first_imgALMOST 30 workers fired from their jobs with an initial offer of less than €2k each as an initial pay-off are set to challenge the legality of the move.AssetCo employees say they now have documents which show they were employed directed by a London company and a bid to have them laid off without proper payment is “illegitimate.”The Lisfannon-based workers had provided 24/7 call centre support to the London Fire Brigade for six years until it closed two weeks ago. The money offered was later withdrawn, say former staff members and so far they have received nothing.Sacked worker Oliver O’Donnell said: “The administrators have been instructed by London Fire Brigade to offer the 29 employees, personally, in writing £55k to be shared between them for vital financial documentation, IT data, Payroll/HR data, and most importantly the methods which were used to manage the 24/7 Fire desk control centre which will then be presumably given to the third party to assist them in the operating of the London Fire PFI Contract.“This payment will not in any way recognise the employment status of ROI employees as AssetCo London Ltd employees. ROI employees are willing to assist LFB and the third party if their employment rights are recognised.“The UK based contractual employees of Assetco London Ltd are still in employment in London having their continued employment transferred to the new third party responsible for the operation of the London Fire PFI Contract. “Donegal employees operated 24/7 call centre from which calls were received directly from London Fire Brigade station in relation to maintenance and repairs of London Fleet of vehicles and equipment.“Over the past 18 months ROI based employees have been paid directly from AssetCo London Ltd (Premier FireServe Ltd) bank account.“Documentation is available, which the ROI Employees believe, clearly demonstrate that they are in effect AssetCo London Limited (now known as Premier FireServe Limited) employees and thus when the London Fire PFI contract was novated to the third party the employment rights of the ROI employees should have been novated as well.“ROI employees have been denied right to their salary, consultation period, notice pay, redundancy and most importantly their jobs.” SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUS was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUSlast_img read more