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    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 22nd May 17, 11:18 AM
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    I've only worked at Solihull for 2.5 years, never CB but the few who i've met who transferred from CB always say they wish they stayed at CB. It's a different world at Solihull.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 22nd May 17, 4:31 PM
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    Think it depends on where you are and what you're doing.

    About 15 of us spent 7 months on secondment to Solihull, from Castle Bromwich, in BIW and most of us jumped at the chance to go back.

    Yes it is busier at Solihull, but the potential earnings are very much higher and in our opinion the shift patterns are better.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 23rd May 17, 2:32 PM
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    What shift patterns do you work at CB then? I assumed 3 shift same as most of us.

    I've worked in BIW all my time here and in the last 2/3 months since de-manning the extra workload put onto every persons process has made it hell. I want out.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 23rd May 17, 4:41 PM
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    It's days at the moment with a skeleton night crew.

    If and when it goes to 3 shifts it is likely to be 37hrs, 6-2, 2-10, 10-6, with a Friday of 6-11, 11-4 and 5-9. So coming back on a Friday evening to finish the nights off.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 24th May 17, 4:47 PM
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    I'd love that! Straight days i mean. Nights are vile, doing on my 2nd week of them now.
    • Chingymoto
    • By Chingymoto 13th Jun 17, 4:51 AM
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    Hi, has anyone heard anything about contracts when your on the 5 year probation period.
    • Suicidemachine
    • By Suicidemachine 13th Jun 17, 4:04 PM
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    Anyone who started on Jan 1st 2015 or after is on a 5 year maximum walkup which means after 5 years they either have to give you a job or fire you. Union said they didn't negotiate a guaranteed job offer so even if you had no sick days after 5 years they can fire you.

    It's supposed to be a maximum of 5 years but the deal stated there can only ever be 10% manpower and 90% JLR in terms of staff levels but sadly the union are useless and only interested in themselves. They have no interest in getting anyone a job because they are alright jack.

    Currently over 20% manpower on site at Solihull. In short i'd wager we will never get jobs and will get let go at end of 5 year period or before if you have time off/disciplinary problems.
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