse? No chance, I like putting people in hospitals too much especially ignorant car drivers who cut up lorry drivers!

Bit awkward to argue with a 44 tonner!
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Message 1360562 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 8:35:13 UTC - in response to Message 1360557.  

Sorrt i'm still tired after doing my puter but still we need good truckers
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Message 1360564 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 8:39:13 UTC - in response to Message 1360562.  

Sorrt i'm still tired after doing my puter but still we need good truckers


Especially ones who don't rely on sat-nav!
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Message 1360577 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:14:51 UTC - in response to Message 1360574.  

Don't need a law, just need police/vosa at all ports checking their tacho's which should be a lot easier now they're digital.

Too many of them that have caused accidents here have been found to have driven continuously for 30 hours & longer, that's an accident waiting to happen!

It should also be a criminal offence for any lorry to have TV's in the cab. That's what radios are for!
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Message 1360578 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:16:29 UTC - in response to Message 1360574.  

Glad we don't have that prob just cowboys disabling speed limters and the useual lazy stuff
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Message 1360581 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:22:11 UTC

Del-boy losing patience

You're losing patience Del-boy? What about the rest of the country?

Any chance of making it a permanent move?
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Message 1360584 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:29:18 UTC - in response to Message 1360581.  

What a joke it make of the EU court system we got one over here simular b/s using our own laws against us but i'm hoping they will work out how to kick the bugger out

Good move pm

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Message 1360586 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:32:58 UTC - in response to Message 1360583.  

It should also be a criminal offence for any lorry to have TV's in the cab. That's what radios are for!

In principle I would agree with that. But these long distance lorries have double size cabs with a bunk area at the back. This allows a driver to do his allotted hours, then stop for a meal and a rest or a sleep. When you are away from home for 4 or 5 days at a time, a bit of relaxation i.e. TV is not unfair. But only provided it is back behind a curtained off area, and not visible by the driver. I don't know how practicable that would be to enforce.

So Mr plod randomly inspects a lorry in a layby and doesn't like what he sees. The driver gesticulates and gabbles at him in some foreign language. Is he gonna wait 2 hours by the roadside for an interpreter only to find that the lorry has broken down and wasn't going to be driven anywhere anyway? More likely it'll be 'evening all and on their way!



The old bill no longer nead to see the drivers tacho. Just plugs in a reader & everything is shown. The question is: - Will they do that?
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Message 1360588 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:36:21 UTC

It should also be a criminal offence for any lorry to have TV's in the cab

I would have to agree with that . To dam dangerous driving a road train . Road trains are multible trailers up to 6 big mother fers . the cab is for resting not watching tv and having a party which I have seen
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Message 1360589 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:36:26 UTC - in response to Message 1360587.  

Careful me boy, we do have some BHL's here you know. You don't want them mad at you!
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Message 1360590 - Posted: 24 Apr 2013, 9:37:44 UTC - in response to Message 1360588.  

It should also be a criminal offence for any lorry to have TV's in the cab

I would have to agree with that . To dam dangerous driving a road train . Road trains are multible trailers up to 6 big mother fers . the cab is for resting not watching tv and having a party which I have seen


Yeah, they're real beauts! Got family living just outside Adelaide & have ridden in them several times. Would dearly love to drive one.
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