I have been working there for 5 years and yes i was given a contract. They change it every year. I know I dont have virtually any rights under the contract and if i sued I would probably win that I am not self employed. They are asking us to do more work and work to tighter schedules for no additional pay. My question is more to do with the legalities of asking me to sign a contract that we both know i am already in breach of (I have asked them to give me 90 days to sort out my vans) I was in breach of this last year but they didnt pursue it but this year there is financial consequence and also the legality of asking us to sign without telling us exactly what the financial consequence is in failing not less that 93% of eta deliveries.
I just heard from 1 of the drivers that the manager has stated even if we dont sign the new contract they are bringing the charges into play from next week as last years contract said they have the right to introduce penalties
Thanks for the response. If they gave me notice and then I took them to court because I doubt that I am self employed and if I won the case does that then give me rights to go for unfair dismissal??
PS What defines my status as self employed?