I am writing to you for mediation of an event occurred on the dates mentioned below. I would to expose my case:
I'm a HGV1/Class1 driver and was working, (I do not work now), for A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd. At 4, 2nd Floor The Boulevard,in Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1XX contact: Steve Marshall, phone number: 01293 571 666 or Mobile Phone number: 0777 1873 886, Email:[email protected]
They sent to me to work at/ with City Link Ltd. in London City Depot. (from Monday 20th January 2014 until 5th March 2014), at 68, Willow Walk, London, SE1 5SF contact manager: 07 985 750 218 Offices phone n.(NNN) NNN-NNNN4326.
The problem refers to the cost of £275 taken twice from my wages for two fines, equal to the total of £550 (reduced at 50% paid before 14 days). “ For/by having circulated the day of 30th January 2014 at 03.13 hours and on 7th February 2014 at 02.47 hours in Kilburn High Street using, or causing or permitting driving to be a goods vehicle driven exceeding 18 tonnes maximum gross weight in a restricted street during prescribed hours". (London Lorry Control Scheme between 21.00 to 07.00 am.)
I accept that it was wrong to have driven down these streets at those nights (I didn't know before), and at those times however I have to refuse in paying these penalties of £550, as taken from The London Lorry Control Scheme from the London Council, for me as the driver, the fine should be £120 which I have paid already by paying an excess of £430 (£550 in total).
Furthermore, Linda Foran from City Link Ltd. and A-1 Direct recruitment Ltd) have not considered my allegations properly in this case because these fines of £550 pounds is for the haulier company.
I stopped working for them, because of having deducted the amount stated (£550) from my salary without notice or communication from A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd. or
Ms. Linda Foran Phone n.: XXXXXXXXXXX or email:[email protected]
Client Relationship Manager at City link Ltd. Coventry Airpark, Siskin Parkway West Baginton, Coventry, CV3 4PA.
This whole problem is generated by those weeks before I had requested to get paid for the rest periods, (breaks of 45 minutes, every 4.5 hours driving) like as a City Link’s driver and it is under the current law. City Link, Linda Foran and A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd. refused to pay me for my breaks and every day I've worked with them have granted from my wages, £9.00 per day, at A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd.
I started work for A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd. since 30th April 2009 until now, and it has always been the same. The rest time “Breaks” is time off work and it is part of the "Duty" and under the current law requires these breaks a rest time have thus should not be deducted from wages as part of the job.
The following points are requested as mediation by myself:
1 -. I would like to get a refund of £9.00 per day for my “Breaks Times” since 17th September 2013 until 5th March 2014 when I stopped to work for them.
2.-Also the restitution of my job driving for City Link Ltd. At Epsom Depot or London City Depot to be the closest to my home address and during this time I have proved my worth and capabilities along with them in this time and to get pay like other drivers.
3 -. I would like to get compensations by City Link Ltd., Linda Foran and A-1 Direct Recruitment Ltd. for the problems caused and allow me my job back. This is as a result of threats put towards me of “losing my job” and pushing me to drive in very unfavorable conditions, without giving me any destination addresses or any driving routes during the extreme windy weather conditions as we have had in the past weeks. It was very difficult to drive the Lorry with a Double Decker Trailer with very high risk of overturn on motorway and yet I managed to not have any accidents.
Finally, I do not deny my responsibility on the facts that I was working for them these days, however I am complaining more against the carrier company City Link Ltd, Linda Foran and A-1 Direct recruitment Ltd for it is who must have obligation to mark the route for/ to their drivers or agencies driver(more in my case because I am foreign driver) and they will do it for different reasons, such as to be economical, spend less time and save fuel.
If I chose that route A-5 Road, (from Coventry Hub to M-45 East, and then take the Motorway M-1/J-17, to XXXXX High Street, to Edgware Road and left at Marylebone Fly-Over and continuous with Marylebone Road, to Euston Road, Pentonville Road, Farrigdon Road, Blackfriars Bridge, Blackfriars Road, London Road, Elephant & Castle, A-2 Old Kent Road, Dunton Road and finally Willow Walk Road)
Kinds Regards, XXXXX XXXXX 07842 293 547,[email protected]