Finding support when you need it the most.
Due to factors exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, a factory in South Wales had been sadly forced to shut down with the loss of over 200 jobs.
Unsure of who to approach for support, the business came across Acas. After reaching out to the organisation, managers were quickly educated on both the legal responsibilities a company must adhere to and the good practice that goes along with it.
With the help of experts from Acas, sessions were held online for managers and employee representatives to explain the redundancy process, it's legalities and the challenges all colleagues would face during the exercise.
With workers welfare always at front of mind, the business was provided with support on issues including effect on morale, employee engagement, productivity and ongoing working relationships. The business crucially also received guidance on ensuring support was given to workers to secure new skills and future job opportunities.
Gareth Petty, Director of Acas Wales said:
“The coronavirus has created many challenges for employers and employees across the country. Our team in Wales have been working throughout the pandemic to support local businesses. We have been providing employment law advice, helping to resolve a range of management issues and supporting employers who are facing redundancy and restructuring, whilst also training hundreds of managers and business owners remotely using online digital platforms”
No organisation wants to be in a redundancy situation, but through the support of expert organisations you can do right by your workers while engaging with colleagues and trade unions.