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City Link chiefs took £350,000 in fees prior to collapse
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "It's has emerged this morning from accounts filed by Jon Moulton's Better Capital outfit that they extracted a massive £350,000 in "consultancy fees" while City Link was teetering on the brink of collapse in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital, jon moulton
A year on from City Link collapse RMT warns
A year on from the Christmas collapse of giant delivery outfit City Link, a scandal which dumped three thousand staff and contractors out of work on Christmas Day 2014, transport union RMT has warned that the UK’s slack corporate laws mean...
Region: National
Tagged with: City Link
RMT responds to City Link directors "not guilty" verdict
“It shows the weakness of UK employment law and will send out a green light to bad bosses the length and breadth of the country to carry on treating their staff like dirt. “RMT will continue to fight for stronger...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link - Prosecution of Directors for Failing to Consult
Today Thursday 5 November and Friday 6 November, three directors of logistics firm City Link - CEO David Smith, finance director Robert Peto as well as Thomas Wright are before the courts. The three are expected to set out why they believe they...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital
RMT Continues with City Link Campaign
ON THE 5th and 6th November, three directors of logistics firm City Link - including the CEO and finance director- will come before the courts in Coventry over their failure to consult their workers in advance of the collapse of the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT on criminal prosecution of City Link directors
"They connived to get workers to do overtime over Christmas and for self-employed people to do shifts that they knew they would never be paid for. " This was bandit capitalism in the raw and should have no place in British...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT continues fight for justice for City Link workers
Individual members’ claims for redundancy pay, notice pay, holiday pay, outstanding wages and unfair dismissal are being prepared by RMT lawyers. In addition, collective claims for the failure by City Link to inform and consult over the dismissals are being...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT slams "rotten business practices"
The RMT information comes from official  documents on EY’s own website – listed here http://www.ey.com/UK/en/Services/Transactions/Transaction-Planning-and-Management/Restructuring/Citylinkadmin The company was folded on Christmas Eve amongst a storm of protest by speculator Jon Moulton’s outfit Better Capital in what RMT described as a...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young,
BIS to take evidence on City Link collapse today
“It remains the case that nearly 3000 workers were dumped out into the cold over the festive period in a shocking example of how bandit capitalism operates unfettered in this country.   “The fight for justice for the City Link workforce,...
Region: National
Tagged with: scottish affairs select committee, bis, city link
RMT welcomes Select Committee probe into City Link scandal
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "Anyone who thought that RMT had given up the fight for justice for City Link workers should think again and that includes Vince Cable and his Government and Jon Moulton and his Better Capital mob....
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital, scottish affairs select committee
City Link: Important Event in Glasgow Monday 12 January
Dear Colleagues As part of their investigation into the City Link Scandal, the Westminster Scottish Affairs Select Committee of MPs will be visiting  Glasgow on Monday 12 January  to hear the views of ex City Link workers. Members are very much...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: city link
Remaining 300 City Link staff to be sacked from today
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "Today the remaining 300 City Link staff who escaped the sack on New Years Eve will be told that they are out of a job as well as the tide of human misery unleashed by the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, better capital
RMT on reports that some City Link assets have been sold off
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is clear that a fire sale of the remaining assets of City Link is underway and it is outrageous that the union is being denied a meeting and proper consultation with the administrator...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link, ernst and young, dx, vince cable
City Link rescue talks stall over valuation
"RMT believes that the gap could be in the region of £3 million, a sum dwarfed by lost tax and vat revenues and the public liability for redundancy costs. We are calling on Vince Cable to step in as a...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link bid
At this stage we have no further details and we understand the matter is in the hands of the administrators with the government and Vince Cable aware of the situation.    With today key in terms of redundancies RMT is...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Administrators confirm 2400 City Link staff sacked
RMT does not believe that those pulling the strings had any interest in saving this business and were happy to cut and run leaving a trail of human misery in their wake. The City Link collapse has blown the lid...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT protest at City Link Coventry hub today
The protest will be at the City Link Coventry hub;   ‎Coventry air park ,Siskin Parkway West ,Bagington ,Coventry CV3 4pa. 1500 hours. 31 december    RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT is making it clear again today that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT protest at City Link Coventry hub tomorrow
The protest will be at the City Link Coventry hub;   ‎Coventry air park ,Siskin Parkway West ,Bagington ,Coventry CV3 4pa. 1500 hours. 31 december    RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;   "RMT is making it clear again today that the...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link union RMT confirms direct contact with Vince Cable
"In those talks I pushed RMT's case for an urgent summit involving the union, the administrators and the government as the best way of thrashing out a rescue plan. RMT is bitterly disappointed that Vince Cable has rejected that proposal....
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT demands halt to City Link New Year's Eve redundancies
At the moment the only offer of a meeting from Vince Cable is at some unspecified date in the New Year ‎- after the workforce has been sacked and the company smashed to bits.    In the letter to Ernst...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT demands action
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said "While RMT continues to fight for justice for the City Link workforce we know from the thousands of messages of support we have received that the nation's eyes have been opened to the money-grabbing...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
City Link union RMT hits back at John Moulton on Radio 4
Wave after wave of attacks on workers rights have created a climate of fear in workplaces across the land with City Link a sickening example of the ability of wealthy speculators to treat their workers like dirt.   RMT welcomes...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
TUC pledges full support for RMT fight over City Link jobs
The TUC is today (Monday) calling on the Secretary of State for Business, Investment and Skills, Vince Cable, to urgently meet with trade union representatives of City Link workers who are at risk of losing their jobs and not receiving...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Chaos at City Link depots this morning
Staff were hauled into pre dawn meetings with the administrators with the vast majority told their jobs had been destr‎oyed on the spot.    A small number of admin staff have been kept on in the short term to deal...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
Global union federation pledges support for City Link fight
City Link, a Coventry-based courier and logistics firm with some 53 depots nationwide, has announced insolvency plans that will result in thousands of redundancies on New Years' Eve. The ITF-affiliated RMT, following an emergency meeting yesterday with ‘restructuring experts’ Ernst &...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT meeting City Link administrators today
Mick Cash general secretary said; "RMT's objective now is to do everything we can to rescue jobs in the wake of the shock collapse into administration of City Link on Christmas day. "Despite the festive season there can be no...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT pledges to fight for City Link jobs
"City Link is a perfectly viable business sold off for a pound to a bunch of cowboys who had no interest in keeping the company afloat and the result is that nearly 3000 workers face the bleakest possible new year. It...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link
RMT meeting with City Link administrators
At the meeting the union was told that:   * the company were working with insolvency advisors since November without telling the staff or their union.    * the company was technically declared insolvent on the 22nd December but deliberately withheld that...
Region: National
Tagged with: city link