Defence Minister Philip Hammond
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Philip Hammond: Military job loss terms not ungenerous

Defence Minister Philip Hammond has rebuked criticism of the MoD's redundancy policy, insisting that the terms being offered to military staff were "far more generous in monetary terms" than those for civilian staff.

His comments came after MPs said it was "grotesque" that 40% of armed forces redundancies have been compulsory, while no civilian staff have been forced out of a job.

The Commons defence committee queried whether the terms on offer to military personnel were "fair or appropriate" given the "shocking" difference.

  • 25 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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