G4S Makes Amends

#4
G4S can dream on. IIRC they failed to provide about half of the staff that they were contracted to provide so they can stick a couple of zeroes on the end of their £2.5m payment. I heard from a mate in Glasgow that virtually none of the G4S staff turned up at Hampden for the Olympic football and Strathclyde Police had to step in at very short notice.

I trust MoD and the Home office will be charging hefty management fees in addition to the costs they actually incurred.
 
#6
Interesting about the Hampden staff levels from G4S

My son was working down there with G4S and he used to turn up for work at the start of his shift only to be sent home as they were fully staffed. Now I admit this was at the aqua arena and not the Hampden site but at the same time his college mates went down and only ever got one full shift, the rest of the time they did whatever students do.
 
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Mr_Tigger

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#7
Perhaps the ******* can make amends by not kettleing me into a line like a mong for 10-15 of a morning until they can be arsed to check train tickets. Kill them all.
 
#8
The £2,500,000 donation may seem like a generous gesture, but seeing as G4S dropped the ball on a contract worth an estimated £284,000,000 I doubt it'll be enough to cover their embarrassment.

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ehwhat

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#9
Too little, too late. They should be returning 50% of the funds they received and be banned from future contracts for a decade.
 
#11
G4S charge 284,000,000.00 for 10,400 staff they didn't have.

G4S pays the MOD 2,500,000.00 for 18,200 staff!

I know it might be a little more complicated than that!
 
#12
I think the money should be used to buy those who attended the 2 weeks a gift. However, the way MOD procurement system works, each soldier will end up with a rat pack tin of processed cheese and the MOD will have to make up the difference in cost!
 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
G4S charge 284,000,000.00 for 10,400 staff they didn't have.

G4S pays the MOD 2,500,000.00 for 18,200 staff!

I know it might be a little more complicated than that!
Oh come on... The MoD had the bodies and not much else to do with them right now. Iraq has wound down and Afghanistan is winding down afterall
 
#14
Ok, another perspective:

G4S charges £1,706.73 per man per day (16 days)

G4S pays MOD £8.59 per man per day (16 days)
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#16
G4S have made a payment of £2.5M to the MoD in recognition of the way the military filled the 2012 security capability gap. Good news that it is going to Service welfare provision.

London 2012: G4S to donate £2.5m to armed forces | Sport | guardian.co.uk
Petty cash is right, If I had been dicked for this losing leave or straight off ops I would reallyy like a new table tennis bat for the WRVS, wait no I'd rather have 5 minutes with coe and a hockey stick!
 
#17
Following on from FF's over-simplification, here's another: £284m plus change for 10,000 means we paid about £27k for each individual from the initial requirement (regardless of the fact that most didn't turn up!). Even allowing for a generous 50% as "recruitment, training and management overheads", if we assume (and let's be generous) 2 months employment including training time, that adds up to an annual rate of pay of about £80k each - bargain!

But that's OK because they've offered to donate 0.9% to MOD....

Like FF, I know it's a bit more complicated than that but...
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#18
G4S charge 284,000,000.00 for 10,400 staff they didn't have.

G4S pays the MOD 2,500,000.00 for 18,200 staff!

I know it might be a little more complicated than that!
Nope I think thats complicated enough!
 
#19
G4S are also paying back a load more. This is an additional payment on top of the tens of millions they are being forced to pay back for screwing up so royally.

They should pay every penny back really for being such utterly useless tossers, but I suppose this is as good as we'll get.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#20
They could make amends by letting me deal with Coe, Danny Boyle and shed loads of others.
 

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