Staff at Reeds Rains and Your Move are continuing to push to be recognised as a ‘collective’ by their employer LSL, as the days count down to next Tuesday when they say their redundancies become official.
The Your M Collective began in the south, with over 100 staff from some 38 Your Move branches.
Agents employed in branches in the west midlands yesterday expressed interest in joining.
A spokesperson for the collective told EYE: “As staff we do of course understand that LSL has a legal right to make us redundant.
“However, we challenge that they are not considering us a collective redundancy.
“As a collective redundancy, LSL would need to give 45 days from the initial consultation period.
“Therefore staff could not be made officially redundant until after April 5 and not February 19.
“These extra 45 days could mean the difference between paying mortgages next month.”
Meanwhile, EYE has received a number of pictures of ‘whited out’ branches in various locations and from different sources.
We have invited LSL to comment.
Below, the writing’s not so much on the wall but the window – one branch in the south; the second picture shows a branch in the midlands shortly after being white-washed