'Good' Redundancy Deal For Aylesbury Logistics Workers - Union

A good redundancy package was hammered out for workers at Cinram Logistics in Aylesbury after intensive negotiations by Unite the union.

The situation arose after Cinram lost its Universal Pictures contract to Sony DADC UK in Enfield in May.

The terms of the deal, which are confidential, mean that 29 workers will TUPE - Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations - transfer to Sony DADC.

The remaining 81 workers affected accepted the redundancy package that was negotiated by the union.

Unite regional officer Marie Hall said: "After detailed negotiations, we have been able to agree that 29 workers will be TUPE’d to Sony’s operation at Enfield. The remaining 81 affected have accepted a good redundancy package.

"The message that should go out is that belonging to a union is highly beneficial to workers.

"Without Unite's legal expertise and employment knowledge, it is very unlikely that the 29 workers would have been transferred to Sony and the remaining workers would have been left without any redundancy payment at all."

A further 111 Unite members at the Cinram warehouse operation continue to be employed by Cinram. However, Cinram has indicated that it can’t continue without the Universal contract. The management has assured Unite that it can afford to pay wages for July and possibly August.

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