Somerset Council redundancy offer rejected – Heart

Somerset Council redundancy offer rejected Heart An improved voluntary redundancy deal for Somerset County Council staff has been rejected by union members. Around a quarter of members of the Council’s biggest union Unison took part in the ballot that turned down the deal. …

Hull MP Diana Johnson angry over BAE redundancies in Brough – BBC News

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BBC News Hull MP Diana Johnson angry over BAE redundancies in Brough BBC News “With taxpayers set to pay up to £100m to BAE Systems to make workers redundant , is the prime minister aware that £100m would actually pay for five new Hawk planes to be built at Brough for our Red Arrows, isn’t that a better use of the [money]?,” …

24 picked in voluntary redundancy – The Press

24 picked in voluntary redundancy The Press In October, vice-chancellor Rod Carr asked staff to consider taking voluntary redundancy as the university struggles to balance the books, after losing students because of the earthquakes. In a letter sent to the university’s 3000 staff this week, …

Redundancy can increase repossession risk – Stop-Repossessions.co.uk

Redundancy can increase repossession risk Stop-Repossessions.co.uk The chances that a person’s home might be repossessed are likely to increase significantly should they be made redundant or no longer be able to work. This has been illustrated with the example of a man in Swindon who was forced to move from his …

Cuts-era public sector: ‘not so much a fearful place as an exhausted one’ – The Guardian (blog)

Cuts-era public sector: ‘not so much a fearful place as an exhausted one’ The Guardian (blog) Since then he has lost his public sector job, found another one, and now faces the prospect of redundancy again. Here, in a guest piece, he reflects on the past 12 months. What a difference a year makes. In October 2010 I watched the chancellor George ..

Merseyside fire service faces further cuts – Wirral Globe

Merseyside fire service faces further cuts Wirral Globe “We will also re-open a generous voluntary redundancy scheme, but it has been accepted by the that we are unlikely to be able to avoid compulsory redundancies .” Across Merseyside, 100 fire service jobs have already been lost as part of the February … and more »

Government cuts: know your rights, Gemma Murray explains – Russell Jones & Walker

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Russell Jones & Walker Government cuts: know your rights, Gemma Murray explains Russell Jones & Walker If a redundancy situation arises at work, part-time working legislation provides that you should not be treated any less favourably as a part-time worker than those with comparable full-time positions, unless this treatment can be justified. … and more »

UK: Redundancy spectre raised as administrators mull Saab GB future – just-auto.com (subscription)

UK: Redundancy spectre raised as administrators mull Saab GB future just-auto.com (subscription) Administrators handling Saab GB’s administration filing have raised the potential of redundancies among the division’s 120 staff as the crisis engulfing the brand shows no sign of being resolved. David Dunckley and Daniel Taylor of Grant Thornton UK … and more »

Aviva’s general insurance staff to be worst hit by job cuts – Irish Independent

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Irish Times Aviva’s general insurance staff to be worst hit by job cuts Irish Independent The total Aviva Ireland workforce will be reduced from 1770 to between 1000 and 1200, but no redundancy notices will be issued to staff before March next year. Staff will be consulted on the changes, but a major battle is brewing over the terms of the …