Council installs tracking devices in vehicles to cut costs
Prescotts_cat says: I don't see what the problem is here, the council needs to know where its assets are and can then divert nearby units if there is something that needs doing quickly.
MICKSYKES says: All ERCC want is a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. Those who are toeing the line and not abusing it have nothing to worry about. The ones getting upset are the ones who are abusing the system by "hiding" in laybys and going home early. Bring on the trackers (and get supervisors out there checking up on workers). No wonder the roads are in such poor condition.
Dontwo says: It would be cheaper to send out some of these so-called managers with the workforce now and again. Give them something to do and help justify their position.
Yorksbloke says: East Riding bin lorries regularly stop down my street for a morning tea break. The other week, one was parked up for more than two hours while the workers sat and read the paper. It's a quiet area so they know they can get away with it.
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CrabbyJim says: Could it help the council to make better routes for the collections? If the information of the route is fed into a computer, and as one-way streets and traffic lights are taken into account, perhaps a better route can be found.
horbaczewski says: Even before tracking I can assure you, bosses had ways of checking up on crews. We used to get calls from people saying, 'It's noon and a crew are sitting in Waitrose car park having a sandwich and reading the paper'. Yes, madam, it's called their lunch hour.