Employment and Migration Blog

Tag: redunancy

  • Toyota – oh what a feeling?
    Posted by Stephen Booth on 27 Apr 2012
    There has been a bit of commentary since Toyota notified a large number of employees of redundancy last Monday. Employers having to sack people for redundancy, don’t generally enjoy it, and no doubt Toyota is no exception. The criticism of the methods used have a bit of a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” about them. Toyota had announced impending redundancies in January, and seems to have had extensive discussions with the unions, so it would’ve been a surprise to no-one. There has been criticism of tapping people on the shoulder when they arrived for work, and the employees being mini-bussed to a meeting where they were given the details. But if they’d sent a letter, or made a phone call, or sent a text to tell the affected workers, they would have been criticised for not being personal about it.