EEF comment on Collective Redundancy consultation changes

Commenting on today’s announcement of changes to the consultation period on collective redundancies, Tim Thomas, Head of Employment & Skills Policy at EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation said:

"Today’s announcement will send a strong to signal to industry that the government is committed to creating the flexible labour market that it needs. By reducing the consultation period from 90 to 45 days, the government has taken a further step to creating a modern, consultation system based on the quality, not the length of, the process.

“It now needs to complete the package by introducing simpler settlement agreements and protected conversations that provider a better base for discussing and managing change in the workplace.”

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