Friday 14 August 2015

Redundancy cap will hit hundreds of thousands

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“The government’s proposed public-sector redundancy cap will affect hundreds of thousands of workers providing vital public services”, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis warned today.
He was speaking after the government launched a consultation on Treasury proposals for a law to cap at at £95,000 the amount paid to public-sector employees who are made redundant.
The consultation document speaks of “highly-paid public sector workers” receiving “huge taxpayer-funded payouts,” but UNISON points out that the cap will cover all payments to those who jobs are cut, including any early-retirement package.
“Make no mistake, these proposals are not aimed at high earners,” said Mr Prentis. “They will hit many long-serving, loyal staff on mid-range salaries, such as nurses, social workers, and police support staff.
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