5 GMB members working as security guards for Cardinal Security Limited and based at an ASDA warehouse in Didcot have won their Employment Tribunal claims for redundancy pay and holiday pay.
In January 2018, the members were informed that their employment would transfer to another company. However, there was evidence that the members were in fact redundant and that Cardinal Security were trying to avoid responsibility for paying the members redundancy pay.
GMB supported the members to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal.
At a hearing on 6 March 2020, the Reading Employment Tribunal held that the five members were made redundant and awarded them all of the money that they had claimed from Cardinal Security.
One of the claimants, Prem Gurung, who gave lead evidence on behalf of all of the claimants said, ‘I would like to say thank you to GMB for supporting us over such a long time. I am really grateful to the GMB.’
Kim Crangle, Employment Rights solicitor at Pattinson & Brewer, who acted for the claimants commented saying, “This is a great result for these GMB members, whose former employer sought to avoid paying them redundancy pay and holiday pay. Thanks to this successful claim, the members will finally be able to recover the money owing to them.”
Steve Hutchings, GMB Branch Secretary, commented saying, “This is a great result for our branch members. This is what GMB is all about – helping members”.