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Calculating Kilometers

Posted by admin on July 27, 2015 in Mapping & Payments, Rates |

  A large number of Contractors have complained of the rounding down of the travelled kilometers (and rightly so). I have saved a screen capture of the Government Buses website and it clearly states in the section that I have circled that: “You need to count every section that you travel in, whether you are […]

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Rates

Posted by admin on April 16, 2012 in Rates |

I have been providing transport to handicapped children for more than 30 years. I have enjoyed the work but over the last few years I have noticed that the pay rates have not kept pace with the growing costs, especially for short runs. Apparently a lot of other contractors shared my view and the situation […]

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Well I purchased a 2006 Commuter wheelchair access

Posted by admin on April 1, 2012 in Rates |

Well I purchased a 2006 Commuter wheelchair access, as the one I have had for 16 years finely kicked the bucket shame it didn’t last a couple of more months till i see how the revised rates work out,so as of now i will be running at a $35 a day loss as I had […]

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Band Aid

Posted by admin on February 27, 2012 in Rates |

While the report said they were going to review the rates for Term 2, I’m not sure they won’t just throw a few extra bucks our way and then think the problem is solved. They can’t just give this a ‘band aid’. It is broken – Completely. It needs repairing from the ground up – […]

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No We Can’t…….Yes We Can

Posted by admin on February 27, 2012 in Rates |

When we asked for a rate increase, 10 years into the first tender, we were told that under the tender act, the department can’t change the rates from what we originally tendered, yet with the new tender, THEY are able to change the rates WE tendered.

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INSULTING

Posted by admin on December 7, 2011 in Rates |

This pay rate offer is insulting to all, but especially to those who have had to suffer the last 10 years on already too low a rate while waiting for the department to bring out a new Request for Tender, FIVE YEARS after the last one expired. I was told by an employee that we […]

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Rates Below Industry Benchmark

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I would like to know who set the schedule of rates. I was under the impression at the meeting that we were to be assessed against an industry benchmark. I have since spoken to a company in the industry and was told the department rates are way below any industry benchmark.

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Unnecessary Expense

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

To save me the added expense of replacing the engine in my car for just the extended 6 months, I thought I should update early in preparation for what I submitted in my RFT. I had no reason to believe the rates would be less now than what they were 12 years ago. Now I […]

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Small Run

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

My run is in a congested area and due to the hour and a half time limit and now with no minimum rate, it will be impossible for me to get enough kilometers to cover my costs

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Waste Of Time

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I had no idea that we would be offered set rates otherwise I would never have bothered even tendering. The meeting I attended never mentioned this as a possibility. In fact, when a couple of people suggested this method, it was almost scoffed at. What a waste of time. A few years ago I accepted […]

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Can’t Pay Legislation Rates

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I have multiple runs where I have sub contractors but was to change this to all employees and so filled out my RFT this way. Now I have a situation where I can’t afford to pay them employee rates and yet even if I were to have this changed by getting their financials checked by […]

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End Of Business

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I have 4 runs that mostly I just on pay to my sub contractors who have been working at a rate lower than the legislation for me so as to hold the runs until the new rates started. There is only a small amount left after this so I have had to find a full […]

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Can’t Complain

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I only need a small income as I mainly work to help with the payments on my family car so the new rates are OK for me. The department have always done as they want anyway so there’s no use complaining.

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New Rates Wont Cover My Costs

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I have only one run that I drive myself so don’t need to cover wages but due to where I live, I have a huge amount of unpaid kilometers and without a minimum daily rate my extra travel expenses won’t be covered. I am looking for another job in the middle of the day in […]

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Should Have A Minimum Dailey Rate

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I only have one run and providing the kilometers stay the same, the rates are fine as it will cover my costs and pay me a small wage which is all I want. I like the set rates as at least everyone is now being paid the same amount, unlike the last 10 years when […]

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RFT Just Cost Me Money

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Contracts, Rates |

I have been driving for the the ASTP for many years and have over 10 runs now. I had to fill out a lot of paperwork in the RFT because of the amount of runs. It was a lot of work to do plus a large amount I had to pay an accountant to verify […]

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Left In Debt

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I have 3 runs, and depending on what kilometers are offered, may be able to continue with one if I drive myself but the other ones I can’t keep as I won’t be able to afford to pay my drivers. They have been driving for me for many years and are devastated. They also depend […]

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On Call To Department

Posted by admin on December 6, 2011 in Rates |

I have a run that changes daily, some days down to just one child. I am expected to have a vehicle and driver at their disposal yet they are offering rates that will barley cover the fuel, let alone the monthly car payments and annual expenses necessary to keep this car available.

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