Tag: redundancy

‘Redundancy floodgates will open’ says Unite union

Image copyright Dan Kitwood The Unite union has called on the government to say it will extend its furlough scheme or face “redundancy floodgates” opening in the UK. Many workers can expect a “miserable Christmas” without targeted support for employers, the union warned. The government’s furloughing programme will end on 31 October. A Treasury spokesperson said the government has “not… Read more →

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Bombardier: 95 jobs at risk of redundancy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bombardier says it regrets the impact the announcement will have on its workforce and their families Aerospace firm Bombardier has said a further 95 jobs are at risk of redundancy at its NI operations. It follows the firm’s announcement in June of a workforce reduction due to interruptions and challenges caused by Covid-19. In a… Read more →

Redundancy advice calls triple as furlough scheme winds down

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Citizens Advice had the highest daily number of visitors to its website topped four times in one week Thousands of firms and employees are seeking redundancy advice as the coronavirus crisis continues to bite into the UK economy. Conciliation service Acas said calls to its redundancy advice line almost tripled in June and July,… Read more →

Rolls-Royce: 3,000 staff explore voluntary redundancy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 1,500 job cuts are expected to be lost from the engine-maker’s headquarters in Derby More than 3,000 workers have expressed interest in voluntary redundancy at Rolls-Royce across its UK operations. The engine company announced plans in May to reduce 9,000 jobs across its global workforce. About 1,500 jobs are expected to be lost… Read more →

Citizens advice takes redundancy call every two minutes

Image copyright Getty Images Citizens Advice says it is now receiving calls seeking redundancy advice once every two minutes. Its benefits advice web pages are also receiving record-breaking traffic – 4.4 million views since 23 March. The charity says the surge in calls is indicative of an “escalating employment crisis” in the UK. Citizens Advice is calling on the government… Read more →