The Brown letter is comming back

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by kennys-go-nad, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. Chaps heard on the grape vine that Manning Control Points are being brought back in after a lengthy rest in the APC vaults.

    Watch this space and if anyone is effected, please contact BAFF for information and help on the subject.
     
  2. 12 to 15 years in - job section of papers are usually Thursday, brace yourself to be anally invaded...!
     
  3. It's not a straight booting, if you're in an over-manned trade and not cutting the mustard either transfer or get out. CO's have ultimate influence. Makes sense to me.
     
  4. Just read that.

    I thought there were quite a few more than 3,000 affected by MCP? Esp over 25 years.

    So if you have done over 15 years you are safe?

    Soes it cover EVERYONE between 12 and 15 or just those at 12 or 15?
     
  5. There are plenty of ways of getting rid of the chaff. If Manning Control is used correctly fair one. It should not be used to discharge soldiers who are downgraded or abused by the C of C when there is a personality clash and looking for a way to punish. It happened before, and that was when it went horribly wrong last time and the reason it was stopped.

    Yep it was much more than the figures on the press release. G Buffoon admitted it in a letter to Paul Keetch.

    This is a cull and like before its going to hit the guys close to the magic number. Save a hell of lot in the pension pot

    Any how, feel free to get educated

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Manning-Control

    BAFF will be setting a page dedicated to Manning Control for those who are effected.
     
  6. Why not? If you can't do the job you are paid to do due to injury what use are you?
     
  7. I imagine there's a good argument that if the army breaks you, it wouldn't be fair for them to just discard you when you signed up for a full career, especially if they are able to employ you in another area.

    The counter argument could be that it happens in civvie street, but you would get a better financial deal outside, and civilian firms don't tend to break very many of their employees.
     
  8. If the army break you, you are usually able to get compensation.
    If you are injured whether its losing a leg to a mine or falling over in the NAFFI drunk at the age of 18, should the army then keep you for the next 22 years even though you are unable to do your job?
     
  9. There are plenty of fair and effective ways to Discharge soldiers who are injured and unable to perform at any level due to those injurys. In most cases that requires giving a pension. Wonga.
    The MOD do not want to make redundancies as again it costs Wonga
     
  10. Dunno, and don't really care as it doesn't effect me anymore (just thought I'd throw in a point, without getting drawn into the tedious, verbatim argument you have on a weekly basis with different posters around this issue).

    Although I remember lots of people who were downgraded with injuries that were the fault of the army, and they were still capable of doing of fulfilling certain roles.
     
  11. I'm sure an decent CO is going to recognise a soldier at his 15 year point who has been on tours, volunteered for all sport, been on exercise and is now broken to a fat useless tosser at his 15 year point who's been getting money for old rope until now.
     
  12. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Lets hope we don't have any repetition of the sort of nonsense that lead to guys being slung out and immediately reemployed on FTRS.
     
  13. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I take that this only refers to non-commissioned personnel?
     
  14. Sorry to come in like a cúnt: have you ever served? Were you around when the last round of MCPs came about? Do you remember (or have you bothered to find out) what they were used for?


    I'll give you a clue as my Regiment got rid of quite a few soldiers under MCP: it was a cynical excuse to get rid of average/ok soldiers before their pension points. It was a cynical excuse to get rid of soldiers injured in the line of duty (e.g. breaking a leg on exercise to such an extent that the soldier will never be fit again) without paying them a medical discharge. Why? Because MDing a soldier is expensive (almost 7-8% of what an average MP claims each year in expenses).

    MCP were shut down as the Courts rightly showed the the CoC placed immense pressure on soldiers to accept the change in terms of service, at tremendous personal cost to the soldiers concerned (loss of pension, loss war pension, loss of gratuity, loss of income support, loss of medical support, etc.

    That you even think that the CoC will apply them fairly across the board shows that you are either an ignorant cűnt or a gullible cúnt. I was a Captain in the Royal Artillery when the last round was being pushed through; I was, and remain, disgusted at the various Bty commanders and COs who abused the system (and destroyed loyal soldiers' lives in the process).

    Think I'm exaggerating? We all know QMs who refused to turn on the heating, stripped a regiment of all buckshees in order to get an OBE. MCP was exactly the same for the direct entry officer corps of certain ranks: the more soldiers a CO could get rid of, the better he thought he looked at the next Bde O group.

    Kenny has it bang-to-rights: this is all about saving money.