Bury St Edmunds: Job threat at tribunal centre
JOBS at a west Suffolk tribunal centre could be at risk after court bosses revealed plans to move a number of roles to another county.
The Employment Tribunal office in Bury St Edmunds currently houses the National Registry of Judgments and handles a major part of the services administration.
But Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which runs the Southgate Street centre, have now confirmed they are consulting unions about proposals to move the administrative function to a newer, larger premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
One source, who asked not to be named, said that workers would be given the opportunity to transfer in 2014 but claimed many are Bury-based and are unlikely to move.
A spokeswoman for the HMCTS said: “HMCTS is in the early stages of planning a transfer of the administrative function of the Employment Tribunal at Bury St Edmunds to Huntingdon in Spring 2014.
You may also want to watch:
“Employment Tribunal cases will continue to be heard in Bury St Edmunds. The likely impact on staff is not yet known but we are in discussions with the unions and are fully committed to keeping staff informed.”
- 1 Forensic teams at Woodbridge house after 'incident'
- 2 First pictures: Which Suffolk pubs are preparing to reopen on April 12?
- 3 Matchday Recap: Goalless again in first game of a new era at Town
- 4 Murder suspect arrested after woman found dead at country park
- 5 Driver goes to court over speed camera calibration dispute
- 6 Town's country park remains closed after woman's body discovered
- 7 Tudor farmhouse with separate annexe is again for sale for £1.275m
- 8 Plans for 170 homes in village outside of Ipswich
- 9 Managing director of popular zoos steps down after 28 years
- 10 'It was a surprise for a lot of us... but these are exciting times' - Gill on takeover