The Union Asked The British Court To Compensate For Ere Exceeding The “Legal Limit”

2021-02-27   |   by CusiGO

British courts announced plans to cut 3000 workers to workers’ representatives on Saturday. At the end of the telematics conference, four trade unions representing the company (fasga, CC OO, UGT and fetico) issued a joint statement warning that their position would be “to seek a strong condition for leaving beyond legal restrictions and the possibility of voluntary secondment.”.

The department store chain’s intention to cut its staff was agreed on Friday. Collective layoffs of 3000 will be the biggest employment adjustment in the history of the company. UK courts currently have 63000 employees, 5% of whom are affected.

At the meeting, the company will promise to set up a negotiation committee next week. According to the staff regulations, the so-called negotiation period should not exceed 30 days from then on. According to the union statement, the company’s representatives also said the outflow of workers was voluntary and “in good economic condition.”.

The union claims that the “terms of departure” are higher than the “statutory limit”, which means that the compensation exceeds the legal limit of 20 working days per year, 33 days if there is a legitimate reason for dismissal, and 33 days if there is no reason for dismissal.

In principle, the departure of 3000 people is a ceiling, so the eventual layoffs may affect fewer workers. In the last adjustment, the company terminated the contracts of 1340 employees over the age of 58, but there were more than 2000 applications for voluntary resignation. At that time, the condition for those who benefited from the scheme was that those affected would receive 70 per cent of their net wages by the age of 63.

The epidemic punished the accounts of British courts, like most companies. This led him to lose 510 million euros under the most stringent restrictions between March and may last year, when only his supermarket was not closed. However, this is due to a cyclical situation, coupled with changes in customer habits and needs, more and more turn to e-commerce. This is likely to lead to changes in the template structure of companies like large chain stores: fewer employees in stores and more employees in warehouses and distribution logistics.