A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fair play on redundancy pay

Labour's affiliated unions have been running a campaign about up-rating the cap on statutory redundancy pay - Lindsay Hoyle MP has a Private Members' Bill on this up for Second Reading this Friday.

Earlier this week they asked people to get in touch with them to let them know why they're supporting the campaign for fairer redundancy pay. They've put them into a short video message:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on-fd592QEY

4 Comments:

Anonymous Rich said...

I agree completely, about time Labour started to talk about the real issues around the workplace.

8:58 am, March 12, 2009

 
Blogger Mark Still News said...

This campaign must be fully supported. If you are made redundant and have 10 years service you would only end up with £3.500 which is an absolute insult, because of the £350 cap!

Redundancy should be frowned upon and discouraged, companies should be forced to pay a minimum of £5,000 for every years service!

12:19 am, March 13, 2009

 
Blogger E10 Rifle said...

Good post Luke. Completely agree.

2:24 am, March 13, 2009

 
Anonymous Rich said...

The fact is it is too cheap to make someone redundant in the UK. I'm sure companies would think twice about getting rid of staff is there were large financial penalties.

I'm seeing many companies in my area that have seen record profits yet are still making redundancies.

This is why we have a Labour government and this is what people expected from a Labour government.

Act now while you still can.

9:46 pm, March 14, 2009

 

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