Company has offered Statutory Redundancy Poilc says 2 weeks per year.

Hi I have worked for 26 years for a major British Airline, they have just announced 12000 redundancies, they are only offering statutory redundancy pay, when our workplace policy states 2 weeks per year, for me this means a loss of approx 17K if they go against their own policy and insist on paying the statutory payment, is this legal and is it a normal practice. Thanks.

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  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,847 Forumite
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    It depends if the "policy" is a hard and fast contractual entitlement and if so whether all of the terms and condition are being met.

    Of course if paying the enhanced redundancy would push the company into receivership  then that raises other questions.

    Presumably you are in a union? Or at the very least you must have colleagues doing a similar job that are union members? What does the union advise? 


  • Undervalued
    Undervalued Posts: 8,847 Forumite
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    It depends if the "policy" is a hard and fast contractual entitlement and if so whether all of the terms and condition are being met.

    Of course if paying the enhanced redundancy would push the company into receivership  then that raises other questions.

    Presumably you are in a union? Or at the very least you must have colleagues doing a similar job that are union members? What does the union advise? 


  • AnotherJoe
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    No need to be so coy, there's only one major British AIrline making 12k people redundant.
    I'd have thought the unions that cover BA would be all over this. I would speak to them.
    Good luck, I know a BA staff member who will likely be on that list (she's been waiting for it!) I'll see if i can find out from here what the deal is. She's cabin staff.

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