United Kingdom -Multinational Sodexo attempts to avoid redundancy payments -July 27, 2015

Multinational company Sodexo has offered redundancy payments to 436 laid off staff that amount to less than 50% of their contractual entitlements. Sodexo bid for and won a contract to run probation in six regions. The company is now laying off nearly 40% of its staff, amounting to 436 redundancies. In addition, the redundancy package offered by Sodexo is far less than the workers are contractually entitled to. Trade union GMB has now suggested Sodexo won the contracts by underplaying the cost of reducing staffing levels.

English: http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/stop-sodexo-cheating-probation-staff

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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