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Employees granted £1.15m redundancy settlement

Employees granted £1.15m redundancy settlement

A seven-figure redundancy compensation package has been agreed with a group of 100 former-employees of electronics manufacturing firm Simclar.

Throughout last year, the Dunfermline-based company implemented 104 job losses in order to improve its financial situation in the aftermath of the global economic downturn.

And it has now emerged that trade union Community has secured a total compensation settlement of £1.15 million to be shared among those affected by this process.

The group told an employment tribunal in Glasgow that these professionals had been victims of unfair dismissal on the grounds that Simclar failed to meet its obligation of a 90-day consultation period.

In addition, it was also argued that the firm had been in breach of contractual terms such as providing individuals with proper holiday pay and a notice period.

John Paul McHugh, Scottish campaign manager at Community, observed: "It has been a very stressful time for our members and their families."

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Posted by Francesca Witney