Telegraph cull staff should have three months' grace says NUJ

Telegraph journalists facing redundancy are entitled to three months' grace before losing their jobs, according to the NUJ.

Management
at Telegraph Group this week notified the Department of Trade and
Industry of the 134 redundancies overall which are being made out of a
total staff of around 1,000.

By law, any company making more than 100 staff redundant has to notify
the DTI and give three months' notice in order to allow for
consultation.

This means, in theory, no one should lose their job before 15 December.

However, according to the NUJ, three journalists on the
Telegraph City desk under threat of redundancy have been they could not
move to the new office with the rest of the department this week.

The whole of Telegraph Group is currently moving from Canary Wharf to Victoria.

NUJ national newspapers organiser Barry Fitzpatrick said: “We had a
meeting yesterday [with Telegraph management] which was less than
inspiring. They seem totally unwilling to conduct this consultation
process in any meaningful way, they certainly aren’t willing to give us
the information we are entitled to know.

“They are trying to bundle people out of the way well before 15
December. For a company of some repute they seem to have a complete
disregard for the employment rights of their staff. It is quite
disgraceful.”

Telegraph management declined to comment.

Comments
No comments to display

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

4 × 1 =

CLOSE
CLOSE