Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire print workers win redundancy payout

More than 50 workers at a printing firm in Gloucestershire that closed in June are entitled to statutory redundancy pay, a tribunal has ruled.

The employment tribunal said Orchestra, based near Wotton-under-Edge, failed to consult its 51 staff on the closure.

Trevor Hall, of union Unite, said their solicitors would now investigate how the money would be paid to the workers.

The ruling means they are now eligible for 90 days' pay in compensation.

"It's unclear whether the company will be in a position to pay or whether it will come from a redundancy protection organisation, that's being investigated by our solicitors," said Mr Hall.

"But it will mean that 51 of them will receive their 90 days' pay one way or another."

The plant in Gloucestershire was part of the Orchestra Group, which specialises in marketing and communications.

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