Fury as take away delivery driver deducted £30 from his wages in South Wales

South Wales take away delivery driver has £30 deducted from his wages for a wrong delivery

Fury has broken out in South Wales as a take away delivery driver delivered a Chinese meal to a wrong address.

The take away delivery driver, striving to make a living during the Welsh lockdown took to social media to slam the person who took the delivery in, free of charge without admitting it was the wrong address.

Jason Jones from Pontyclun posted to ‘Pontyclun hub’ a social media page, set up for the community the following:

To the woman who lives in no9 station terrace Pontyclun i hope u enjoyed your £30 worth of chinese food last night knowing full well it was not yours the customer whose food it was phoned the shop asking where her food was turns out theres a station terrace in llanhary she was understanding and got her food which came out of my wages so i hope u proud of yourself”

Jones, who worked a full shift delivering take aways on a bleak Saturday evening providing an essential service to others was horrified by the dishonesty as well as others in the South Wales community.

Brad Jones, from neighbouring Pontypridd – a take away owner himself reported the incident to Global247news, to highlight the dishonesty of people on simple mistakes, as well as saying it was unfair to deduct the meal price from the drivers wages, he said:

“During these hard times I appeal for people to remain honest, it was a simple mistake – the driver has lost probably his whole evenings wages through the deduction just because of dishonesty”

“Us takeaways are providing an essential service, there is no reason through dishonesty to make others suffer hardship” he further added.

“Although I do feel it was unfair to deduct it from the poor lads wages, it will have probably wiped out his nights salary on the busiest evening of the week”

Due to the outrage on the social media group which totalled in a short time nearly 200 outraged comments, administrators of the group had to remove the post said Brad.

” The fury was immense” he said.

In the town of Pontyclun this morning, locals are considering setting up a funding page for the ‘robbed’ take away driver.

Julie Robyn  a resident of the town said: ” We are going to try and get a whip round going, we are a close community here in South Wales and this type of behaviour is disgusting on both sides, the take away owner making the deduction and the person not confessing it was not their food, Jason’s a lovely lad and these actions shouldn’t be taking place during a pandemic and such hardship” she said.

Ex lawyer Gareth Emery told this morning how he feels the deduction is illegal and that Jones should be reimbursed, as he said: “I’m sure that goes against employment and self employed contractual laws, I think you will find it’s a breach of regulations”

“He should report his employer” he advised.

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