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Redundancy selection criteria

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staveleymum Tue 25-Apr-17 11:02:43

Situation:
2 school sites (although one foundation school) merging into one. 2 sets of kitchen staff currently but only requires one set on merger. Sites less than 1/2 mile apart currently. The kitchen catering are outsourced so not employed by the school.

Currently the catering company are claiming that the closed site staff will be made redundant without putting both sets of staff at risk and identifying selection criteria.

Many of the parents wish to retain the services of the redundant head cook. Can the school influence the catering company on redundancy criteria and process?

TIA

Sistedtwister Tue 25-Apr-17 18:45:55

I don't know whether they can influence the catering company but surely it's up to the at risk workers to appeal the decision. I think it would depend on the wording ibn their contact regarding place of work. If it is a specific location then I don't think the company can pool them.

flowery Tue 25-Apr-17 19:03:20

I'm not sure I see the rationale here. The catering company operates kitchen teams in at least two (but probably more) schools. One of the schools is closing. The reason it's closing is irrelevant to the catering company- that's not their concern.

I imagine staff at the unaffected site would feel unfairly dismissed if they were bumped out of their post to make room for staff from a closing site.

As the catering company employ the staff it's for them to make these decisions. It's got nothing to do with the school and even less to do with the parents who "wish to retain the services" of a particular member of staff.

daisychain01 Wed 26-Apr-17 02:45:30

It would be very unfair and could lead to a claim (on the part of any other affected role) to show favouritism to your "head cook", just because the parents happen to like the person!

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