Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 1.5m Redundancy Payout Is Won for Workers from Failed Electronics Plant

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pounds 1.5m Redundancy Payout Is Won for Workers from Failed Electronics Plant

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Byline: By Gayle Tomlinson

Hundreds of axed electronics workers will receive a bumper pounds 1.5m payout.

An employment tribunal has ordered failed electronics firm Circatex to fork out the cash in redundancy payments after failing to give 90 days' notice to the sacked workers.

Some 360 staff lost their jobs after the South Shields electronics company went into administration in March.

They will now receive pounds 2,700 each, or pounds 270 a week for 10 weeks.

And they are guaranteed the money through the Government's Redundancy Payments Office.

Many of the axed staff worked for Circatex since the closure of Viasystems in 2001.

Many had survived mass redundancies when the American firm collapsed and had watched as their colleagues were told they would not receive a penny in redundancy or their pensions.

Hundreds of North East people are still fighting now to receive thousands of pounds owed to them.

Gary Woods, 38, was a lead operator at Circatex, working at the plant for 11 years, and was delighted with the ruling. …

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