I am posting this for my partner, I do not wish to mention his exact trade nor the company for obvious reasons, as I wouldn’t want anyone he works for that may possibly read this see its about them,
My partner is working for a company as a sub-contracter, and has been with them for over 2yrs now, (no offer to be on wages without his pay rate dropping dramatically as yet)
Anyway around 5months ago his boss had told him that the next contract (he works for a company that is contracted to do the work and then the company contracts out specific parts of the work to be done to its workers our) coming up he was going to give to him solely so that he could make a considerable amount extra for all the work he was now doing (around an extra $20-$25 per/hr on top of his current rate is the average rate for the work being done) anyway the months have ticked by and the work load and demand has increased dramatically also (I still can’t believe how my partner works so hard, he’s a true hard worker to the bone and a massive asset to the company he works for) anyhow long story short after no increase as yet he found out from a work-mate that his boss and one of the other supervisors got the contract between themselves 4months ago and are each getting the $60/hr pay rate for NOTHING, while my Hubby does ALL THE WORK, every single scrap of work the contract is for he is doing while they go about their usual prior duties/job descriptions reaping all the benefits.
Is this allowable? I mean obviously it most likely is even though its not a fair way of conducting business, but what I’m getting at is there anyway his boss (who is only in charge of the workers on his site, his a foreman) could be in any trouble higher up for being paid the higher rate for work which he is not doing?(the company itself likes to look after each employee and pay them accordingly for all work they complete.
I’m not sure if I’ve explained the issue really well but any feedback would be great.
Please keep comments fair, and yes I did tell my partner to get it in writing when it was offered to him but sadly he didn’t as many people do he took his bosses word for it.