Data file: Redundancy and collective consultationOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The latest in a series of articles that give the basics on key areas ofemployment legislation. This issue welook at redundancy and collective consultationThe hard facts Trade Union and Labour (Consolidation) Act 1992 As amended by Collective Redundancies and Tupe (Amendment) Regulations1999 came into force 1 November 1999. Section 188 – (1) Establishes a duty for the employer to consult when proposing to dismissmore that 20 employees by way of redundancy – (1A) Sets out time-scales for consultation according to number of employees – (2) Sets out what the consultation should involve – (3) Outlines which employees should be included for the purpose ofdetermining the number of employees to be dismissed for redundancy – (4) The employer must disclose certain information in writing to therepresentatives – (5), (5A) The employer shall deliver information to representatives in personor by post and allow access to such accommodation and facilities as appropriate– (7) Special circumstances which render it not reasonably practicable foremployers to comply with the section – Section 188A Sets out requirements for the election of employeerepresentatives – Section 189-196 Complaints, protective awards and duty of employer to notifySecretary of State of certain redundancies www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1992/Ukpga_19920052_en_1.htmEmployment Rights Act 1996 Came into force 28 July 1999. Establishes certain rights to be affordedto employee representatives. – Section 47 Right not to be subjected to any detriment – Section 61 Right to time off for employee representatives – Section 103 Establishes automatic unfair dismissal for an employee who isdismissed by reason of being an employee representative www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/1996018.htmReading around the subject – The Department of Trade and Industry website provides information foremployers and employees facing a potential redundancy situation. The websitegives access to DTI guidance notes and research papers. www.dti.gov.uk/er/redundancy.htm– The Acas website has a link to its advisory booklet on redundancy handling. www.acas.org.ukIn the news – “CBI attacks unions over redundancy law ‘myths’” – FinancialTimes, 4 May 2001. http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010504000606&query=redundancy+consultation+– “Job cuts coming – but don’t tell the workers” – The Scotsman,19 April 2001 http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010419005771&query=redundancy– “Lay-offs push Paris to act on labour law” – The Independent, 25April 2001. http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010425002921&query=marks+and+spencer+AND+france+AND+redundancy– “Court blocks closure of M&S stores in Paris” – The Times,10 April 2001. www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,3-112281,00.html Comments are closed.