No payout for Huelin-Renouf’s Guernsey staff
Friday 13th September 2013, 11:30AM BST.
FORMER Huelin-Renouf workers in Guernsey will not get redundancy pay, it has been revealed, despite colleagues in Jersey and the UK receiving a payout.
Guernsey has no statutory redundancy law and it has left some ex-employees in ‘dire straits’.
Two workers have spoken of their disgust with the States for failing to establish a law to protect them – despite a similar scenario affecting former Woolworths staff in 2009.
But Commerce and Employment minister Kevin Stewart said the cost of introducing a law would have to be considered given that companies going bust in Guernsey happened only ‘occasionally’.
He said the board would be meeting next Tuesday to discuss it.
Phil Myers, 58, worked for Huelin-Renouf, which went into liquidation last month, for seven years as a driver and loader.
He said the treatment of former employees was disgraceful.