+ Visit Cardiff FC for Latest News, Transfer Gossip, Fixtures and Match Results
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 89

Thread: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

  1. #41

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    not very easy to nightclub from home is it?
    I thought the concern was for people's health? Four people working in an office is less dangerous than 300 in a nightclub, no?

  2. #42

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    This thread just reads like the tory boys on here are desperate for someone to take part of the blame for the ongoing CF with regards to hgv drivers, and they don't want it to be the Tories or Brexit, so now we are blaming unions and mark Drakeford
    bLoOdY ToRiEs!

    Or maybe the reasoning for HGV issues thats been drummed into you is not the whole story and you should be open minded to hearing other sides of it?

  3. #43

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    Speaking to people, friends, colleagues, co-workers, clients and obviously working myself.
    Definitive stuff.

  4. #44

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    I thought the concern was for people's health? Four people working in an office is less dangerous than 300 in a nightclub, no?
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you have to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative LFT to gain entry to a nightclub here in Wales? No?

  5. #45

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Definitive stuff.
    Do you have no opinions of your own? You await the releases from National Statistics to tell you what to think?

    If you think a City player is good, what do you base it on? Probably your own eyes. Now stop being obtuse!

  6. #46

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't you have to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative LFT to gain entry to a nightclub here in Wales? No?
    Yes you do. And he could say that he would encourage businesses to do the same in order to allow staff to work together in a safe manner.

    He offers a route into nightclubs, but asks people to work at home. That's the difference.

  7. #47

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    This thread just reads like the tory boys on here are desperate for someone to take part of the blame for the ongoing CF with regards to hgv drivers, and they don't want it to be the Tories or Brexit, so now we are blaming unions and mark Drakeford
    Of course Brexit played a part ,along with a global shortage , 400 thousand vacancies in Europe , unattractive working conditions , poor pay driven by cheap agency labour, unattractive industry for women and young men .The point I made could the backlog at the DVLA help to move out the HGV /Driver applications rather than look to ballot for industrial action , this is effecting other workers not just themselves ,and what really does worry me will governments or businesses move this work away from Wales whcih woudl be a massive impact in that region if it thinks the DVLA is going to continue to be a barrier ?

  8. #48

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    Do you have no opinions of your own?
    I have plenty of opinions and I'm of the opinion that you're making assumptions based on little other than your own biases.

    I'm a civil servant. The only times I've worked at home during the pandemic have been on weekends when I've done unpaid work in an attempt to make up for the chronic staff shortages in our office which have been brought about by severe funding cuts in recent years.

    Despite the fact that around 80% of the work my office does is now digital and could easily be done by the staff while at home, our senior management have insisted on 100% staff attendance in the office since February - this while the Welsh government were recommending that people should work from home if they can and while the senior management (who are all based in England) were working from home themselves.

    It's Ok, though - we have plastic barriers between our desks now. They were installed on Monday afternoon. I kid you not. Meanwhile, the private enterprise that is based on the floor above us, and whose staff numbers usually dwarf ours, has had little more than a skeleton staff on site since the pandemic began.

  9. #49

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    He offers a route into nightclubs, but asks people to work at home if they can. That's the difference.
    There wouldn't be much point in asking people to go nightclubbing at home, no?

  10. #50

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    I have plenty of opinions and I'm of the opinion that you're making assumptions based on little other than your own biases.

    I'm a civil servant. The only times I've worked at home during the pandemic have been on weekends when I've done unpaid work in an attempt to make up for the chronic staff shortages in our office which have been brought about by severe funding cuts in recent years.

    Despite the fact that around 80% of the work my office does is now digital and could easily be done by the staff while at home, our senior management have insisted on 100% staff attendance in the office since February - this while the Welsh government were recommending that people should work from home if they can and while the senior management (who are all based in England) were working from home themselves.

    It's Ok, though - we have plastic barriers between our desks now. They were installed on Monday afternoon. I kid you not. Meanwhile, the private enterprise that is based on the floor above us, and whose staff numbers usually dwarf ours, has had little more than a skeleton staff on site since the pandemic began.
    Thats interesting. My experience is the exact opposite. Everyone I know in public sector offices is generally at home. Private sector, the opposite.

