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Recycling workers set to seek redundancy compensation

Recycling workers set to seek redundancy compensation
A group of professionals in the south of England who lost their jobs last month are now able to launch claims for redundancy settlements, it has emerged. 

Swindon-based recycling firm Northwood Environmental shut down a few weeks ago due to financial problems, which left some 65 workers and apprentices without a job, the Swindon Advertiser reports.

However, Chantrey Vellacott DFK has now been appointed as the administrator to oversee the closure, meaning the employees can submit applications with the government over issues such as lump sums, annual leave payment and unpaid wages.

Under the terms of the administration RP1 application forms will be released to all those affected by the closure.

Britainy Clark, a 17-year-old who had been working towards gaining a manufacturing NVQ with the firm, told the news source she and her colleagues have suffered from "a lot of broken promises".

"It's coming up to Christmas and the majority of us still haven't got jobs," she added.

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Posted by Chris Stevenson