Definition of 'redundancy'

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Some have already witnessed redundancies and may see managed services as another threat to their job security. Computing (2010)They are going to have to fork out national insurance contributions at 13.8 per cent of any redundancy payments they make over 30,000. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I don't want to have to pay redundancy because they are all long-serving. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It could also include ministerial advice on cuts or redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It said that compulsory redundancies may be necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our priority is to do our best to ensure these losses are dealt with through voluntary redundancy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The family live off his redundancy package. The Sun (2007)Pay cuts and the risk of redundancy may provide the excuse. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You may have to make redundancies because the amount of work has diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The plan is designed to do this while avoiding redundancies. The Sun (2009)Unions rejected a final company offer which guaranteed no compulsory redundancies for the next five years. The Sun (2010)You just end up giving an employment lawyer part of your redundancy pay. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In return for no compulsory redundancies the company is asking the staff to accept cuts in pay. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It said it was also considering launching a voluntary redundancy programme. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In any office these days you will hear tales of budget cuts and redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Existing crew will be offered voluntary redundancy or leave through natural wastage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Senior officials admitted redundancy packages would have to be drawn up for all three services. The Sun (2010)Many may face redundancy as schools seek to save money. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The firm was forced to make redundancies. The Sun (2009)Flexible working is a new way of thinking about those issues and might avoid redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The bank is expected to try to find alternative roles to minimise compulsory redundancies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Further job losses are inevitable and the voluntary redundancy programme has been reopened. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both have made redundancies and cut partners and are focused now on improving profits rather than expanding. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Those who take voluntary redundancy would qualify for generous payouts from public funds because of their expected earnings. The Sun (2007)Your employer must pay at least statutory redundancy pay if you have been with them for two years or more. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Employees also have the right to reasonable time off with pay during their redundancy notice so that they can seek other work. Torrington, Derek Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)The company said that redundancies were inevitable but it hoped that some workers would find work in other parts of the group. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The redundancies form part of a 2.5 million cost-cutting plan. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'redundancy'

layoff, sacking, dismissal
unemployment, the sack, the axe, joblessness

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Translations for 'redundancy'

British English: redundancy /rɪˈdʌndənsɪ/ NOUN
If there are redundancies within an organization, some of its employees are dismissed because their jobs are no longer necessary or because the organization can no longer afford to pay them.
Thousands of workers are facing redundancy.
  • American English: redundancy
  • Arabic: طَرْد حشو
  • Brazilian Portuguese: redundância
  • Chinese: 冗余
  • Croatian: višak
  • Czech: propouštění z důvodu nadbytečnosti
  • Danish: afskedigelse
  • Dutch: overtolligheid
  • European Spanish: despido
  • Finnish: irtisanominen työnantajan taholta tarpeettomuuden vuoksi
  • French: licenciement
  • German: Entlassung
  • Greek: πλεονασμός
  • Italian: esubero
  • Japanese: 余剰人員の解雇
  • Korean: 해고
  • Norwegian: arbeidsledighet
  • Polish: redukcja etatu
  • European Portuguese: despedimento
  • Romanian: concediere
  • Russian: избыточность
  • Spanish: despido
  • Swedish: friställning
  • Thai: การให้ออกจากงาน
  • Turkish: işten çıkarma ihtiyaç fazlası olarak
  • Ukrainian: скорочення працівників
  • Vietnamese: tình trạng dư thừa


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