Kier Highways AIW’s £131.50 / hour

04/05/2018 at about 9pm, an incident occurred in Areas 6&8 managed by Kier Highways.

  • 11:30 pm – AIW’s on the A1M responded and surprisingly at the same time:
  • 11:30 pm – AIW’s attended the A1 incident.
  •  2:50 am – they left
  •  6:00 am – ‘returned’ (to depot).

A charge for 3.5 hours attendance accounts for their involvement in the incident but the rates …

  • AIW £65.75 / hour at double time (£131.50) because 04/05/2018 was a Friday night … and we are told:
    • AIW’s work 8am to 5pm
    • AIW’s are paid double time after 5pm of a weekend (after 5pm Friday)

However, according to AIWs:

  • they work shifts
  • are not paid any uplifts after 5pm
  • overtime is at flat-rate

As for the repair, this was attended to promptly:

  • 09/05/2018 – 1st repair visit
  • 10/05/2018 – 2nd repair attendance
  • 11/05/2019 – repair completed

Completed in a week.  But … for reasons as yet unexplained, Kier did not invoice almost £20,000 until 29/05/2019.

This raises questions, for example:

  • intentionally withheld for some reason?
  • it has been charged to a Third Party at inflated rates whereas, over £10,000, it should have been billed to Highways England at ‘mates rates’
  • Billed in 2019, should it be invoiced at the new ‘NSORC’ rates? The old ‘post-10/2015’ schedule has been used – for more see ‘Kier Withhold Bringing New Claims in 2019

but … 09/2019:

  • Kier are now going to re-price using NSORC.

This latest development comes as a surprise …

  • why is Kier going to bill in accordance with a Highways England agreed process – they have failed to comply with contracts since 07/2014?

 

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