[Cars clamped on the Mespil Road last summer]
The Irish Times has seen documents showing that clamping company Dublin Street Parking Services have been given a clamping target of 60,000 vehicles a year by Dublin City Council with the council threatening to pay the company less if this target is not met.
In order for the DSPS to reach that target it is offering to pay its 50 staff members a bonus of €2,000 each – should the target be met.
Also, the Irish Times reports that clampers can leave a 10-hour shift after 8.5 hours if they’ve clamped 21 cars.
In a letter to staff last year, sent prior to the appointment of the facilitator, the company said the council was not happy with the number of clampings in 2012. “We were expected to deliver approximately 60,000 clamps in 2012. We delivered approximately 54,000. If we continue to deliver 10 per cent less than the service that is expected, the council wants to pay less for the service.”
A man takes matters into his own hands and removes a clamp from his van at an unknown location in Dublin, before driving off.
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Via Brian Walsh
Thanks Clampers Outside
A flash I’m going to pretend I didn’t just see: “AIB SAID TO CONSIDER REINTRODUCING EXECUTIVE INCENTIVE PLAN.”
— Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) January 28, 2014
They’d only emigrate otherwise.
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Allied Irish Banks will have to increase pay for hundreds of workers because senior executives received nearly €4m in secret bonuses allegedly designed to prevent them from abandoning the State-owned institution.
A human resources bank official told [a] tribunal that the secret bonuses, which included £426,000 paid to 24 senior managers at [AIB’s Northern ireland unit] First Trust in Northern Ireland, were “retention payments”.
...The payments were made last year and the recipients were warned not to tell anybody they’d received the cash.