outside service providers in th UK

Discussion in 'UPSers International' started by britbrown, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. britbrown

    britbrown New Member

    Has anybody heard anything Good/bad about OSP'S in the U.K.
    They were all set up at the back end of 2007 and start of 2008.

    Rumours abound about why they went down this route in the UK.

    Can anyone shed any light on this.
     
  2. packagemanuk

    packagemanuk New Member

    We have some at our depot and they were shambolic to start with.
    However, they have steadily improved since and are quite competent now....
     
  3. david cassin

    david cassin dublinbrown

    i work in ireland and we have some subbies as we call them who deliver some of our pkgs .we have had them for a good number of years they work well..can you tell me off hand what holiday entitlements you have in the uk.i heard the uk got some extra this year..
    cheers

    david:happy-very:
     
  4. CBUK

    CBUK Member

    An OSP is not the same as a subbie.

    OSP drivers work for a logistics firm under contract to UPS. They wear the same uniform and do the same job. Some centres in the U.K operate with some OSP drivers and some UPS employees.

    Rumours were bouncing around when they first started that they were a complete shambles and I heard that the firm that runs the OSP's was paying out £100,000 per week on timed delivery fails and NDAs.

    I've also heard that after time they are out performing the UPS drivers on service. I don't know what the future plans may be. We have no OSP drivers at my centre but my round borders with Northampton which is an ex Lynx site that runs 50% OSP.

    I beleive UPS Germany has 50% OSP drivers throughout the country. What worries me is that they earn less than us full time UPS employees. It doesn't give the Union much to work on when negotiating for our wages.

    They weren't very good at that anyway!
     
  5. mickiedaniels

    mickiedaniels New Member

    Yes, I must say they were really efficient nowadays. Though large companies save money on this, small ones can benefit too. Good luck! :happy2:
     
  6. UPS_UK

    UPS_UK Brown Brown & more Brown

    Hit and miss out of Reading Depot. Some can be good and some are not.

    They are more flexable than the normal UPS operations though, they ar etighter that a ducks @rse, but teh OSP's will always try and help out but are a pain in the bum!
     
  7. brown osp

    brown osp New Member

    Our whole depot is OSP.. badly run, badly treated, badly paid :sad-little:
     
  8. over10.5

    over10.5 Member

    What is OSP?
     
  9. CBUK

    CBUK Member

    OSP. Outside Service Provider.

    OSP drivers work for a logistics firm under contract to UPS. They wear the same uniform and do the same job. Some centres in the U.K operate with some OSP drivers and some UPS employees.
     
  10. over10.5

    over10.5 Member

    Dont you guys have a union contract?
     
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