Tag Archives: collective redundancy

Asia: The Role of Unions

Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

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Singapore: Mandatory retrenchment notifications from 1 January 2017

From 1 January 2017, employers will be required to notify the Ministry of Manpower of certain retrenchments. Employers should take note of this mandatory requirement, as currently the Tripartite Guidelines on Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible  retrenchment only encourage employers … Continue reading

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Asia: redundancy notifications

The current global economic slowdown has meant that companies have started to look at redundancies as a cost-saving measure. This month, we take a look at the requirements relating to redundancy notifications in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan … Continue reading

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UK: What are my rights if my job is relocated due to Brexit?

The following article by Andrew Taggart was first published in Financial News, 22nd April 2016.

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UK: Collective redundancy consultation – resignation in response to pay cut counts towards consultation threshold

In applying the threshold for collective redundancy consultation obligations of 20 proposed dismissals, all dismissals which are for a reason unrelated to the individual concerned count. This includes dismissals and re-engagements in order to change terms of employment; the ECJ … Continue reading

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UK: ECJ follows Advocate General’s opinion and reinstates previous law on collective redundancy threshold

The European Court of Justice has given its judgment in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations. In welcome news for multi-site employers, the Court has ruled that, when applying the threshold for … Continue reading

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UK: Appeal news – collective redundancies, tribunal fees

The ECJ has confirmed that it will deliver its ruling on the UK trigger for collective redundancy consultation in the Woolworths case on 30 April 2015 – see here for further details. The Court of Appeal is due to consider … Continue reading

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UK: Pro-employer ECJ Advocate General opinion on test for collective redundancies consultation

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations for multi-site employers. The UK trigger requires 20 or more proposed redundancies … Continue reading

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UK: Collective redundancy obligations – Woolworths case referred to ECJ

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations for multi-site employers.  An expedited hearing will be sought. 

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UK: Appeal news- collective redundancy, calculation of holiday pay and commission

The appeal in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations for multi-site employers has been listed to be heard by the Court of Appeal on 21-22 January 2014. In a case due to … Continue reading

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