Union wins ‘protective award’ for staff made redundant after Canute Group collapse


The United Road Transport Union (URTU) said it had won a “protective award” for staff made redundant when Almtone-owned Canute Group ceased trading in 2018. Following an employment tribunal hearing last month, the union said it had been successful before a judge in showing that Almtone had failed to consult former employees at its sites in Coventry, Retford, Lancaster and Newport about their looming redundancy. It added that URTU members had been made redundant between December 2018 and January 2019. […]