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IBM: About those agreed voluntary redundancies ... we were just kidding

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Re: How many will now leave anyway.... and miss out on redundancy?

How many will now leave anyway.... and miss out on redundancy?

A lot. Which reduces Big Blue bill and someone is getting a bonus for this manoeuvre.

It is a classic.

The other classic is to drag on TUPE beyond the initially announced dates so people leave instead of declining it. The difference between the two can be quite substantial, because if you leave you are not entitled to raise any issues about TUPE violations and the most you can fight for is constructive dismissal. It is also non-collective - everyone fights for themselves. Compared to that if a company caught violating TUPE it takes one employee to win that and everyone gets paid with the award calculated as punitive.

I have been on the receiving sides of both (albeit not in Big Blue) and have chickened out in both cases. I just do not have the nerves made of steel needed to not arrange for a new job on the predicted closure date.

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