Redundancy improvements achieved for play workers

Camden UNISON has won increases in redundancy pay for several play workers, including winning redundancy pay for some casual play workers whom the council initially said were not entitled to redundancy.

The closure of the council’s in-house play service led to nearly all staff being made redundant. On top of this, the service employed many casual workers who were told they would be sacked with no redundancy pay. Including some who worked regular hours every week for many years.

Following extensive negotiations with management, we used a formula UNISON previously agreed for Talacre sports centre workers which recognised regular additional and casual hours workers performed in people’s redundancy payments.

This led to several workers getting significantly increased redundancy packages, and some casual workers getting redundancy pay. Leaving some UNISON members up to £4500 better off.

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