    It would certainly be interesting to see the data

  11. #51

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    There wouldn't be much point in asking people to go nightclubbing at home, no?
    You are missing my point. The point is to try and continue with our lives in a safer manner. It is demonstrably safer to have a meeting in an office than be in a large nightclub.

    Meetings can be held online. Socialising can also be done online. He offers a route to nightclubs (via vaccinations etc) yet keeps the door shut on offices, which is perhaps more important to the wider economy, wellbeing, secondary businesses etc.

    I don't see what's controversial here. We probably agree about most of it, you're just upset cos I'm not sucking off Mark Serwotka or something.

  12. #52

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    You are missing my point. The point is to try and continue with our lives in a safer manner. It is demonstrably safer to have a meeting in an office than be in a large nightclub.

    Meetings can be held online. Socialising can also be done online. He offers a route to nightclubs (via vaccinations etc) yet keeps the door shut on offices, which is perhaps more important to the wider economy, wellbeing, secondary businesses etc.

    I don't see what's controversial here. We probably agree about most of it, you're just upset cos I'm not sucking off Mark Serwotka or something.
    Your having a mare.

  13. #53

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    It would certainly be interesting to see the data
    It would, because for many months I've been reading reports about companies whose staff are mostly or entirely working from home, and how they'll never go back to working the way they used to as it was costly and counter-productive.

    I'm certainly not seeing much evidence of all of the private sector offices being full again when I walk through Cardiff city centre each day, that's for sure.

  14. #54

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    I don't see what's controversial here. We probably agree about most of it, you're just upset cos I'm not sucking off Mark Serwotka or something.
    I'm not upset in the slightest. I'm merely amused by your ignorance.

  15. #55

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    Thats interesting. My experience is the exact opposite. Everyone I know in public sector offices is generally at home. Private sector, the opposite.

    It would certainly be interesting to see the data
    I work in the private sector and almost everyone in my company, and the previous company I worked for are still working from home most of the time.

  16. #56

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    It would, because for many months I've been reading reports about companies whose staff are mostly or entirely working from home, and how they'll never go back to working the way they used to as it was costly and counter-productive.

    I'm certainly not seeing much evidence of all of the private sector offices being full again when I walk through Cardiff city centre each day, that's for sure.
    I didnt say full, and no one is talking about all companies going back to how they were before the pandemic. A shift, unquestionably has occured

  17. #57

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    I'm not upset in the slightest. I'm merely amused by your ignorance.
    I said that I believe private sector offices are generally more full than public sector. And that is my experince.

    Are you really saying that you think that is wrong?

  18. #58

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    Your having a mare.
    I don't think explaining myself again for those that don't understand my point is having a mare, but thanks for the concern.

  19. #59

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWales View Post
    I said that I believe private sector offices are generally more full than public sector. And that is my experince. Are you really saying that you think that is wrong?
    I don't have a firm opinion either way as the evidence is unclear.

    One thing I will say, though - at the behest of the Tory government, the work of the entire civil service has become increasingly digitalised in recent years and a far greater percentage of civil servants are now working at home either mostly or entirely. There was a very clear drive towards this situation long before Covid-19 reared its ugly head, and in some respects the pandemic has actually slowed the move towards remote working for various departments, including the one I work for.

  20. #60

    Re: DVLA Adding To HGV Shortages

    There is no issue working from home on sensitive data when using the correct IT equipment. I used to work for Capita doing PIP assessments. I did my assessments at peoples homes and wrote my reports at home. I used a laptop with IL3 security, security dongles and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for secure HDD encryption. Computer users trying to upgrade to Windows 11 will be hearing quite a bit about TPM’s as they will be are a requirement for the upgrade.

    IL3 standard allows for restricted data to be moved over public networks securely. This allowed me to access DWP databases at home. I doubt that the DVLA data has a higher security level that the DWP data.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •