Carphone Warehouse – Farewell Express October 28, 2011Posted by alancwu in News.
Express Repair Centres continue to shed staff in a rolling redundancy process. Reports from members indicate that only about half of the 65 or so Express Engineers now remain in the business with more redundancies projected over the coming months.
There are alternative roles in the business but, reportedly, on reduced wages and with very different responsibilities. If you are offered such roles as alternative employment rather than redundancy remember that you should be given a 4 week trial period in the new job. If you don’t feel that the role is suitable after that period, and – crucially – if the company agrees, you should be able to leave the business with your redundancy package.
What constitutes “suitable alternative employment” can be a complicated issue and you might disagree with your employer as to what, or is not, a suitable offer. When considering whether a role is suitable factors that would be considered important are pay, hours, status and location. If in doubt seek advice from your CWU branch or contact us via this site.