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#938689 - 31st Mar 2015 5:33pm vauxhalls ellesmere port??
simonh Offline
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has anyone worked at vauxhalls and could tell me what its like there please. ive been offered work there with an agency. just wondered if its ongoing work or will they dump you after a week. dont want all the hassel of signing off then having to sign on again in a week or two

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#938729 - 31st Mar 2015 7:39pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
stanb Offline
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I was there for 40years.Depends on whether you get a rolling contract or not.Cant see it being for a week or two,not worth the hassle of training.Like any new job its hard till you get used to it but a good bunch of lads will see you alright.

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#938734 - 31st Mar 2015 8:00pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
simonh Offline
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thanks but its with an agency on 0 hour contract so could work one week then only do an hour a day the week after

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#938762 - 31st Mar 2015 10:11pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
Fireblade Offline
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Registered: 13th Apr 2011
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Unlike stanb,i was there only 30 yrs,but some of the
agency lads where treated like shite,notfrom
the Vauxhall lads but from the agency,they where brought
in to count defective stock,so if there was a fault.
say on steering rack,they'd go through so many stillages
then get sent home,i've known agency lads brought in at
2 in the morning,so just be careful

Thats my 2p worth ;-)

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#938763 - 31st Mar 2015 10:14pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
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Join a Union!!
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#938764 - 31st Mar 2015 10:17pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: RUDEBOX]
Fireblade Offline
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Originally Posted By: RUDEBOX
Join a Union!!


Do they still exist?????????????

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#938841 - 1st Apr 2015 9:03am Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
s7uajones Offline
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Registered: 14th Jan 2013
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The way I look at it is......
This is a way for you to get a foot in the door and maybe show them you could be an asset to there company.

Or you could sit at home and wonder WHAT IF

Only you can decide

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#938844 - 1st Apr 2015 10:00am Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
simonh Offline
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thanks guys

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#938869 - 1st Apr 2015 12:10pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
dustymclean Offline

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The unions are the parasites, that sat back and watched their members full time jobs go sideways, to be paid less than the going rate. A tier of management paid for by the grafters, while they swan around in flip flops and bling. Fireblade and Stanb will know exactly what I mean.Give the money to charity and represent yourself.

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#938907 - 1st Apr 2015 4:14pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
PhilH Offline
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Registered: 26th Apr 2008
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We are taking on a drip feed of agency workers in the paint unit as the factory gears up to produce the new model and they are all on full hours and being trained for various jobs. Cant speak for other parts of the plant but the training involved costs so I cant see that it would be that you are in one week and layed off the next if you are a good time keeper and doing what you are asked to. I haven't got a crystal ball to foresee the future and all workers there are hoping that the new car will be a seller with the paint unit back on to 3 production shifts toward the end of the year.

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#938915 - 1st Apr 2015 4:28pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
PhilH Offline
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Dusty.....the unions worked with the management to guarantee the plant stayed open and make us the most viable plant to be given the new model. Yes there were job casualties a few years back and a change in conditions for those who remained.Better to remain open with a future employing 1800 than the plant closing and the unions banging their drums saying hard luck to 2100 workers we gave it our best shot to save all your jobs. Its a very competitive industry and a plant in Germany is closing instead of Ellesmere Port because holding onto their existing conditions put them out of the running for this car.

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#938917 - 1st Apr 2015 4:32pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: PhilH]
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Registered: 13th Apr 2011
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Originally Posted By: PhilH
We are taking on a drip feed of agency workers in the paint unit as the factory gears up to produce the new model and they are all on full hours and being trained for various jobs. Cant speak for other parts of the plant but the training involved costs so I cant see that it would be that you are in one week and layed off the next if you are a good time keeper and doing what you are asked to. I haven't got a crystal ball to foresee the future and all workers there are hoping that the new car will be a seller with the paint unit back on to 3 production shifts toward the end of the year.


As your saying "We are taking" so are you from the agency,
or Vauxhalls??????????????

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#938924 - 1st Apr 2015 5:17pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
dustymclean Offline

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Registered: 18th Sep 2013
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Loc: birkenhead
Phil I had thirty three years in Vauxhall and for the best part enjoyed my stay and am ever grateful.I would not kid myself the plant survived because of the union, after all they did represent Luton. I have worked in "Luton and Russelsheim".I know and understand the bidding process used to drive down wages and conditions and set worker against worker.When the workforce is shrunk from twelve and a half thousand to two and a half thousand the only next option is closure of selective plants, and why not put the skids up them and claim back the gains made with others sweat and tears.I have the greatest respect for everybody who did a fair days work in what was my second home.
The factory cat

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#938925 - 1st Apr 2015 5:26pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: dustymclean]
Fireblade Offline
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Registered: 13th Apr 2011
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Dusty we could be brother's [factory cat]

Oh dont mention C shift for Gods sake lol ;-)

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#938926 - 1st Apr 2015 5:38pm Re: vauxhalls ellesmere port?? [Re: simonh]
dustymclean Offline

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Registered: 18th Sep 2013
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Loc: birkenhead
Lets all pretend we don't know each other, it works with my other half and I.The big question is,"what are they paying the agency guys"?

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