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URTU Success at Employment Tribunal


Following an Employment Tribunal Hearing held on 4 February 2021, the URTU has won a protective award for a failure to comply with the requirements of Section 188 Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (failure to consult in a Redundancy situation), for members formerly employed by Almtone Limited (or its subsidiaries Canute Logistics) at its sites at Coventry, Retford (Gamston), Lancaster and Newport.

Members were originally made redundant between December 2018 and January 2019. Brian Hart, URTU National Officer, praised the URTU legal team;

"They had to overcome several difficult legal hurdles during a long standing and protracted legal process, in order to bring this matter before an Employment Judge.

"That perseverance has been rewarded with an award for a protected period of 90 days, which is the maximum award that can be given in these circumstances.

"Sadly, the company involved in this matter is no longer in existence, but the members who benefit from this decision can now make a claim to the Redundancy Payments Office".

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