RMT seeks legal advice as to whether the owners of City Link are in breach of their responsibilities

City Link workers protest after being made redundant

City Link workers protest after being made redundant

The RMT is considering legal action against City Link boss Jon Moulton who on New Year’s Eve made 2,356 workers redundant.

In a circular to members, RMT general secretary Mick Cash wrote: “I am seeking legal advice as to whether the owners of City Link are in breach of their responsibilities and whether there is any action we can take against them.

“I am also obtaining legal advice as to what steps our members need to take, be they direct employees or contracted staff.”

The union has been highly critical of the decision to place City Link into administration on Christmas Day. Owner Jon Moulton donated £450,000 to the Tories between 2004 and 2011.

Mick Cash said: “It was utterly disgraceful that City Link was placed in administration and the fact the announcement was made on Christmas Day by City Link is shameful and scandalous.

“This is especially the case when it subsequently transpired that the administrators had been called in back in November and that the company was aware on 22 December that administration was inevitable – but no one had told the workforce or the Union.

“The timing of the announcement was both brutal and cynical and clearly designed to squeeze every last drop out of our members in the busy delivery period up until Christmas and then hope that making the announcement during the holiday period would slow and prevent any response.”


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