Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Compensation Bid after Redundancies

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Compensation Bid after Redundancies

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WORKERS made redundant without warning when a huge dairy in the North East went out of business are seeking compensation from receivers PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The union Usdaw, which represents workers who were employed by Dairy Farmers of Britain, has lodged a protective award claim following the closure of the dairies in June, because staff were not consulted first.

The company's Blaydon dairy, which supported around 600 jobs, closed its doors on June 12 when a management buy-out rescue deal failed.

A protective award of up to 90 days' pay can be made by an employment tribunal if it finds that an employer did not give staff the compulsory 90-day consultation period on possible redundancies.

Usdaw national officer John Gorle said: "We are disgusted with the actions of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who made hundreds of hard-working staff redundant at the drop of a hat, despite the legal requirement they engage in at least 90 days' consultation with staff and their representatives. …

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