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Old 11-03-2014, 10:08 AM
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MAG UK wound down after losing employment tribunal

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So, they not only abused their employees but robbed them of their compensation for wrongful dismissal as well. I won't be renewing my membership....
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:42 PM
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I think a lot of people will feel the same. MAG took a long time to recover when all this happened years ago, although we never really knew what it was all about and who did what. There's a lot more availability of information now so it will be harder to cover it up.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:52 PM
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There are so many scandals these days that we hardly take any notice any more.

Anyone remember the pensions scandal where the Mirror group (I think) spent the workers pension fund, then shortly afterwards it came out that a lot of companies had done the same thing, some had gone into receivership or bankrupt and the pension funds had dissapeared..Well now there is a national campaign to get you to invest in a new pension fund because the employers invest in it too..nothing has changed, people are still gullible and will believe almost anything if someone says...Because it is the right thing to do...

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Maybe Mitch can make a comment as to what is really happening rather than what a website journalist has written. I seem to remember the changing of company set up for MAG being planned (inc setting up new company) and voted on at the AGC last year way before a tribunal was even on the cards. Anyway I would suspect under TUPE rules they might be able to claim off the new company anyway or the government covers the award the same as redundancy pay from a wound up company if I remember rightly so the ex-employees would not lose out.
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Anyway I would suspect under TUPE rules they might be able to claim off the new company anyway or the government covers the award the same as redundancy pay from a wound up company if I remember rightly so the ex-employees would not lose out.
Would those rules still apply to a registered charity..

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Maybe Mitch can make a comment as to what is really happening rather than what a website journalist has written. I seem to remember the changing of company set up for MAG being planned (inc setting up new company) and voted on at the AGC last year way before a tribunal was even on the cards. Anyway I would suspect under TUPE rules they might be able to claim off the new company anyway or the government covers the award the same as redundancy pay from a wound up company if I remember rightly so the ex-employees would not lose out.
You may well be right but that means we, the taxpayer, will foot the bill for MAG's poor treatment of their employees and they will skip any responsibility. I do not think that is good enough, if they had apologized and paid up (and sorted their working practices) then I would have no problem with them, after all everybody makes mistakes.
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Anyway I would suspect under TUPE rules they might be able to claim off the new company anyway or the government covers the award the same as redundancy pay from a wound up company if I remember rightly so the ex-employees would not lose out.
Not so. The liability allowed as M.A.G. (UK) Ltd. is a company limited by guarantee (not shares) is 1 per member. Which means that if M.A.G. (UK) Ltd. is ever wound up properly, each current member would owe a quid – which would cost more than that to get for the Administrators.
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