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News : Neville Wilshire Being Asked to Money Owed to Workers in Abertillery
Abertillery, South Wales, UK, Jan 21, 2015 -- THE GMB union is seeking to recover monies owed to workers in Abertillery sacked last year after the closure of a firm owned by Call Centre star Neville Willshire.
UNIONLINE has been instructed by the GMB to pursue an aggressive debt recovery strategy to ensure former employees of RIS Insulation Ltd in Abertillery are paid debts they are owed.
The union claims Mr Wilshire took over RIS Insulation, a loft and cavity wall insulation provider, in August 2013 and shut it on October 30 with immediate effect and with no consultation.
In November the GMB publicly called on Mr Wilshire to meet his legal obligations and pay redundancy monies, holiday pay and pay in lieu of notice or monies owed from overtime work that had not been paid.
A statement issued by Mr Wilshire at the time said: "The directors can confirm that the salaries due from October were paid on time and that they are currently working to collect invoices due to them in order that redundancy payments can be calculated and processed.
"We will keep in touch during this period to advise the individuals concerned of likely timescales."
The GMB claims that, as of January 20 2015, staff have received no letters or had any contact whatsoever.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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