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GREENE King has referred to as final orders on 26 of its websites whereas an additional 53 will briefly shut with their future remaining within the steadiness.
The transfer, which was announced earlier this week, places round 800 employees throughout the 79 websites vulnerable to being made redundant, though it is hoped a few of these employees will probably be redeployed.
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Greene King has referred to as final orders on 26 websites, whereas an additional 53 stay within the steadinessCredit score: Alamy
Beneath we clarify what’s occurring to your native Greene King.
What number of branches does Greene King have?
Firstly, it is vital to notice that Greene King is a bunch of various pub and restaurant manufacturers, and Greene King pubs is only one of those manufacturers.
Different retailers underneath the group embody Chef & Brewer, Farmhouse Inns, Hungry Horse, Loch Fyne, Metropolitan Pub Firm, and Wacky Warehouse.
In whole, the Greene King group, which was based in 1799, has greater than 1,700 pubs and eating places throughout the UK and it employs 38,000 employees.
Which Greene King branches are closing?
To date, Greene King has solely revealed that 11 Loch Fyne eating places are among the many 26 websites closing for good.
It has additionally confirmed that different manufacturers affected by the closures will probably be Greene King and Hungry Horse.
What are my redundancy rights?
BEFORE making you unemployed, your employer ought to nonetheless perform a good redundancy course of.
You might be entitled to be consulted on the redundancy lay-off first and to obtain a statutory redundancy cost, so long as you have been working someplace for at the very least two years.
How a lot you are entitled to is dependent upon your age and size of service, though that is capped at 20 years. You may get:
- Half every week’s pay for every full 12 months you had been underneath 22,
- One week’s pay for every full 12 months you had been 22 or older, however underneath 41,
- One and half week’s pay for every full 12 months you had been 41 or older.
Sadly, you will not be entitled to a payout in the event you’ve been working to your employer for fewer than two years.
There must be a interval of collective session in addition to time for particular person ones in case your employer needs to make 20 or extra workers redundant inside 90 days or one another.
You might be additionally entitled to enchantment the choice by claiming unfair dismissal inside three months of being let go.
We have requested for a full record of each everlasting and short-term closures however Greene King says it will not be capable of present this till consultations with affected employees are concluded.
It is unclear how lengthy this may take as statutory redundancy notice periods fluctuate relying on how lengthy you have labored to your employer.
Why is Greene King closing pubs?
Greene King blames the closures on a slide in income after a 10pm curfew was imposed on the leisure trade in England from September 24.
The federal government crackdown is designed to curb the unfold of coronavirus as instances proceed to soar.
However it’s feared additional job losses could also be on the playing cards as simply this week Nicola Sturgeon introduced a 16 day “circuit-breaker” lockdown.
Beneath these new guidelines, pubs and eating places in Scotland have been ordered to cease serving alcohol inside between 6pm on Friday October 9 to Sunday October 25.
In the meantime, venues inside Scotland’s so-called “central belt”, protecting round 3.4million folks in and round Edinburgh and Glasgow, will probably be ordered to close their doorways fully.
Pubs in England had been pressured to shut their doorways again in March on account of the coronavirus lockdown.
They had been solely allowed to reopen once more from July 4 in England – so long as they adopted coronavirus security measures. Reopenings in Northern Eire, Scotland, and Wales diverse as coronavirus is a devolved difficulty.
On the time, Greene King showed The Sun around its new look bars, which may solely function at 60% capability as a result of social distancing.