Three-hour hearing for M&S whistleblower in the UK

A worker at Marks & Spencer faced a three-hour disciplinary hearing today after he “blew the whistle” on plans to cut redundancy pay for the company’s staff in the UK.

A worker at Marks & Spencer faced a three-hour disciplinary hearing today after he “blew the whistle” on plans to cut redundancy pay for the company’s staff in the UK.

The GMB union, which represented the man, said it was expecting a decision on what action he would face in the next few days.

The male employee, based at the retail giant’s London head office, contacted the media last month after the company told staff they were planning to reduce redundancy payouts.

He was suspended from duty.

The company refused to comment on the issue, saying it was an internal matter.

M&S changed its original proposals following consultations with staff but still reduced redundancy payouts from today.

An employee will now receive a maximum of 62 weeks pay rather than the previous 70 although this is more than the original proposal of 52 weeks.

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