United Kingdom -Dispute continues over the unlawful dismissal at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) -April 24, 2012

The industrial dispute over the shock announcement that the Austrian owned Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) plant in Bootle, Liverpool was to shut continues (see the February Newsletter). Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has not been consulted over the decision to close the MMP site and this breaches both UK and European legal obligations. The union is to take legal action over the unlawful dismissal of its workforce and closure of the site and is arranging to issue an application in the Employment Tribunal claiming a protective award on behalf of all union members made redundant. The union backed up by UNI Global seeks the maximum remedy of 13 weeks gross pay for each member. Unite announced on 24 April that it is travelling to the MMP shareholders’ meeting in Vienna to demand a hearing with the company management that has continuously refused to talk to the union.

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