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08 December 1998

Redundancy - a trade unionists' guide to the law and best practice
Over the last year more than three quarters of a million people have lost their jobs and redundancies appear to be once more on the increase, so it is vital for trade union representatives to understand how the law on redundancy operates and what employers must do to comply with it.

LRD's latest booklet, Redundancy - a trade unionists' guide to the law and best practice, provides a fully updated guide to redundancy law, where there have been major changes in recent years as a result of new legislation as well as significant case- law developments.

The booklet also contains information on best practice agreements taken from a new LRD survey of workplace representatives. This includes details of employers' selection criteria for redundancy and agreements on offers of alternative work and paid time-off for seeking alternative employment.

The booklet has six sections covering both the collective aspects of redundancy law - in particular consultation and selection - as well as individual rights to pay and alternative work.

Notes to editors

Redundancy - a trade unionists' guide to the law and best practice is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?2.95 or ?10 for non-labour movement bodies.
LRD Booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?24.50 (?62.85 for non-labour movement bodies). LRD publishes 11 booklets a year.
The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded 83 years ago. More than 2,000 trade union organisations, including 54 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership are affiliated.
For press enquiries only contact Sonia McKay on 0171 902 9804.

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