Today’s announcement about the financial situation of Carillion has no direct impact on services provided directly to those working for Defence, their families and the continuing work of the department.
Housing will continue to be serviced, catering facilities run, and buildings and offices cleaned, as well as other services the company is involved in providing.
There are extensive contingency plans for dealing with issues such as this to make sure that services to personnel and their families continue to be provided to a high standard. This remains a top priority for the department.
The facilities management contracts that provide catering, cleaning and maintenance services to Defence are all joint ventures involving partners in addition to Carillion. Contractually, these partners are required to continue to deliver services if one of the other partners fails. The department remains committed to these joint ventures, and has been working with relevant partners to ensure a smooth continuation of the provision of these services.
The MOD is confident in the robustness of these arrangements and the strength of the supporting suppliers.
Where Carillion is the sole provider of services, for example for construction projects, alternative arrangements are being put into place that will not affect Service personnel.
All Service personnel should continue to use pre-existing processes to report problems, including the use of the 24/7 helpdesk telephone numbers.
It's always been about looting.
Now they are insolvent, why not put in a claim for the court costs and debt fees if it costs nothing. You never know.Timbo wrote: ↑Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:50 pmIn my previous job, we sub-contracted for them (doing the drainage design) on a school new build. They were absolutely shocking at paying their bills. I mean over a year and an undefended CCJ later. Even then, they only paid the invoice face value and refused to pay the court costs or debt collection fees. I'm very sorry for the people who've lost their jobs but Carillion were a bulging cyst on the British construction industry. Given that their workload all still needs doing, hopefully all those affected can be put back to work for better-run companies in short order.
The recent McDonalds strike for a living wage by mainly white British workers is just the sort cause you'd expect Farage to get behind as wage depression is a subject he constantly talks about. But said nothing strangely.
Probably because there are people in the City who were betting on Carillion's collapse and have made a fuckload of money on it.Watchman wrote: ↑Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:33 pmWhat I seem to notice, whenever there is a major social/economic event like this, gobshite rent-a-quotes like Farage just disappear. I thought he was man of the people, standing up for the little guy, our greatest politician since Maggie etc etc...................Just proves once and for all he has no intelligent contribution to make, just imagine if he really was PM and having to deal with this shitstorm.
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