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Consultation on redundancies: Winding-up order did not curtail "protected period"

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    AEEU and GMB v Clydesdale Group plc (in receivership) [1995] IRLR 527 EAT (0 other reports)

In AEEU and GMB v Clydesdale Group plc (in receivership), the EAT holds that the making of a winding-up order does not bring the calculation period of a protective award - the "protected period" - to an end. An industrial tribunal erred in making the unions, whose representatives the company's receivers had failed to consult properly about making employees of the company redundant, a protective award ordering the company to pay the redundant employees' wages from the date of the first redundancies to the date when a court ordered the company to be wound up. In these circumstances, the EAT substitutes a protected period of 61 days for the 21 days allowed by the tribunal.