Friday, 6 March 2009

Ton-up at The Times

Much embarrassment at the Times, which seems to have bungled its new redundancy programme.
I hear that management assumed that they could get away with whacking some production staff along with a load of casuals - carelessly forgetting that, under employment law, dispatching a casual counts just the same as sacking a full-time member of staff.
So all the whacked casuals nudged the number of lay-offs just above the magic 100 mark – the level which means that the paper now has to go through a lengthy consultation process. D’oh!

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