Tag: redundancies

Covid-19: New Jobs Support Scheme ‘will not stop mass redundancies’

Related Topics Job Support Scheme (JSS) image captionTourism plays an important part in Scotland’s economy The new Jobs Support Scheme announced by the chancellor will fail to prevent mass redundancies, the Scottish tourism sector has warned. Rishi Sunak said the government would top up the wages of workers in “viable jobs”, with staff getting up to 77% of their normal… Read more →

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Unemployment: Planned redundancies twice the rate of last recession

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of household names have announced redundancy plans since the pandemic began Employers in Britain are planning more than twice as many redundancies than they did at the height of the last recession, new figures show. About 180,000 job cuts were planned from January to March 2009, while 380,000 were planned from May… Read more →

Coronavirus: NI employers proposed 2,000 redundancies in July

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The number of proposed redundancies from the start of the coronavirus pandemic in NI is now more than 6,000 Employers in Northern Ireland proposed almost 2,000 redundancies in July, according to official figures. A further 163 redundancies were proposed in the first 10 days of August. That brings the total number of proposed redundancies… Read more →

Coronavirus: Almost 2,500 redundancies proposed in NI in June

Image copyright Getty Images Employers in Northern Ireland proposed almost 2,500 redundancies in June, which is the highest monthly figure on record. A further 745 redundancies were proposed in the first two weeks of July. The total number of proposed redundancies since the start of March is now 4,900. Companies are required to notify the government when they plan to… Read more →

Belfast International Airport: Unite says 54 redundancies planned

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Unite has called for a strategy to protect airport jobs There are plans to make 54 security workers redundant at Belfast International Airport, the Unite union has said. Unite said it had been notified about the planned redundancies by employer Wilson James. The union said the workers had thought they would be protected through the… Read more →