Recent tweets about ALS/Capita
Capita said my lvl 1 #BSL is overqualified, asked if I'd interpret Russian instead. Don't speak a word of it I said. "Perfect!" they said
Diana MH @DianaLTU
#ALS #MOJFWA far from being a one stop agy. At least 30 other agencies are sending fake "interpreters" to Courts for good money every day.
Gary Wright @NewsKent
Dangerous Dutch trucker who filmed himself no handed refused court translator as "payment too low" in Folkestone. German speaking staff help
11.52 and interpreter still not here!
A qualified doctor wouldn't work for the wages of a shop assistant so, y did the govt. think that qualified linguists would? #MOJFWA
Dutch Interpreter @Dutch_interpret
Day 196 of Registered Public Service Interpreters declining to work for shoddy court interpreting contractor #ALSCapita http://www.linguistlounge.org
At court with an #ALSCapita interpreter who claims that the only fault of ALS is the fact them paying less not the fact he is unqualified!!
Sara Williams @lincolnslawyer
At court super early. But of course my Monday morning efforts are in vain...no interpreter!
ALSCapita offer:Get booked for 8 hrs for job in London,if job turns out to be only 1 hr,get paid £20(minus your expenses to get into London)
FALSE: According to Gavin Wheeldon, ALS had 3,900 terps on their books, 1800 qualified http://linguistlounge.org/index.php/all-articles/the-letters-page/527
Kyron Hodgetts @poutingpou
#ToryEthic give contracts to companies with a proven track record of FAILURE , G4S, A4E,ALS ETC oh well at least they became donors
#Cat applies for court interpreter job ("cat language"), is offered training by private company that now runs system: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19186942
Dickie Wood @dickiewood
Good job Capita didn't rebrand ALS yet or that might be more bad publicity for their piss-poor CV.
Jonathan Davies @barristerjon
Interpreter just turned up 5 hours late! No apology! Only attempt murder. #systemfallingapart
Legal Week @LegalWeek
Interpreters have been working in courts without required criminal record checks (BBC, h/t @rosamundmtaylor) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19186942
ALS in the news again. Glad I was encouraged NOT to be an interpreter now.ALS WHAT A DISASTER!!!
BBC Radio Manchester @bbcradiomanc
NEWS: BBC discovers interpreters from a private company in Delph have been working in courts without having criminal record checks.
Katya Ford @KatyaFord
Cases are adjourned every day because there's no interpreter in court. A juvenile is spending extra week in prison because #ALSCapita failed
The Polish interpreter appears to be telepathic. Seems to be translating without moving her lips.
Katya Ford @KatyaFord
Mentioned yesterday a solicitor reporting 8 cases adjourned in London due to #ALSCapita no interpreter. This is over the last 2 months only.
Stephen Briggs @PTstephenB
As someone who reports in courts week in week out it's an issue i've seen 1st hand, and spoken to frustrated lawyers defendants & victims
I've also spoken to judges, court staff and interpreters. Its a major issue costing money and time, as well as some people time in custody
Richard Sampson @rmasampson
Case adjourned for second time, no interpreter when court had a confirmed booking for 10 o'clock start. Wasted costs? #ALS
@rmasampson Unacceptable service from #ALS costing taxpayer £millions wasted costs why are Gov unable terminate their contract? #interpreter
Paralegal Tony @ParalegalTony
Problems at Court when interpreter fails to attend. Moral: Dnt cause trouble if u dnt speak the lingo