The very best of luck to Graeme Rolfe of Go Diamond. He has decided to employ ADIs! He tells us he is looking to provide security to instructors in these times of uncertainty. This will give ADIs sick pay, pension and holiday pay, things that other industries take for granted but unusual in this one. If you are interested pop over to Graeme’s facebook page.
The Chancellor has announced that UK workers will get 67% of pay if firms told to shut. Nothing so far about the self-employed. We wait with baited breath and fingers crossed till Monday to know what businesses, and where, will be told to close. You can see the BBC article here.
We have once again written to the HSE about waiting rooms. Thank you to all those members who have done likewise. You might be interested to read this piece from Cornwall Live on the topic. Thanks also to those of you who have sent in photographs of people standing outside in some pretty awful weather.
Interestingly, we have heard from colleagues in Northern Ireland that the DVA there has not only allowed ADIs use of the toilet facilities, but waiting rooms too.
Anybody whose students use Reading Theory Test Centre? If so you need to tell them that the venue is changing after Saturday 24 October to the new address – First Floor, Greyfriars Gate, Greyfriars Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1NU.
There is also a change of venue for theory test candidates on the Isle of Islay – the next testing date on 7 November will be at The Gaelic Centre, Garnatra, Bowmore, Islay, PA43 7LN
Our friends at Intelligent Instructor have a series of Masterclasses that may be of interest to you. You will I’m sure have heard of many of the names – our own Lynne Barrie, Lou Walsh, Kev Field, to name but a few. The Masterclass training sessions will take place by Zoom so are totally Covid compliant! Places are limited so please book early – the cost for each one is £35.
Full details can be found here.
During lockdown we promoted the NJC talk line, for anyone needing a sympathetic ear. A number of the folk we had at the end of the phone line are trained counsellors, some have worked with Samaritans. They were able to provide a valuable service that was much appreciated by those who accessed it. If you are in need of some support please feel free to contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who listen to you.
The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Please feel free to contact us for help and support.
ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444
The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414
The ADINJC is a national association run by ADIs on a not-for-profit basis. We work tirelessly to inform, represent and support our members, and to promote the interests of our profession.