redundancy back pay

Hi, I am new to this site so don't fully know all the protocol's,  
My issue is I am being made redundant at the end of December 2021 and think I should get back pay for an agreed pay rise.
Our pay rise was due April 2021, the Union and company came to an agreement, we had a ballot and it passed in November 2021
the company has said we are not eligible as they are paying the rise and back dated pay in January 2022 and we will have left the month earlier.
 I have worked from April to December so I feel am due the agreed pay rise back pay 
Has anyone any thoughts    

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  • It sounds like a poor excuse to avoid paying you the wages you appear to be entitled to.

    There is nothing particularly unusual in payments being made after someone leaves a particular employment.  

    Have you asked your union rep about this?
  • daveyjp
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    As part of the redundancy process employees should have access to paid for legal advice.  This is the sort of issue the legal advice is set up for.

    The union can also assist, but only if you are a member.
  • Undervalued
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    daveyjp said:
    As part of the redundancy process employees should have access to paid for legal advice.  This is the sort of issue the legal advice is set up for.

    The union can also assist, but only if you are a member.
    Only if more than the statutory minimum redundancy entitlement is being paid in exchange for a settlement agreement.

    Even then, although the employee must have received legal advice either from a solicitor or a specially trained trades union rep, it is only customary and not actually obligatory that the company pays for this.

    As you say a union should assist a member to ensure that they get all their legal entitlements. 

    Whether the OP is entitled to the backdated pay rise is not certain by any means. It would depend on the terms that were agreed for the increase and for any settlement over and above statutory redundancy.

    For example, what about somebody who left at, say, the end of June? Are they entitled to a couple of months back dated increase?
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