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Emergency Employee Council meeting called at 8.30am today, and an official announcement to all affected employees by their respective managers at 9am. Directly affecting me and the rest of the en

Just had 'the chat' with Boss and I'm going to be Steve Jobless at the end of July, along with 40% of the company. I've been there 20 years and jumped at the chance of voluntary (it's not amazing, but

Best wishes XYZ.   Really hope you are kept on.   Quite worrying to think you could have more time to spend on DOSBODS.

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24 minutes ago, ccc said:

Previously would they have offered better redundancy terms - have they amended due to the present cluster fuck of a situation ? 

 

No.

None union site, and statutory terms have been the case from the day it opened.

I have left twice and later gone back - had I not done so I would've had 22 years of continuous service instead of 10.

 

 XYY

 

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Just now, The XYY Man said:

For every nine of us, one will be gone by the end of June.

No amount of fuckwit pedantry will change that...

 

 XYY

Comiserations.

But it has to be a unit of redundancy - An area of work that is redundant

Are there 5 people that make a unit?  They can't just cherry pick indivduals unles they volunteer.

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2 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

Comiserations.

But it has to be a unit of redundancy - An area of work that is redundant

Are there 5 people that make a unit?  They can't just cherry pick indivduals unles they volunteer.

We will find out over the coming weeks, and I know the rules and will do my best to make sure they adhere to them.

 

 XYY

 

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25 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

Emergency Employee Council meeting called at 8.30am today, and an official announcement to all affected employees by their respective managers at 9am.

Directly affecting me and the rest of the engineering department of forty-five people are five positions that will be made redundant within thirty days.

Fifty-nine across the plant as a whole.

Details are sketchy at the moment, and those seeking voluntary redundancy have a week to request it in writing - after which time more information should start filtering down.

Statutory redundancy packages only, so I will get around £8500 if I get the chop.

8/1 chance that I'm out of the door by the end of June - so please forgive me if the whisky is flowing, and I inadvertently upset any fucker tonight. Apologies in advance - given the current world-wide situation, there are extenuating circumstances...

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 XYY

 

What’s the point of asking for volunteers if they are only offering Statutory Redundancy. 

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4 minutes ago, Gloommonger said:

What's your gut feeling? Do you get on with management?

I don't get on with them at all.

But on the plus side I have unique skills and product knowledge that no-one else has.

And a lot of it is in my head and not documented. 

But if they want rid, they usually get away with it...

 

 XYY

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5 minutes ago, Virgil Caine said:

What’s the point of asking for volunteers if they are only offering Statutory Redundancy. 

They have to is the simple answer.

Folk close to retirement with long service might be tempted - but the caveat that if you are identified as key staff, then you will be refused it is already written in the official statement.

 

 XYY

 

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21 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

Comiserations.

But it has to be a unit of redundancy - An area of work that is redundant

Are there 5 people that make a unit?  They can't just cherry pick indivduals unles they volunteer.

All they have to do is draw up a set of criteria to measure people against and provided the list doesn't break equal opportunity laws that is enough. 

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