The union has hit out at the local authority run company’s disastrous news that the collapse of the Robin Hood company will see 230 jobs lost in Nottingham in November.
The union has placed the blame not only on the economic downturn but have also blamed the Nottingham city council run owners of the company as an “inexcusable example of how not to treat a loyal and dedicated workforce.”
A large proportion of staff at the company currently have less than two year’s service with no legal entitlement redundancy pay.
This situation is made worse as a large proportion of the RHE workforce is young, and will therefore only receive half a week’s pay for every year of service under the age of 22.
GMB are calling for a commitment by the employer and Nottingham city council to ensure every employee made redundant by RHE receives a minimum of three months redundancy pay
GMB organiser Sarah Worth said:
“Today’s news is devastating for workers at Robin Hood Energy.
“This is an example of a badly run local authority controlled company whose approach to industrial relations over the last nine months has been an inexcusable example of how not to treat a loyal and dedicated workforce.
“It’s time for RHE and Nottingham city council to make some form of amends and ensure every employee made redundant by RHE receives a minimum of three months redundancy pay. We will fight tooth and nail to ensure that these workers don’t end up on the scrap heap without a penny”.