Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Blyth_spirit, May 18, 2009.
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Northern Echo story
Not seen posted elsewhere
"but he lost his job along with another 400 staff at the US-owned companyâs factory in Darlington, and has been out of work since. "
He has my sympathy, but the employment protection does not cover you if your entire department is 'downsized'.
Sadto hear the news, but it happened to me a few years ago mid tour I received a letter from my employers stating I was being made redundant at the end of my POTL. they got round it my stating Corporate restructoring and 'got away with it'.
Ironic that a Union is fighting to force protection for TA troops.
Isn't that the Government's job?
I was made redundant whilst on Resolute 1...it was a pig but that's showbiz!
One of the reasons I resigned and extended my mobilised service was so I didn't return to my old job just in time for redundancies (Is your job necessary ... well, we've just done without you for 6 months ...). Luckily I was in the UK and could get the wheels turning to look for a job before I got out.
Redundancy sucks, anyone affected has my heartfelt sympathy.
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