14 December 2011
Printing firm employees to receive redundancy pay
Statutory redundancy pay must be awarded to more than 50 former employees of a printing firm that closed earlier this year, a tribunal has decided.
According to the BBC, 51 members of staff at Gloucestershire company Orchestra lost their jobs in June after it was forced to cease trading due to financial constraints brought about by the recession.
However, an employment hearing has ruled that bosses of Orchestra did not consult these workers prior to the closure, meaning they are legally entitled to a compensation package of 90 days' wages.
Trevor Hall of Unite - a union with some 1.5 million members across a wide range of sectors - told the news source the source of this money has not yet been established.
"It's unclear whether the company will be in a position to pay or whether it will come from a redundancy protection organisation, that's being investigated by our solicitors," he noted.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson